Vici Gaming wins Dota Epicenter Major after 3-2 slugfest against Liquid – Daily Esports
The Dota Epicenter Major 2019 occasion simply wrapped up, and Vici Gaming is taking dwelling the prize. It didn’t come straightforward, nonetheless, as VG needed to pummel their means by 5 video games against Liquid. For their half, Liquid put up one among their finest performances of the yr by way of mechanical ability and sheer aggression.
After dictating the circulate of the whole match by clever map management, Liquid took recreation one. That extraordinarily one-sided recreation was not a sign of the place the spherical-of-hearth was headed, nonetheless. In a formidable show of composure, VG managed to come back again and seal the collection with three wins to 2. They took dwelling the $350,000 first place prize, whereas Liquid received $170,000 at second place.
The Epicenter Major 2019 was the final occasion within the Dota 2018-2019 skilled circuit. Liquid will get one other probability at first place in August at The International 2019. Both groups are virtually actually competing. Until then, Liquid get the silver lining of getting group member Amer “Miracle” al-Barkawi win the MVP award for the whole occasion.
Infamous disbands after loss
The one group who maybe misplaced more durable than Liquid was Infamous. The group was knocked out of the working within the opening spherical of Dota Epicenter Major 2019. Shortly afterward, group member Dominik “Black” Reitmeier introduced on Twitter that the group had cut up up.
When it rains it pours. We all determined to gi seperate methods. Lft half of DMs are open. Happened very unexpectedly for me at the least.
— Dominik Reitmeier (@BlackDotA2) June 27, 2019
This leaves all the ex-Infamous gamers scrambling to safe roster spots in different groups earlier than The International 2019. Qualifiers for the occasion start on July three and wrap up on July 15, and solely six groups will make it into the pool by the qualifiers.
As the ultimate professional circuit Dota occasion of 2019, The International will happen in Shanghai this yr, lasting from August 20 to 25. The prize pool lately handed the $22 million mark and is about to interrupt the report for the best Dota prize purse in esports historical past.
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