OG is the double Dota 2 World Champions
Published by Giselle
August 26, 2019 9:20 pm
The Dota esports keeps its champion. OG broke all trends and could, after the success of last year, earn the second The International Championship title.
The team marched through the upper bracket of the playoffs after a dominant group phase, and after a final win against Team Liquid, they secured the double championship title as well as the prize money of about $15,600,000.
OG raises the bar for future teams by several levels. Not only did OG win the second Aegis of Champions in the history of The International for the first time, but they also shared success with the exact same lineup for two consecutive years. OG’s triumph over Team Liquid brings the organization’s prize money to over $33,000,000, while each of the five current players has earned well over $5,000,000 over their careers.
Where there is a winner, there is also a loser – or in the case of The International 2019, 17 losers. OG prevailed in the Grand Final against Team Liquid, who finished the event on a solid yet disappointing second place. The lineup around Captain ( Germany ) Kuro ‘KuroKy’ Salehi Takhasomi secured a total of just under $4,450,000, while the third-placed PSG.LGD players were eliminated from the tournament with approximately $3,000,000.
While OG dominantly marched through the Upper Bracket, Team Liquid went a similar way in the Lower Bracket. The two lineups remained completely undefeated before each team had to give a map to PSG.LGD. In the European final of The International 2019, it was all about.
Team Liquid took the lead after a relatively tough first match before the competition showed absolute top form. OG equalled in the second match after only half an hour before two wins in under 25 minutes made it clear that the TI8 Championship lineup is still the best team in the world.
The placings of The International 2019
1st. Europe / Europe OG – approx. $15.600.000
2nd. Europe / Europe Team Liquid – approx. $4,450,000
3rd. China / China PSG.LGD – approx. $3.000.000
4th. Europe / Europe Team Secret – approx. $2.000.000
5th. – 6th USA / USA Evil Geniuses
5th. – 6th China / China Vici Gaming
7th. – 8th China / China Royal Never Give Up
7th. – 8th Peru / Peru Infamous
9th. – 12th Russia / Russia Virtus.pro
9th. – 12th China / China Newbee
9th. – 12th Malaysia / Malaysia Mineski
9th. – 12th Philippines / Philippines TNC Predator
13th. – 16th Sweden / Sweden Alliance
13th. – 16th Ukraine / Ukraine Natus Vincere
13th. – 16th Malaysia / Malaysia Fnatic
13th. – 16th China / China Keen Gaming
17th. – 18th Europe / Europe Chaos Esports Club
17th. – 18th Europe / Europe Ninjas in pyjamas
Outside the actual matches, The International once again had some surprises in store. During the playoffs Valve unveiled the upcoming hero Snapfire before the long-awaited fourth Spirit brother Void Spirit was announced. The two new heroes are part of “The Outlanders” update, which will be released this fall.
Also, Valve announced the venue for The International 2020, to be held in Stockholm. The biggest event of the Dota esports returns to Europe after nine long years.