Dota 2: Four things to take away from the Leipzig Major

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Dota 2: Four things to take away from the Leipzig Major

Two days after the second Major of the 19/20 DPC season is over, it’s time to take a step back and look at what happened. We got one week of the highest quality Dota games that were full of surprises. In the end, it was Team Secret that reigned supreme after an amazing Grand Final against Evil Geniuses.

Even though most people expected the NA team to crumble, that was not the case. Instead, Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and his team-mates played very well and nearly snatched the victory.

Having said that, let’s take a look at four important things that we need to take from this amazing event.

Vici Gaming is not Immortal

Although everyone thought they could win, it simply didn’t happen. Before the DreamLeague Season 13 Major, Vici Gaming’s performance was absolutely stellar. The Chinese team barely accumulated any losses in the last couple of months. In fact, just days before the Major began, they ripped through the other Chinese teams like a knife through butter in the China Dota 2 Professional League. Of course, let’s also not forget their outstanding performance in the ONE Esports tournament.

After accumulating so many victories, Vici Gaming was the biggest favorite in this Major. Even though they didn’t win, their performance was by no means bad. They finished third, which is commendable, after a very unfortunate loss against Evil Geniuses.

Despite not winning, Vici Gaming still remains one of the best teams in the world right now. Needless to say, they will be among the favorites for the next Major as well.

Evil Geniuses has huge potential

If we take a look at EG in the last couple of years, we can clearly see a pattern. They’ve always been among the best teams in the world. However, they just can’t seem to develop the “knock-out” punch of the other top teams.

People thought that it was a roster issue and they were right up to a point. Ever since the NA squad acquired two of the best Dota 2 players in the world, their performance definitely improved. We can clearly see that the team is getting stronger and stronger with each tournament.

That begs the question, does EG have what it takes to win the LA Major? Judging by their performance, we think they do.

Virtus.Pro has to make a change

Unfortunately, the most legendary CIS Dota 2 squad is in a huge pit. Ever since the roster changes after TI 9, the team just can’t find the way to victory. The worst thing about all that is that this isn’t a roster issue. After all, VP currently has some of the best individual players in the world.

Nevertheless, the CIS team still crumbled after they’ve finished the Leipzig Major without a single win. After losing their matches in the Groups, the team was eliminated by Liquid in the Lower Bracket.

We are not really sure what needs to change. Perhaps a change in the positioning of the players might do the job. After all, having Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok as your offlaner when he is one of the best carry players in the world is a little strange, to say the least.

Nigma still can’t figure out the meta

There is no arguing that Nigma (ex. Team Liquid) is good. However, it seems like they just can’t figure out how to play properly in the current meta. Despite winning the Bukovel Minor, the team couldn’t do much in the following Major.

After a mediocre performance in the groups, TI 7 champions lost two consecutive times – once against EG, and then versus beastcoast, which was their last series of the event.

The good thing about Nigma’s situation is that there is still time left until TI 10. Once they get are back in shape and understand the meta, they will become the best yet again.

Be sure to watch “True Sight” which will be revealed today. Also, the qualifiers for the LA major begin shortly, so don’t miss that either.

Dota 2: Four things to take away from the Leipzig Major
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.