2021 Global Esports Games: Great Britain Dota 2 women’s team win silver medal

In the semi-finals, they defeated Mongolia 2-0 before facing Singapore in the grand final on the main stage.

2021 Global Esports Games : Great Britain Dota 2 women’s team win silver medal. (Credits: Twitter)

The women’s Dota 2 team from Great Britain finished second at the 2021 Global Esports Games medal event in Singapore.

In the semi-finals, they defeated Mongolia 2-0 before facing Singapore in the grand final on the main stage. They went up 1-0, but Singapore won two games in a row (including a game three that lasted more than 70 minutes), giving them gold and Great Britain silver.

Great Britain player Bellemiku commented: “From where we started in the beginning, I am so proud of how far we have come. We prepared for the matches to the best of our ability and our series vs Mongolia and Singapore showed that.

“We went into the finals with low expectations and winning that first match felt amazing, it’s a shame we couldn’t close out the series but the final 80-minute match just displays how close it really was. I’m very excited to see more opportunities like this in the future!”

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2021 Global Esports Games : Great Britain Dota 2 women’s team win silver medal

The British Esports Association chose the 2021 teams to represent the United Kingdom at this year’s Global Esports Games 2021 in Singapore earlier this year.

Teams from almost 80 countries competed in a medal event without prize money last weekend, from December 17th to 19th, 2021. Street Fighter V, Dota 2 Open, Dota 2 Women, and eFootball PES all held tournaments at the 2021 games.

“Closing out the first Global Esports Games with a silver medal and two close fourth-place finishes is a fantastic start for what could be a strong national programme.”

Mark Weller, Great Britain team manager

The men’s Dota 2 Open team (not to be confused with the women’s squad) lost 2-0 to Singapore in the semi-finals, while eFootball PES player MrMyClub1 (representing Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland) beat Hungary but lost to Montenegro and Libya in the final.

Then, in Street Fighter V, London-based Kim-Philippe Ruddy ‘The4Phillz’ Badiabio was defeated 3-1 by Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals.

The British Esports Association has appointed UK fighting game star Ryan Hart to assist in the selection process for Street Fighter.

Mark Weller, Vexed Gaming’s chief gaming officer, oversaw the Great Britain teams overall.

Team manager Mark Weller commented: “Closing out the first Global Esports Games with a silver medal and two close fourth-place finishes is a fantastic start for what could be a strong national programme.

“Our journey to Singapore was met with many struggles, but I feel we are building the foundations of something truly fantastic with your GB esports roster. I think we can walk away proud, showing that Great Britain is home to some exceptional talent and I look forward to building on these foundations we laid in 2021.”

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