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.
Only 3 contenders now remaining, 2 from the West and 1 from the East, the last day of the Manila Major draws near and we all would know if who between OG Dota 2, Newbee, and Team Liquid will take home the much coveted title in the last Major before TI6.
A jam-packed SM Mall of Asia Arena bore witness to the tense action that was the Manila Major Upper Bracket Finals and Lower Bracket Semifinals, with back-and-forth exchanges, heroes being wiped out, and “nearly had it” moments became the centerpiece for Day 5 of the Manila Major. The first Matchup featured MVP Phoenix, the lone team representing the South East Asian region facing off with their comrades from [...]
And so it came to pass that the easiest way to describe the Manila Major is the statement “Miracle- happened” as OG sends MVP Phoenix to the lower bracket in what is so far the most dominating finishes in the Manila Major, and possibly resulting in a very disappointed Korean squad, coming into the deadly lower bracket.
Game 1QO Mid n0tail MP Carry Miracle- Forev Offlane Moonmeander Febby Support Cr1t DuBu Support Fly
MVP Phoenix opted for a pick-off line up with a roaming Bounty Hunter on Febby partnered with DuBu‘s Witch Doctor, and Forev‘s Axe. The signature early aggression from the Koreans seem to be slowed down by [...]