Dota 2 DreamLeague Season 11 Results: Vici Gaming Claims Major Championship

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Vici Gaming Wins DreamLeague Major Wykrhm Reddy

The Dota 2 DreamLeague Season 11 is finally over and standing on top is none other than Vici Gaming. The win gives VG $350,000 and 4,950 DPC points. However a more important result of the win is that it has catapulted VG to the top 4 of the DPC rankings. This means that along with Virtus.pro, Team Secret, and Evil Geniuses, VG has been given a slot in the upcoming The International 2019.

VG’s journey was not easy, as the team began with the Closed Qualifier for China for the DL Season 11. VG was one of the teams invited and finished the Group Stage in second. However, VG fell to EHOME 0-2 in the Upper Bracket matches. The team still had a chance, but got eliminated from the qualifier in round 2 of the Lower Bracket thanks to Royal Never Give Up.

VG then joined the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor China Qualifier as one of the invited teams. The team would fall to Team Aster in the semi-finals 0-2, but would recover in the Loser’s Round against Room310 2-0. VG met Team Aster again in the Loser’s Finals, this time making short work of their opponents, beating them 2-0.

For the Minor, VG took the lead in the team's group after the Group Stage, beating Demolition Boys 2-0 and Gambit Esports 2-1. The team was clearly on a mission, as VG swept Old but Gold 2-0 in the semi-finals and Gambit Esports 3-0 in the Finals to earn a spot at the Major.

At the DreamLeague Major, Vici Gaming was placed in Group D, and finish behind Evil Geniuses for a spot in the Upper Bracket. In the Upper Bracket, VG surprised top-ranked Team Secret for a 2-1 win and moved to the next round. Here they faced PSG.LGD and, like the previous match, closed it 2-1. The Upper Bracket was a tough fight against Fnatic, who had so far swept their previous games. The first game took one hour, with Fnatic claiming victory. The second game initially went in favor of Fnatic, but VG snatched away the victory. The third game started with a surprise Bloodseeker pick for Zhang “Paparazi” Chengjun. Fnatic went with Pyo “MP” No-a’s Juggernaut and Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang’s Brewmaster, but it would not be enough, especially with the Meduca of Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang.

In the Finals, VG faced off against VP in a match that confirms why Dota 2 is one of the best esports there is. The game was a tightly contested back-and-forth, with VG taking the first game. The two teams traded wins until things came down to a deciding fifth game. VG dominated VP in the final contest, thanks to Ori’s Medusa and Paparazi’s Razor. 

Virtus.pro took second place and takes home $170,000 and 3,000 DPC points. Fnatic fell into third place, winning $100,000 and 2,100 DPC points.

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