J.Storm claimed the championship belt from Team Serenity at WSOE 6. (Photo courtesy of WSOE)
The World Showdown of Esports saw its sixth iteration unfold over the past weekend, April 12-14. WSOE 6: Dota 2- Serenity’s Destiny saw four teams face off for the opportunity to challenge Team Serenity, the winners of WSOE 1.
J.Storm earned their spot in the Championship Match through a chain of 2-1 series. They then faced off against Team Serenity in a long best-of-five. Serenity won games one and three, while J.Storm rallied for games two and four. The fifth game went to 72:38 (min:sec), with J.Storm coming out victorious. They took home $50,000 USD of the $100,000 prize pool.
The North American J.Storm won the last two games of the series with a Sven-Lina-Abaddon-Necrophos line-up, swapping Batrider for Ember Spirit from game four to five.
Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan from Evil Geniuses were on hand for commentary and also for a brief Showmatch. Arteezy won both rounds, the first a Pudge matchup and the second an Axe matchup.
It’s unclear when J.Storm will next compete. They’re sitting out the next round of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit but will surely compete in the qualifiers for the final pair of DPC events.
WSOE 7 has not yet been announced. WSOE 2 and 5 featured Hearthstone, 3 was a Fortnite event and 4 featured Rocket League. Either of the latter two could come back to have their own Championship Match challenges or perhaps WSOE will dip into a new esport? What would you like to see featured next in the MMA-esque series? Let us know on Twitter.