Manila Masters Power Rankings – all you need to know

The Manila Masters is set to host eight of the best teams in Dota 2 this coming May 26-28. Here is Esportsranks pre event Manila Masters Power Rankings.

Below, we’ll take a look at how the 8-team lineup stacks up heading into the event, based on their recent performances:

Manila Masters Power Rankings

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Manila Masters Power Rankings – The Bottom Four

Team NP
  • Jacky “EternaLEnvy” Mao
  • Adrian “FATA-” Trinks
  • Arif “MSS” Anwar
  • Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling
  • Johan “pieliedie” Åström

With four out of five members of the team having previously competed together under the Cloud9 banner back in 2014, chemistry is definitely not an issue here. And, maybe, just maybe, FATA-‘s return to the competitive scene and pieliedie’s addition can help shake things up. But, until we see results, we don’t really know what to expect from this team.

Team Faceless
  • Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier
  • Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong
  • Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang
  • Toh “xy-” Wai Hong
  • Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih

Team Faceless immediately became one of the top teams in the SEA region after its inception in last year’s Fall season. However, the team hasn’t really had much success against the West. Plus, given their lackluster performance in the StarLadder i-League Invitational S2it’s easy to see why the team is part of the bottom four in our Manila Masters Power Rankings.

Newbee

  • Xu “uuu9” Han
  • Song “Sccc” Chun
  • Damien “Kpii” Chok
  • Hu “kaka” Liangzhi
  • Zeng “Faith” Hongda

You really can’t blame Newbee for sticking with their roster. It’s worked for them so many times in the past. However, the team hasn’t had much success against non-Chinese teams recently. Although they can still pack a punch, it’s hard to look past their failure at the Kiev Major and getting swept twice at the StarLadder i-League Invitational. 

Manila Masters Power Rankings

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Team Secret
  • Pyo “MP” No-a
  • Zheng “Midone” Yeik Nai
  • Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann
  • Yazied “YapzOr” Jadarat
  • Clement “Puppey” Ivanov

Team Secret has played relatively well as of late. They dismantled fan-favourites Natus Vincere to qualify for Epicenter MOSCOW 2017. Then, they followed up their performance by sweeping Virtus Pro to secure a spot at the LAN Finals of DreamLeague Season 7. However, this isn’t exactly the first time Team Secret has come into an event with so much momentum, only to fall short.

Manila Masters Power Rankings

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Manila Masters Power Rankings – Top Four

Clutch Gamers
  • Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
  • Khim “Gabii” Villafuerte
  • Rafael “Rapy” Sicat Palo
  • Marven “Boombacs” Rushton
  • Kenneth “Flysolo Coloma

It’s not easy to qualify for four LANs all in one month, but this young team has done it anyway. Thanks to their consistently strong play, the team has beaten all of SEA’s top teams, including WG. Unity, TNC, Faceless, and Mineski. 

Now considered as the top team in SEA, will their success follow them in the main event of the Manila Masters, or will they succumb to the pressure of playing in front of the home crowd?

Evil Geniuses
  • Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
  • Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan
  • Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora
  • Ludwig “zai” Wahlberg
  • Andreas Franck “Cr1t-” Nielsen

The North America powerhouse hasn’t exactly played a single game this May and since the new patch, 7.06 hit. However, it would be unwise to count the boys in blue out. Their talent and prowess is second to none, and with the new patch favouring strong midlane play, the team is placed highly in our Manila Masters Power Rankings.

Invictus Gaming

  • Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei
  • Ou “Op” Peng
  • Lin “Xxs” Jing
  • Ye “BoBoKa” Zhibiao
  • Fu “Q” Bin

Similar to Newbee, Invictus Gaming stuck to their lineup. However, what makes them different is that they’ve had success against both Chinese and International competition. With strong showings in the Kiev Major, DAC, and StarLadder i-League, and the uber-farmer “BurNIng” on their team, Invictus Gaming has as good of a chance as any team at winning the whole tournament.

Manila Masters Power Rankings

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OG

  • Johan “N0tail” Sundstein
  • Anathan “ana” Pham
  • Gustav “s4” Magnusson
  • Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka
  • TalFly” Aizik

Back-to-back and 4-time major champions. Was there really any doubt they’d be on top of this list? OG heads into Manila Masters with hype and momentum going their way, and they’ve rarely failed to deliver. While the team hasn’t exactly played since the new patch 7.06 hit, would anyone dare bet against them being able to adapt? Look to them to try to win another championship as they return to Manila once again.

Who do you think is going to win Manila Masters? Will it be the boys in blue, or will #dreamgreen come true once again? Let us know in the comments below!