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Well, it looks like MSS’s prediction was true indeed. After a scintillating 3-0 sweep, in the Grand Finals of The Summit 11, the sole Chinese representatives in this event, Invictus Gaming will be going back to China having booked a place at the upcoming MDl Chengdu Major.
The Grand Finals was one of the most one-sided games, all tournament. Invictus Gaming looked dominant throughout. They simply proved to be in a whole different tier compared to Chaos E.C.
Chaos E.C. vs Invictus Gaming
Right from the get-go, the Chinese team appeared to have Chaos E.C.’s number in their hand, outplaying and out-strategizing them at every turn. The NA team looked flabbergasted and simply seemed to have run out of ideas against Invictus Gaming in both games 1 and 2, leading IG to take a 2-0 lead in under an hour.
Things didn’t change in the third game as well. IG continued to choke out Chaos E.C. answering every gank with force and managed to put up a 6k gold lead by the 15 minute mark. Although the NA team managed to put up some resistance in the mid-game stages, it simply wasn’t enough. With one fell swoop, IG closed out the game and the series 3-0 to claim the championship.
With that victory, Invictus Gaming has secured themselves $72,000 in prize money, 140 DPC points and perhaps, more importantly, a place in The MDL Chengdu Major.
Only 2 losses marked Invictus Gaming’s return to the forefront of the Dota 2 scene. They're in seriously good form at the moment. They could be a force to deal with at the upcoming Major.