Fissure Universe: Episode 2 Tournament Overview

PGL Wallachia Season 1 and DreamLeague Season 23 gave fans three consecutive weeks of top-tier Dota 2 action, but... Owen | 27. May 2024

PGL Wallachia Season 1 and DreamLeague Season 23 gave fans three consecutive weeks of top-tier Dota 2 action, but it doesn’t stop there. The Fissure Universe Dota 2 tournament is a short four-day event featuring eight participants.

What Is The Fissure Universe: Episode 2 Tournament?

Fissure Universe: Episode 2 is an online Dota 2 tournament that will run from May 27 to 30, making it a relatively quick event. The prize pool of the tournament is $80,000, and eight teams will battle for a larger share. 

The eight participants were directly invited to play in the event:

  • Virtus.Pro
  • Entity Gaming
  • Nigma Galaxy
  • MOUZ
  • BOOM Esports
  • Tundra Esports
  • Team Secret
  • OG 

Fissure Universe: Episode 2 Format and Schedule

Like most other Dota 2 tournaments, the Fissure Universe: Episode 2 event will feature two phases:

Phase 1: Group Stage

  • The eight teams were divided into two groups consisting of four teams.
  • The Group Stage will follow a modified GSL format.
  • All matches will be played in Best of 3 format.
  • The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Playoffs.
  • The bottom two teams from each group are eliminated.

The groups were distributed as follows:

Group A:

  • Entity Gaming
  • Nigma Galaxy
  • Tundra Esports
  • Virtus.pro

Group B:

  • BOOM Esports
  • MOUZ
  • OG
  • Team Secret

Phase 2: Playoffs Stage

  • There is only room for four teams in the Playoffs Stage.
  • The Playoffs Stage will follow a double-elimination bracket.
  • All matches except for the Grand Final are played in Best of 3 format.
  • The Grand Final will be played in Best of 5 format.

Fissure Universe: Episode 2 Favorites

We will not see most of the best teams in the world such as Team Falcons, Team Spirit, Gaimin Gladiators, or Xtreme Gaming at this event. However, we can still watch several notable teams play at the event. The two clear favorites are OG and Tundra Esports. 

OG is easily one of the favorites to win this event. They have been consistently improving since integrating Timado to their lineup, but the organization failed to qualify for S-Tier events before the Peruvian joined. As a result, we could not see OG perform at PGL Wallachia Season 1 and DreamLeague Season 23. 

However, the roster looked sharp in the previous events, and most of the teams in this tournament should be no match for Ceb and the team. Realistically, OG should easily make it to the Playoffs with ease. 

The second favorite is Tundra Esports, a team that finished third at ESL One Birmingham 2024. Unfortunately, the team recently bid farewell to their offlaner, Tobi, and has fielded RAMZES666 as a stand-in since then. 

Despite a last-minute roster change, Tundra still performed relatively well at DreamLeague Season 23. It is unclear whether RAMZES666 will continue playing with the team for Fissure Universe, but the rest of the roster should already be good enough to win this event. 

Another team to look out for is Entity Gaming. We have not gotten to see the Western European squad play too many matches, as they failed to qualify for notable tournaments. Still, the team has been hard at work, mostly grinding pubs.

Entity’s carry player, watson, recently became the first player to reach 14,000 MMR. However, he has not translated his ranked achievements to meaningful tournament victories. If watson is looking to take over the world, winning Fissure Universe would be a good way to start.