Invictus Gaming (IG) pulled off a reversal win against Evil Genius (EG) trounced in the final series of best of three games in the One Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major with a score of 3-2, netting them the first prize award of a prize of US$200,000 (S$269,609) and 500 Dota Pro Circuit Points.
The team from the China region emerged as the winner out of the eighteen teams from all around the world after a gruelling competition for a prize pool of USD$500,000 (S$672,827) over the last 9 days.
The victory for IG is especially tough as it fought back up from the lower brackets after it got trounced by EG earlier in the upper bracket round 2 (2-0).
Invictus Gaming team members
- Jin Zhiyi (flyfly) – China
- Zhou Yi (Emo) – China
- Thiay Jun Wen (JT) – Malaysia
- Hu Liangzhi (Kaka) – China
- Chan Chon Kien (Oli) – Malaysia
Evil Genius team members:
- Artour Babaev (Arteezy) – Canada
- Abed Yusop (Abed) – Phillipines
- Daryl Koh Pei Xiang (iceiceice) – Singapore
- Andreas Neilsen (Cr1t) – Denmark
- Tal Aizik (Fly) – Israel
The first two games were considered as an easy win for EG and the third game had one point where spectators expected a straight win for EG, but IG managed to pull a reversal with its Sven, on top of a couple poor plays by EG’s core heroes. The fourth game saw IG continuing its outstanding performance in the third game, winning the score of two-two, forcing a match-point fifth game. IG won the fifth game with ease as EG’s pick of heroes had no answer for hard-carrying Spectre and Pheonix’s super nova.
For those who are unaware of Dota 2, it is a five-on-five multiplayer online game and one of the world’s most popular e-sports titles, introduced in 2013 by Valve after a remake from its original version, “Defence of the Ancient” as a custom game mod in Warcraft 3.
This esports event is the first major of the 2021 Dota2 Pro Circuit season and also the first top tier offline cross regional event in over a year following the lockdowns across the world in 2020.
The closed door event, One Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major presented by PGL was held at Fairmont Singapore is organised in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
This is the second major e-sports event that Singapore hosted this year after the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M2 World Championship in January.
Watch the replay of the One Esports Singapore Major in the link below.