One of the most beloved teams in the SEA region, Geek Fam has claimed their first premier championship: BTS Pro Series 2: Southeast Asia. They defeated Indonesian hopefuls BOOM Esports in a one-sided 3-0 stomp in the Grand Finals to claim the championship and $21,000 in prize winnings.
This is BOOM Esports second runner-up finish in a SEA tournament in recent times. Earlier this month, BOOM Esports finished in 2nd place at the ESL One Birmingham 2020 - Online: Southeast Asia.
Game 1: The first game saw both teams trade evenly in the early-mid game phases. However, Geek Fam with their superior lategame in the form of Raven’s Spectre pulled ahead in the late game phase to secure a relatively straightforward victory.
Game 2: Raven put on yet another spectacular show, this time on his Morphling, to lead Geek Fam to an easy 31-minute victory. BOOM Esports looked a shell of their normal selves looking lost at times, failing to halt their opponents’ momentums.
Game 3: The final game was yet another one-sided victory, with Raven putting on a stellar show once again. BOOM Esports had no answers for his overfarmed Troll Warlord who decimated any hero challenging him. On the back of their carry, Geek Fam casually strolled to victory in just 37 minutes.
Raven’s Performance in the Grand Finals
This is Geek Fam’s first premier tournament win since 2018 (when they won Malaysia Esports League).
Geek Fam barely managed to sneak into the Upper Brackets of the playoffs by virtue of their group stage performance where they won 4, tied 4 and lost 1 series. However, once Geek Fam got into the playoffs, they transformed into a completely different unit which conquered everything in front of them.
In their first match of the playoffs, they beat Fnatic 2-0, ending one of the longest winstreaks in SEA Dota 2. Following that, they managed to defeat BOOM Esports in the winner bracket finals and then followed it up with yet another victory in the Grand Finals against the same team.
Geek Fam’s next tournament will be the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League which sees multiple SEA teams including the likes of Fnatic, TNC Predator, BOOM Esports compete in it. The total prize pool of the tournament will be $100,000.