OG wins the Manila Major!
The Green Dream comes true and Manila hails the first team to ever win 2 Valve titles, as OG Dota takes home the Manila Major Championship title after an exciting Best of 5 series against Team Liquid. The last Major in the Majors tournament series will now come to a close as we all wait for the grand stage of Dota 2 that is the The International.
Completing the circle by beating Liquid 3 games to 1 in their Best of 5 finals, OG Dota proved to the world that their power of friendship is stronger than any 5-high-skill stack as they set new records in competitive Dota 2, as well as breaking a few predictions for the duration of the Major.
Both finalists are noted as part of the very few teams who did not undergo any change ever since the post-TI5 shuffle, in a journey that took them to new heights with major achievements on both such as OG‘s win on the Frankfurt Major, and Team Liquid bagging the EPICENTER:Moscow title. Champion versus Champion, the tense battle of both teams featured a lot of highlight plays such as FATA–‘s 11-1 on the Timbersaw, the near-perfect Sunbeams by Fly on the Phoenix and Miracle-‘s snipe kills with his Templar Assassin.
Liquid, even with having the 1 game advantage earlier in the series by taking Game 1, looked to have some problems in executing their lineup as they get horribly outplayed by OG during the next consecutive games, OG would take advantage of this issue from Liquid with excellent pick-offs and well placed teamfights.OG will then finally take the series 3-1 and will take home their 2nd Major title, as well as USD 1.1 Million in prizes.