Vici Gaming took home the trophy at DreamLeague Season 11, the Stockholm Major, in stunning fashion. They dominated the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor and then reverse-swept their way through the Upper Bracket of the Major to face Virtus.pro in the Grand Finals.
THE GRAND FINALS
And what a Grand Finals they were. Back-and-forth, the teams took games from each other with explosive, aggressive play. Game One was Vici Gaming’s after they won the laning phase handily. Zhang “Paparazi” Chengjun went an impressive 12/0/12 (kills/deaths/assists) on his Morphling.
Game two was all about the Antimage. It was the last picked hero in the draft, and Virtus.pro put it in the capable hands of Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev. With 819 last hits and an 11/1/13 record, Ramzes ran through Vici with a vengeance. The game shifted at the 25-minute mark in Virtus.pro’s favour after they successfully fended off a high ground push, exchanging only one hero for three dead on Vici’s side. Virtus.pro took the match, evening the score to 1-1.
Vici Gaming came back with their own last pick monster-hero in game three: Bloodseeker. The hero was only picked twice at DreamLeague, both times by Vici Gaming. In the hands of Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang, Bloodseeker lived up to his name. He went 10/0/5 in a little more than 22 minutes. Virtus.pro didn’t meet Vici Gaming’s aggression, letting the Chinese squad take their second win in the Grand Finals.