Vici Gaming Takes Home DreamLeague Season 11 Title
Posted 26th March 2019 By: Derpina    134 Views
Esports News – Chinese Dota 2 team Vici Gaming are the new champions of DreamLeague Season 11 after defeating Virtus.pro in a close 3:2 win. It took the two teams all 5 games to put an end to the tournament’s finale in Stockholm, Sweden.
Vici Gaming is fresh from their win at the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor. The team was given a chance to compete with 15 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams at DreamLeague Season 11: Stockholm Major right after. Before they even win the tournament, they already have a good standing in the DPC rankings. So when the team started with the tournament, they showed up and took the second top seed in the upper bracket playoffs immediately.
Along the way, they encountered and defeated Team Secret (2:1), the top seeder and the current favorite team in this year’s DPC major, as well as PSG.LGD (2:1), one of the dominating teams in DreamLeague tournaments. At the end of the playoffs, Vici Gaming finished top 3.
Vici Gaming’s impressive winning streaks didn’t stop there. Entering the upper bracket finals, they clinched a 2:1 victory over Fnatic. This marked Vici Gaming’s highest position on the leaderboard rankings and their secured, direct invite for The International 9.
Moving on to the grand finals, Vici Gaming was set to face Virtus.pro. It was a back-and-forth battle with no favorite and underdog positions on the line. Vici won the first game with a 34-14 kill advantage. Virtus.pro then took the second game, boasting off a 34-30 edge in kills. Game 3, as the initial determiner, saw Vici turning the tables around with a dominant win of 24 kills. And when Virtus.pro once again won the fourth round, the fifth decisive round was established.
In the end, Vici Gaming reigned supreme with a 16-6 win in Game 5. They won the lion’s share of $350,000 first-place prize (out of the $1 million dollar prize pool) and 4,950 Dota Pro Circuit points.
Virtus.pro, the second placer, earned $170,00 and 3,000 DPC points. Fnatic won $100,000 and 2,100 DPC points for the third-place finish, while Team Secret won $80,000 and 1,350 points for finishing fourth.