Keen Gaming Seals First-Ever Title At ESL One Mumbai 2019
Posted 22nd April 2019 By: Derpina    231 Views
Esports News – Unbeatable Chinese team Keen Gaming takes the ESL One Mumbai 2019 crown, defeating all 7 Dota 2 teams in the process and claiming the lion’s share of the $300,000 prize pool. This marks the team’s first live event victory in the history of the organization.
After several teams pulled out of the tournament, the list was left with Vincere, TNC Predator, Complexity Gaming, Team Team, Keen Gaming, Mineski, The Pango, and Signifty. The list was then divided into two groups before the matches begin, with the first four teams completing Group A and the last four teams representing Group B.
The playoffs and the first round of matches were composed of the upper and lower bracket matches. All teams were required to play in front of a live audience at the NSCI Dome, while the players who emerge victorious at the upper and lower bracket faced each other in a double elimination, BO3 format. Succeeding that, the winners of the playoffs competed in a BO5 series in the grand finals.
The start saw Natus Vincere try to push Keen Gaming to the lower bracket. But, the team didn’t expect the retribution Keen Gaming brought in the first series of matches. The winning team then acquired an early advantage to conclude the playoffs and seal their spot at the grand finals.
Keen Gaming went head to head against Mineski in the grand finals. According to many, the match was brief but not anticlimactic. The first two games were standard as both teams tried to take an early lead through the laning phase. The game only shifted when Keen Gaming executed team fights in the middle of the game to push back Minekski’s position.
Despite the tension in Game 3, it ended more quickly than the first two matches. Mineski was able to match CS with Keen in the first few rounds, but the winning team managed to farm a lead in the third round, courtesy of Wang “old chicken” Zhiyong’s Ember Spirit. Keen Gaming executed nine kills in only 20 minutes and closed out the series in 31 minutes. They were crowned champions with a 3-0 record.
Keen Gaming Roster
Wang “old chicken” Zhiyong
Zhai “一” Jingkai
Ren “eLeVeN” Yangwei
Hu “Kaka” Liangzhi
Song “dark” Runxi