Team Liquid snatched the $ 150,000 first prize with a 3-1 win over Natus Vincere in Germany’s ESL One grand final on Sunday.
Na’Vi raised $ 80,000 for their runners-up in the $ 400,000 Dota 2 event, which started on October 5 with 16 teams from Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent Countries.
Playing in red for the entire grand final series, Liquid won the first two matches in 30 minutes each. After losing 45 minutes in the third game, Liquid took home the trophy with a 35 minute win in Game 4.
The list of winners for Team Liquid features Michael “m’iCKe” Vu, Maximilian “qojqva” Broecker, Samuel “Boxi” Svahn, Tommy “Taiga” Le and Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi. m’iCKe uses Liquid with an average kill-death-assist ratio of 10.8-2.5-10.5. Alik “V-Tune” Vorobey leads Na’Vi with a KDA ratio of 5.5-3.3-5.5.
Both teams compete in the Swiss group stage with the best five rounds of three matches. The team needs three wins to secure a place in the eight-team playoff, while three defeats equal elimination. The team never plays the same opponent twice.
The preliminary round is a best-of-three double elimination format, up to the best-of-five grand final.
Germany ESL One final standings and prize money:
1. Team Liquid – $ 150,000
2. Born to win – $ 80,000
3. mudgolems – $ 45,000
4. Team Secret – $ 25,000
5-6. Vikin.gg, Alliance – $ 15,500
7-8. Nigma’s Tim, OG – $ 12,000
9-11. Yellow Submarine, Ninjas in Pajamas, 5men – $ 7,500
12-14. Winstrike Team, HellRaisers, Cyber Legacy – $ 5,500
15-16. Extreme, Time Esports – $ 3,500
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