One of the biggest tournaments of the year featuring the top eastern teams, the WPC ACE Dota 2 League has concluded with a very dramatic and inspirational Grand Final going in the way of Team DK.
This huge LAN event was played live at Shanghai, China and has been going on for 3 months, with a total prizepool of 245.000$ USD.
The tournament featured a league format with 2 games for each matchup (1-1 score = draw), which ended with the top 6 standings who qualified for the knockout stage:
1 – DK 43 points
2 – Invictus Gaming 38 points
3 – Vici Gaming 37 points
4 – LGD 35 points
5 – Tongfu 34 points
6 – LGD.int 28 points
The knockout stage featured best of 5 games in which all of the matchups ended with 3-0 scores with the exception of LGD vs iG. Since they placed top, both DK and iG got directly seeded to the semi-finals while the remaining teams had to battle it out.
Because LGD.Int had 2 members leave the team, VG took a relatively easy win over the international squad, in the other matchup LGD won against Tongfu. Both of these winners then lost on the semi finals against DK and iG. Before the Grand Finals, there was the 3rd place decider match in which VG 3-0’d LGD.
Then the Grand Finals Best of 7 between the titans DK and iG came and boy was it a treat… The games are an absolute must watch, iG won the first 3 games making them go way ahead of DK and just needed that final game to seal their victory but then DK overcame that 0-3 with 4 victories in a row, turning it into a miraculous 4-3 victory, thus taking the first place of the ACE Dota 2 League.