Who Won In The Dota 2 2017 League
The winner of the 2017 International Dota 2 Champions, or TI7, is EU group Liquid, who in addition to the Aegis of Champions will likewise take house a $10.8 million reward. Their challengers, Chinese group Newbee, will get more than $3.9 for its 2nd location surface.
Both Newbee and Liquid provided a strong efficiency at The International start in the group phases, protecting their particular slots in the upper bracket of this week's Main Event. Each were thought about a preferred in the competition prior to TI started, once the centerpiece got underway, the 2 groups' courses diverged.
Newbee handled to play its method through the totality of TI7's upper bracket, culminating in a stunning upset versus odds-on competition fellow and preferred Chinese group LGD.Forever Young in the upper bracket last. This protected Newbee an ensured leading 2 surface for TI7, and their almost $4 million reward.
This showed a rather redemptive arc for the group, after a series of lower-than-expected outcomes over the history of The International and an early exit last year. Liquid dealt with a number of groups in the lower bracket that were extensively preferred over the EU team, consisting of LGD.
In today's lower bracket last, LGD.FY handled to win video game among the 3 video game set, however appeared rattled after Liquid's early underperformance was changed by a near-turnaround for the group. Riding that momentum, Liquid took the next 2 video games decisively, albeit in manner ins which cast doubt on the group's capability to handle the powerful Newbee lineup.
Liquid rode their lower bracket momentum into video game one, which led to an early thrashing that went undisputed for half an hour as the EU group ran over Newbee, in big part thanks to wandering offlane play of Ivan Borislavov "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov as Nature's Prophet. In video game 2, an aggressive early video game from Newbee made the Chinese group a strong start, however essential teamfights and stalling methods on the part of Liquid enabled bring gamer Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi to recuperate and eventually overwhelm Newbee.
As video game 3 opened, Newbee dealt with the possibility of a 2nd location surface, and altered their preparing technique to prefer early to mid-game push and goals. Eventually, nevertheless, Newbee showed not able to course appropriate, and eventually was up to Liquid in straight sets.
Lots of fans had actually hoped that Newbee may end up being the very first Dota 2 Organization to protect a 2nd International title, to accompany the Aegis the group won in 2014 at TI4. Liquid fans are most likely happy for group captain Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi, who has actually stopped working to put in the leading 6 of the International given that 2013, as a member of esports company Alliance regardless of appearing at 6 of the 7 Internationals.
LGD.FY's 3rd location surface makes it more than $2.4 million. The 2017 International Dota 2 Championships complete reward swimming pool surpassed $24 million, all however $1.6 countless which was crowdfunded by means of in-game purchases within Dota 2. Inning accordance with Valve, the TI7 Grand Final reached 4.7 million audiences throughout streaming platforms and within the Dota 2 customer.
Liquid, on the other hand, dropped to the lower bracket of the competition after the very first round, and were required to play dealing with removal over the whole week. This showed a rather redemptive arc for the group, after a series of lower-than-expected outcomes over the history of The International and an early exit last year. Liquid dealt with a number of groups in the lower bracket that were commonly preferred over the EU team, consisting of LGD. Permanently Young, who looked for a rematch versus Newbee in the Grand Final after Friday's loss.