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NiP Claims 2nd DPC Minor At Starladder Ukraine Minor

Posted 18th June 2019 By: Derpina    270 Views

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Esports News – Ninjas in Pyjamas stretches their winning streak this season after winning the Starladder Ukraine Minor. The winning team went past Alliance in the grand finals to close the tournament. This victory follows their previous win at the recent OGA PIT Minor 2019 and marks their second consecutive Minor title this DPC 2018-19 season.

Tournament recap

The grand finals saw two powerhouse Dota 2 teams in the European region vie for the championship title: Alliance and Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). Their last battle mimics a rematch of the upper bracket finals, but none of the teams yielded too soon as both gave the audience a heated fight.

Alliance took an early lead in the opening match, using Troll Warlord and Queen of Pain to outsmart NiP. We saw the team’s determination to claim the first round as they absolutely crumpled NiP’s spirit with a flawless performance by Michael “miCKe” Vu. The first battle clocked in at under 45 minutes, and Alliance ended the game with an impressive 14:44 score.

NiP focused their strength on game two, and everything completely turned around. The winning team took down Alliance’s players with the help of Adrian “Fata” Trinks and his Mirana. It wasn’t really an easy game unlike the first match, but it ended a lot faster. NiP have gone 17-1-13 through the half hour of the round and took control of the 15-minute mark. By 30 minutes, the game was over and NiP brought the tournament to a tie.

The third game was the decider round, and it was even better than the first two. NiP started the game aggressively with a surprise pick. Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard took Meepo, and other players have drafted their third Abaddon and Sand King. With this combination, the battle was basically over for Alliance. Although Alliance put in an impressive performance in the Laning phase, they failed to slow down NiP. The losing team only took one tower the entire game, but NiP successfully destroyed their barracks in barely 25 minutes to finally end the tournament.

Ninjas in Pyjamas roster

Player Position
Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard 1
Adrian “Fata” Trinks 2
Neta “33” Shapira 3
Martin “Saksa” Sazdov 4
Peter “ppd” Dager 5 (Captain)


Written by Derpina