V-Gaming Dominates CIS to Become Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 3 Champions
V-Gaming, a relatively new team from Kazakhstan, is causing a stir in tier 2-3 of the CIS region after claiming the title in Season 3 of the Dota 2 Champions League 2021. As with its other series in the tournament, V-Gaming brought its A-game to the grand finals, prevailing 3-0 over HellRaisers, a team that is far more experienced and accomplished. It is fair to say that V-Gaming had an exceptional tournament in the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 3 as out of the 13 series they competed in, they just dropped a single one and ultimately won $25,000 USD.
V-Gaming defeats HellRaisers to claim Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 3 title
It has been a long and successful journey for V-Gaming since it won its first series in the Dota 2 Champions League Season 3 by a 2-0 score. In the following seven series, they won five by a 2-0 margin and two by 2-1 margins. After eight consecutive victories and comfortably securing the top spot, V-Gaming lost 2-0 to Nemiga Gaming in its last series during the group stage.
V-Gaming did not let that loss affect its momentum as it went on to defeat both B8 and PuckChamp 2-1 in the playoffs to reach the upper bracket finals. There, it met HellRaisers, a team that had barely made past the group stage, but seemed to have put its experience to good use in the playoffs to reach the upper bracket final. For V-Gaming, the upper bracket final was a cakewalk, ending with a 2-0 win in just an hour.
HellRaisers dropped to the lower bracket final where it defeated B8 to set up a revenge series against V-Gaming in the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 3 grand finals.
The grand final contest was expected to be a closer series than before but V-Gaming completely outclassed HellRaisers, cruising to a 3-0 victory. In all facets of the game, V-Gaming excelled and the enemies simply couldn't match its standards.
Here are some highlights of the grand finals.
With four players from Kazakhstan and one from Ukraine, V-Gaming is on a steady upward trend.
Here is the roster of V-Gaming that competed in the tournament:
Aybek "Naive-" Tokayev
Darhan "hAze" Madihan
Islambek "ArrOw" Shaudirbaev
From qualifying for the second season of the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 through the open qualifiers to winning the third season after receiving a direct invite, V-Gaming has made some incredible strides in a short period of time.
The squad has only recently emerged as a major force in the tier 2-3 circuit of the region and it was not even a part of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021. In addition to preparing for the fourth season of the Dota 2 Champions League 2021, V-Gaming will now also focus on qualifying for the next DPC.
The fourth season of the Dota 2 Champions League is expected to begin soon, and information about the next DPC season will be announced following the conclusion of The International 10 (TI10) on 17th Oct, 2021.