OG walks away with 1st place in the Mars Dota 2 League 2017
Mars Dota 2 League kicks off the leaderboard for The International 2018.
Over in Macau, the Mars Dota 2 League took place between the 8th and the 10th of December 2017. This event is a big deal in that it offers a share of US$300,000 and 300 qualifying points towards the International 2018. Those qualifying points are everything during these smaller qualifying events and teams are hungry to scoop them up.
Nine teams participated in the event, with three of them having been invited and an additional five regional teams qualifying for the event. The ninth spot went to the winner of the Dota 2 Professional League Season 4. Much like most qualifiers and major events, a round-robin system is in place, with two groups facing off and the top placers moving into the playoffs.
OG, Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere and TNC all advanced to the playoffs. OG beat out Natus Vincere 2-0, as TNC beat out Virtus.pro 2-0, this set up OG and TNC to face off in the grand final. Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro went head to head to place 3rd and 4th respectively.
In the grand final, OG and TNC were on their A game, with OG playing favourites with the hero Tiny twice, to win two consecutive matches. Neither game went for too long, with the victories by OG being swift and almost robotic in nature.
In 1st place, OG walked away with US$130,000 and 150 points towards The International 2018. In second place TNC earned US$65,000 and 90 points, while 3rd and 4th places Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro each earned US$30,000 and 30 points.
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