Six teams entered but only one left Victorious from Moscow as Team Liquid walked away with $150,000. A flawless 8-0 performance along with Miracle’s incredible 94-6-46 overall k/d/a saw Liquid dominate their opponents and yet that story perhaps takes a backseat to what Na`Vi was able to accomplish over the weekend. Na`Vi went from not making it through the open qualifiers for the Minor to taking a game off Team Secret, following that up with a 2-0 over Virtus Pro, and another 2-0 against PSG.LGD to find themselves against Team Liquid in the grand finals. After their 2nd place finish at the DreamLeague Minor it’s a bit of a head scratcher as to why they weren’t invited to the closed qualifiers for Bucharest in the first place but we expect after MegaFon’s performance we’ll see them at another tournament again pretty soon.
Aside from Na`Vi’s surprise 2-0 over VP, the group stage went pretty much as expected with Liquid and PSG.LGD making it through over Forward Gaming and a fairly close rematch between Team Secret and Virtus Pro, the two finalists from the Kuala Lumpur Major. In the playoff stage PSG.LGD then took down Virtus Pro 2-0 and after the series the team had a bit of fun on social media, thanking Kyle for the role he played in predicting Virtus Pro would win.
This gave them a chance for revenge against Team Secret for their earlier losses at both the PVP Esports Championship, and Kuala Lumpur Major. PSG.LGD did not waste the opportunity as they took a 2-1 win and found themselves in the lower bracket finals against Na`Vi. As previously mentioned Na`Vi proved to be too much for PSG.LGD to handle and so ended their run as the grand finals was set with Team Liquid holding a 1 game advantage in the bo5. Two short games and a Miracle Meepo pick later and Team Liquid were raising the trophy in celebration.