Esports: Invictus Gaming defeat Evil Geniuses in dramatic Dota 2 Major comeback

The International is an annual Dota 2 esports world championship event organized and produced by Valve, the creator of the game. The International was initially held at Gamescom in 2011 as a promotional event for the game and has been held annually since, with the exception of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible. The event features 18 teams, 12 of which receive direct invites based on Dota Pro Circuit performances and six winning regional qualifying playoff groups, one each from North America, South America, Southeast Asia, China, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. OG is the most recent champion and the only team to have won an International multiple times.

Since 2013, the prize pool has been crowdfunded through the game’s battle pass system, with 25% of all proceeds going into the prize pool. The Internationals features the highest single tournament prize pool of any esports event, with each year’s reward higher than the previous year, with the most recent prize pool exceeding US$34 million. The Aegis of Champions trophy is awarded to the winners.

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Despite its reputation for a lack of top teams and slow growth as a competitive area, NA continues to attract a large number of high-profile players. Qualifications for the International 10 North America tournament will earn the area a third place finish in the event. Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew got TI10 tickets previously. The tournament structure, as well as the betting on the Dota games for the North American qualifiers, is similar to that of the Eastern European and South American qualifiers. There is only one TI10 ticket up for grabs, therefore twelve teams will battle it out in best-of-three double-elimination rounds.

In the latest season of Dota Pro Circuit 2021, Undying has been a rising star. Having faced other NA competitors. Because EG and Quincy Crew were always in the way, they never seemed to make it to the majors. This time, Undying has nothing to fear in the TI10 North American Qualifiers. Sure, four Zoomers can give them a fight for their money, but any other candidate could beat them.

Then there’s SAD BOYS, a squad captained by Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao, known for his frequent roster changes. Regardless of all the drama, there is no doubt that EternaLEnVy is a seasoned veteran. And this new team completes the lineup of the top three contenders in this year’s standings. Overall, the TI10 North American Qualifiers are in a tough condition, with matchups appearing to be too one-sided. The Cut, for example, has little chance of stealing a game from Undying, and only winning the series.

The TI10 North American Qualifiers will usher in another North American representative to the International 10, taking place in early August 2021. While we do not anticipate a winning TI10 contender emerging from this qualifier, it remains a positive step toward highlighting NA talent.

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The fight for the first Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Major championship in 2021 reached the final on Sunday (April 4), with Invictus Gaming edging out Evil Geniuses in the grand final of the PGL-sponsored One Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major after to recover from a 2-0 deficit. Invictus Gaming’s Hu “Kaka” Liangzhi proved to be the Chinese team’s mastermind in a thrilling final at Fairmont Singapore, playing a crucial role in their dramatic 3-2 win over Evil Geniuses, whose lineup includes top-earning Singaporean Daryl. “iceiceice” Koh. In top shows, Evil Geniuses got off to a fast start, capturing the first two matches in just 31 minutes and 28 minutes.

Invictus Gaming, on the other hand, wasn’t ready to let the championship slip away from them, showing a much better performance in game three to push the series to 2-1 in just 55 minutes. After that, there was no stopping them. They won game four to force a tiebreaker, then won the decider to take home the winner’s check for US$200,000 (S$269,000) and 500 DPC points. The International 10, Dota 2’s most renowned tournament, will take place later this year and DPC points will be used to select which teams will be accepted. “We always felt like we could come back,” said Invictus Gaming coach Su “super” Peng. In games one and two, we didn’t do well in the draft, but Evil Geniuses offered us a shot in game three and we felt like we could bounce back.

“It means a lot to me, but it also means a lot to the team as 2020 was a tough year for us. We went through a lot, including a squad change, but we came back stronger. It was really tough, and I’m really glad we pulled it off today.” He said that even after falling 2-0, the team stuck together. The squad had a great sense of cohesion. Invictus Gaming’s victory was made all the sweeter as in the second round after top bracket play, they were defeated 2-0 by Evil Geniuses, who had gone undefeated before the final series, sending them into the lower tax bracket. low.

Invictus Gaming defeated tournament favorites Team Secret and Chinese team PSG 2-0 on their way to the title match. On Sunday, LGD defeated LGD 2-1 in the lower bracket final. The players were exhausted after playing eight games on Sunday, and he said they were tired and happy, but we just felt like going to bed and sleeping for 10 hours.”

Following the completion of the first Major of the DPC 2021, teams will prepare for the second season, which begins on April 13.

The US$500,000 One Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major follows Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) M2 World Cup in January as the second major esports project to take place in Singapore. The debut season of the MLBB Professional League Singapore is now underway and will conclude on May 9, just in time for Garena’s Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore later that month.

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