The Challenger Rumble is now over, and what a blast it was. After a whole day of hard combat and a great show of skill by all the participants, it is team Ding from Europe that walks away victorious, thus going home with the biggest share of the prize pool and the title of Challenger Rumble Champions. Thanks to their great tactics and an unfailing determination, Kazna Kru took second place.
The event in New York was full of fun and surprises all the way through. Let's take the opportunity to thank all the people involved—the organisers, players and the audience—for what was truly a memorable show!
Yet, as excellent as it was, the Challenger Rumble was only a step for the winners, as both finalists have earned their place for the next stage: the real deal, the big event, the Champions Rumble that will be held in Moscow less one month from now on 18 December. Let's not beat around the bush, the competition in Moscow will rise up to the next level. The CIS teams Na'Vi and Hellraisers will join the melee, as the winners and finalists of the last Grand Finals respectively. Needless to say, the ring might turn out to be too small for challengers of this calibre. And the stakes will be high: whoever comes out ahead will receive a direct qualification for the next Grand Finals.
Once again, congratulations to the winners. Stay tuned for more information about the Champions Rumble!