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FaceIt Pro League Wrap-Up: Week 2 (September 7-15)

Week 2’s summary: Top 10, item cheesing, and did anyone even get unvouched?

The initial dust has certainly settled down in week two of the Faceit Pro League as the initial hype wears out. However, the in-house league is still kicking, and pros are queuing up for some pre-tourney-season, high-level play.

As show goes on, the standings must change in one way or another. We’ve even let you know who’s climbed up, slipped down in, and popped into the Top 10!

Check out who came out ahead this week—did any of your favorites make it?

Regional Rankings

As of 1:30 p.m. ET on Friday, September 15, 2017.

How does the point system work? — All players start with 1200 points. Each win garners +15 points, losses -15. Win streaks will earn bonus points based on the win-streak length.

LISTING FORMAT:

  • Handle (Real Name, if known) — Score (Win-Loss of Total, Winrate%) — ΔRank [Last week’s Top 10 rating, or N/A]

Top 10 North America

  1. Arteezy (Artour Babaev) — 1794 (69-41 of 110, 63%) — ↑ [2]
  2. boris [borster] (Bill Oliver) — 1670 (36-34 of 70, 51%) — N/A
  3. Papita (Mariano Caneda) — 1664 (20-8 of 28, 71%) — N/A
  4. dreKy (Unknown) — 1656 (60-60 of 120, 50%) — N/A
  5. bryle- (Unknown) — 1655 (35-27 of 62, 56%) — N/A
  6. Monkeys_forever (Jaron Clinton) — 1654 (30-23 of 53, 57%) — ↑ [10]
  7. Yawar (Yawar Hassan) — 1641 (41-33 of 74, 55%) — ↑ [8]
  8. CharlieDota (Charlie Arat) — 1641 (54-64 of 118, 46%) — ↓ [6]
  9. KvH (Khanh Huynh) — 1639 (46-30 of 94, 49%) — N/A
  10. Jubei (Andrew Evelynn) — 1633 (41-30 of 71, 58%) — N/A

[Full NA rankings on Faceit League site.]

Top 10 Europe

  1. No[o]ne (Vladimir Minenko) — 1670 (42-11 of 52, 79%) — = [1]
  2. LeBronDota (Nikola Popovic) — 1637 (44-36 of 88, 55%) — N/A
  3. mdlxaa (Alperen Arslan) —1623 (52 of 110, 47%) — ↑ [5]
  4. Pingvincek (Jure Plešej) — 1600 (41-44 of 85, 48%) — ↑ [6]
  5. ALWAYSWANNAFLY [awfly] (Andrey Bondarenko) — 1571 (23-4 of 27, 75%) — ↓ [4]
  6. Pablo (Axel Källman) — 1567 (41-35 of 75, 54%) — ↓ [3]
  7. Cr1t- (Andreas Franck) — 1565 (29-27 of 56, 52%) — N/A [Was NA FPL last week]
  8. Black^ (Dominik Reitmeier) — 1558 (43-65 of 108, 40%) — N/A
  9. MinD_ContRoL (Ian Borislavov Ivanov) — 1551 (42-42 of 84, 50%) — ↓ [8]
  10. Rajjix (Roy Rajji) — 1546 (25-16 of 41, 61%) — N/A

[Full EU rankings on Faceit League site.]

Unvouched ... ?

Surprisingly... nobody, as far as we know. If anyone got unvouched, they likely didn’t make a deal of it, or they simply don’t care for the league enough and let it happen quietly.

Things happen. Or they don’t. We won’t judge either way. Maybe it’s for the better that we’ve heard nothing.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(No drama as far as we heard either. Definitely for the better.)

Clip(s) of the Week

At its highest levels, Dota 2 is a game of immense ingenuity. Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho took this to a whole new level by abusing a simple item: Tranquil Boots, which provide healing when out of combat.

Every time he got hit by his enemy in this particular teamfight, DeMoN rapidly removed and re-acquired the boots to reset the effect and reinstate the healing, giving him the little bit of survivability he needed to wrap up his role in the battle.

And obviously, we’re gonna feature anyone singing.

American Boys, never change.