All the way from closed qualifier, Ooredo Thunders and Monaspa have stellar performance in WEU DPC Div II and are promoted to Div I.

In a close Western Europe Dota Pro Circuit (WEU DPC) Division II season, only two teams could come out on top. And they are both from the closed qualifier! As if WEU Dota needs another reason to show the world that it is the toughest region in the scene.

During the closed qualifier, Ooredo Thunders blazed through the upper bracket without dropping a single game. They even toppled the fan-favorite Old G. Meanwhile, Monaspa dropped to the lower bracket early. However, that was to Ooredo Thunders. At the lower bracket, they pulled off the same hot streak and eliminated every team in a 2-0 fashion. In fact, they were the ones that finished the job on Old G, ending all hopes for the The International back-to-back winners' return. And now both teams will be playing at WEU DPC Division I next season.

Ooredo Thunders and Monaspa advances to WEU DPC Div II from closed qualifier (Image via <a href="https://liquipedia.net/dota2/Dota_Pro_Circuit/2023/1/Western_Europe/Closed_Qualifier" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">Liquipedia</a>)
Ooredo Thunders and Monaspa advances to WEU DPC Div II from closed qualifier (Image via Liquipedia)

Ooredo Thunders takes first place with a 6-1 score

As an esports organization, Ooredo Thunders have been around for some time now. However they are a new name in Dota with their squad having just been formed on July 2022. That said, the players are relatively seasoned competitors, and some have even been around in the scene since 2016. Throughout the season, they have only lost one series to Monaspa. Other than that, they pretty much dominated all of WEU DPC Division II. After winning their final series against Team Bald Reborn, they were guaranteed a promotion to Division I next season.

  1. Aybek "TA2000" Tokayev
  2. Tony "No!ob" Assaf
  3. Faruk "Wuiter" Terci
  4. Omar "OmaR" Moughrabi
  5. Oleh "kaori" Medvedok

Monaspa takes second place after a three-way tiebreaker

Unlike Ooredo Thunders, Monaspa has a longer history. The Georgian esports organization has been competing in Dota since 2019. Though they were mostly open qualifier games. It was not until they acquired the players from Brame Esports that they began to show promise. After a tight Division II season, Monaspa had a three-way tie with Alliance and D2 Hustlers with final score lines of 5-2. However, they were able to cinch the second spot on Division I after winning both tiebreaker matches. Even though this will be Monaspa's first rodeo on Division I as an organization, its players have already had a taste during their stint in Brame last year. Let's see if they can stay in Division I this time.

  1. Lasha "Nande" Narsia
  2. Irakli "W1sh" Peranidze
  3. Kharis "Eleven" Zafeiriou
  4. Sakis "dEsire" Kartsampas
  5. Giorgos "SsaSpartan" Giannakopoulos
Monaspa takes second place after beating Alliance and D2 Hustlers in a three-way tiebreaker (Image via <a href="https://liquipedia.net/dota2/Dota_Pro_Circuit/2023/1/Western_Europe/Division_II" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">Liquipedia</a>)
Monaspa takes second place after beating Alliance and D2 Hustlers in a three-way tiebreaker (Image via Liquipedia)

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