Dota Summit 11 – Day 4; Grand Final Highlights

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Dota Summit 11 – Day 4; Grand Final Highlights

All the highlights from the final day of competition at the Dota Summit 11 Minor.

After days of intense action, the first DPC tournament after TI 9 came to an end is finally over. We saw some pretty exciting results, insane comebacks and flashy plays. Some of the teams exceeded our expectations, whereas others – not so much.

Let's take a look at what happened on the last day of the Summit 11 Minor.

The LB Final

The first series of the day was the final in the Lower Bracket between HellRaisers and Chaos Esports Club. If you remember, these two giants already met each other during the group stage. The NA team ripped through their CIS counterparts pretty easy last time but the question was, could they do it again?

By the looks of it, they were definitely the more confident team out of the two, especially in game one. The NA squad had to battle against a classic Jugg + Magnus combo. It was definitely not an easy thing to do but in the end, they got the lead in this series.

With their backs against the wall, HellRaisers stepped up their game. They drafted an exciting line up of heroes that was a mixture of physical and magical damage. This gave them a slight edge at one point in the game but in the end, the NA team was able to deliver their knock-out punch which secured them a spot at the Grand Final.

The Grand Final

Without a doubt, Invictus Gaming and Chaos EC were the best teams at this Minor. However, it seems like the Chinese were a lot more motivated to win and the result backs this up.

Game one was a clear sign of domination from Zhou “Emo” Yi and his team-mates as they secured a lead in this final. Chaos Esports (ex QC) drafted a very mid-game focused lineup. Sadly, the Chinese team was able to win the laning stage and didn't allow the NA teams' roster to snowball.

After getting a lead, Invictus Gaming decided to play it safe in game two and picked Anti-mage with Magnus. As expected, their laning stage was not really going all that well. However, as soon as Magnus got that Empower up, things went downhill for the NA team. Arif “MSS” Anwar and Co. tried to quell the pace but their efforts were futile.

Having a two games lead under their belt, Invictus Gaming went into game three with only one goal on their mind – to win the first Minor of the 2019-2020 DPC. Although it wasn't actually a walk in the park, they managed to secure the victory.

A big win for Invictus gaming

This is the first big tournament for iG ever since the TI 2 days. Finally, it seems like one of the oldest Dota 2 organizations in the world found the formula to success. Of course, we are yet to see if they can hold their ground in the upcoming MDL Chengdu Minor. Needless to say, the competition there is going to be fierce.

If you missed any of the action in Summit 11, be sure to check our daily recaps.

Dota Summit 11 – Day 4; Grand Final Highlights
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.