Win Kings Cup America
PPD has secured his first victory after leaving his position as EG's CEO to form a team with Pajkatt, CCnC, Zai, and Misery by defeating DC 3-0 in the finals of the King's Cup: America. Not even a surprise Meepo pick for Abed in game 3 could turn the tides around for DC as The Dire put the final nail in their coffin.
The Dire came first in their group after going 10-4, tying with both DC and coL before beating them in tiebreakers. This crushing performance sets The Dire up as the team to beat in the upcoming gauntlet of NA qualifiers for the upcoming Minor's and Major.
The Dire are currently in the winners bracket finals in StarLadder's NA qualifiers after beating the Korean squad Immortals and VGJ.Storm. They also have a deciding match against Iceberg Esports to determine whether or not they make the semi-finals of PGL's North American qualifier as well.