Team Spirit Wins TI10
Team Spirit has claimed the highest honour in Dota 2 and have hoisted the Aegis of Champions above their heads after perhaps one of the most amazing underdog stories in esports. Heading into the final day they had to go through Team Secret just to have a chance at taking on PSG.LGD and after dropping the first game in the series it looked like we were all but assured to have a rematch of the upper bracket finals between Team Secret and PSG.LGD. Team Spirit remained undeterred despite being a single game from elimination for the second time in the lower bracket and despite this being the first TI for four of their players, executed on their strategies nearly flawlessly.
Up against PSG.LGD the sentiment was essentially just that the finals would make for a good show and PSG.LGD wouldn't end it too quickly. There was some hope for Team Spirit but once again they were thought of as the underdogs, and PSG.LGD as the strong favourites. Which is why when Team Spirit took game 1 in convincing fashion, and then game 2 as well with Collapse's Magnus looking nearly unbeatable there was a sense of disbelief. The team no one expected to be there suddenly was up 2-0 in the grand finals of The International and they made it look easy. PSG.LGD battled back and won game 3 and game 4 but in the all deciding game 5 it was Team Spirit that came out on top. After a bakers decade of Dota we had brand new champions. Team Spirit was the last team standing and claimed the Aegis as their own.