After Vici Gaming were able to take down EHOME in the lower bracket finals yesterday, it was time for another series between themselves and PSG.LGD, this time in the grand finals of the OGA Dota PIT Season 3: China.
Vici Gaming and PSG.LGD had already played against one another twice so far at the OGA Dota PIT Season 3: China, with LGD being victorious in both best-of-three series – once during the group stage, and again in the second round of upper bracket playoffs. Going into the grand finals, LGD were completely unbeaten in a full series at the event but VG would be looking to end that streak.
Game one of the series was exactly what we had expected from these two juggernauts of the CN Dota 2 scene, with a massive back and forth brawl, with neither team wanting to show weakness. It took almost an hour for the game to end and it was LGD with a masterful bait of Wang “Ame” Chunyu to allow the IO and Tiny teleport to finish the game in their favour.
However, VG were not demoralized by the loss and their second game was nearly perfect, as they ripped through LGD, proving to everyone that the unbeaten squad could, in fact, bleed. With the series tied, VG picked up their specialty of Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang’s middle lane Snapfire – which seemed to be far too much for LGD’s lineup to deal with. But, that was not the end of the game, as LGD found their footing and quickly turned the entire game around, pushing themselves into a gigantic lead, which resulted in the GG call from VG and a 2-1 series lead for LGD.
Facing another loss to LGD, VG turned up once again, pushing themselves to the limits and destroying LGD’s shot at a series victory for the time being. VG never once gave their opponent a chance to breath as they ran rings around them and tied the series – leaving us with a full five game grand final. Although LGD had been almost entirely unstoppable since their new roster was confirmed, VG seemed to have all the answers today, as they perfectly managed to overcome everything thrown at them.
It was a fantastic Phantom Assassin from Vici Gaming’s stand-in, Yang “Erica” Shaohan, which ripped through the entire LGD lineup at every turn, giving VG a magnificent victory over PSG.LGD and first place at OGA Dota PIT Season 3: China – also making them two-time champions of the event.