Invictus Gaming sweeps OG 3-0 to secure Dota 2 Asian Championship 2017 title
The Green Dream submits to the Chinese as Invictus Gaming ensures that the DAC title stays in Asia this year.
In what seems to be the most dominant performances by a Chinese team over a western powerhouse, team Invictus Gaming triumphs over OG Dota 2 in their second matchup in the Dota 2 Asian Championships 2017, this time, in the Grand Final stage and sweeps the European squad to secure their first DAC title.
Led by former CDEC player and TI5 second placer Fu “Q” Bin, Invictus Gaming is able to stay dominant for the most part of the Dota 2 Asian Championship 2017, leading group B with 3 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses, albeit dropping to the lower bracket after their first encounter with OG in the Winner’s Bracket final for the Playoff round, but bouncing back after eliminating fellow Chinese team Newbee in the Loser’s Bracket final to secure the Grand Final slot.
While Game 1 nearly saw OG bounce back with their illusion and farm heavy lineup using Ana‘s Alchemist and n0tail‘s Terrorblade as the core backed by Fly‘s Shadow Demon, iG manages to live through with their quick initiation on OP‘s Storm Spirit, backed by near-perfect Reverse Polarities on the Magnus by Xxs and ultimately BurNinG chopping everyone down with his Juggernaut.
Game 2 showed a much more merciless Invictus Gaming as OG‘s teamfight heavy lineup of Ana‘s Invoker, S4‘s Centaur Warruner, Fly with the Warlock and topped by the Enigma on Jerax struggled to find their much needed fights against the Lina-Magnus-Spectre core of OP, Xxs, and BurNinG respectively, but perhaps the guy who stole the highlight of this game is BoBoKa‘s Riki, the position 4 support scoring 9-1-21 in Kills-Deaths-Assists and even creating a new meta when it comes to item choices as he went for 3 Ring of Aquilas.
Confident with their 2-0 lead, Invictus Gaming enters game 3 with BurNiG playing the Vengeful Spirit core, backing OP‘s Shadow Fiend with great Nether Swaps that evaded OG‘s attempts to take the demon down multiple times. While the spectators felt a gush of hope for OG as the Green Dream went for one nOtail‘s signature picks, the Lone Druid, iG still manages to pull through, not giving OG any chance of taking the Net Worth and EXP advantage all throughout the game, and one final fight secures the series, and grants Invictus Gaming their first Premiere international tournament win since 2014.
Dota 2 Asian Championship 2017 Results
- Champion – Invictus Gaming
- 2nd Place – OG Dota 2
- 3rd Place – Newbee
- 4th Place – Invictus Gaming.Vitality
- 5th – 6th Place – Team Empire
- 5th – 6th Place – Evil Geniuses
- 7th – 8th Place – Team ViCi Gaming.J
- 7th – 8th Place – Team Faceless
- 9th – 12th Place – LGD.Forever Young
- 9th – 12th Place – Team NP
- 9th – 12th Place – Wings Gaming
- 9th – 12th Place – Team Liquid