Regardless of coming into Dota 2 TI10 as one of many absolute underdogs and even dropping down into the match’s decrease bracket, Staff Spirit gained the grand final against PSG.LGD and lifted the distinguished Aegis of the Champion.
Driving the momentum of a 2-0 victory in opposition to Staff Secret, Staff Spirit clinched the primary two matches of the grand last. Then again, PSG.LGD, the Chinese language maestros deemed unstoppable by virtually everybody, appeared trepidatious for the primary time within the 11-day lengthy match.
Nevertheless, they got here again robust in sport three and 4, as if that they had regained their composure in opposition to the CIS youth. Sport 5 noticed PSG.LGD draft their signature Tiny-Lycan combo. Nevertheless, Staff Spirit cracked the code of the seemingly indomitable tactic with Winter Wyvern-Magnus-Terrorblade.
Winner of Dota 2 TI10, Staff Spirit take house 18 million USD
Staff Spirit got here into TI10 from the CIS regional qualifier. Consisting of 4 promising Jap European Dota 2 pub stars with Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov as captain and Airat “Silent” Gaziev as coach, no one envisioned Staff Spirit to be a prime contender at The Worldwide, not to mention win all of it.
Staff Spirit’s solely notable efficiency within the prime tier of Dota 2 up to now was their second-place end on the OGA Dota PIT Invitational, having misplaced to PSG.LGD within the grand last.
Nevertheless, their Cinderella story began within the decrease bracket of the principle stage. They eradicated prime groups comparable to Fnatic, OG, Virtus.professional, Invictus Gaming, and Staff Secret one after the opposite. It lastly culminated of their 3-2 victory over the seemingly invincible PSG-LGD facet within the grand last.
It was a surreal expertise for followers worldwide to see Staff Spirit because the victors of the largest Dota 2 match. After the primary TI, that is the second time that an Jap European group has claimed the Aegis of the Champion.
Then again, it has been a tricky few years for Chinese language Dota 2 followers. Because the Wings Gaming victory at TI6, there have been 3 times the place a Chinese language facet has faltered on the final hurdle. Notably, it’s PSG.LGD’s second time at this place.
Wang “Ame” Chunyu was a part of the LGD squad that misplaced to OG within the grand last of TI8. Hopefully, they’re going to make a robust return subsequent season and provide Dota 2 followers some nice worldwide rivalry in opposition to Western groups.