Liquid denies OG at The Defense #5

Dota 2 Ben “PineappleCake” Tan

Team Liquid are the champions of The Defense #5, making their way to the grand finals through the lower bracket, and then taking down tournaments favorites OG 3-1.

The momentum that OG had after they won the Frankfurt Majors came to an abrupt stop after they lost 3-1 against Liquid in The Defense #5's grand finals. With this upset, Team Liquid walk home with the $37,500 first place prize and OG will settle with their $19,000 second place prize.

Upper Bracket

Round 2 - Best of 3

Lower Bracket

Round 1 - Best of 3

Round 2 - Best of 3


Best of 5

Team Liquid's odds for winning the grand finals were poor as they were 2-0'ed by OG and knocked into the lower bracket in round two, but, Liquid managed to defeat Alliance and forced a rematch with OG in the grand finals; Liquid won 3-1.

OG's draft for all four of the games were pretty similar, with the team going back to their comfort heroes like Phantom Lancer and Shadow Fiend. As for Liquid, they went for a slightly more unorthodox draft, picking up a Razor and Silencer in game one and an Ursa in game four.

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Ben “PineappleCake” Tan
Inactive editor for Gosugamers Dota2 and an osu! Standard lover. Contact me via a message on Gosugamers or email to [email protected]


  • Sasha "paladinuig" Lebediev ,
    Plays by OG and Secret look very suspicious... Looks like that don't want to put more efforts than its needed
    • Dark "darkmonster59" Monster ,
      Yeah , I have the same thoughts here. I think their reason is that they wait for the next patch, and I understand them. Sure Sladar came back into the scene and it's nice, so for Alchemist. But they got buffed wayyy too much , that they made this meta too unbalanced. Not to mention the Ember Spirit and Windranger they will for sure get at least a nerf, on their skills (ember on his ult or flame guard and wr on her shackle). You know there is this trend of the Icefrog for all the past patches that he released all those years. He always nerfs the meta heroes and some of them he nerfs them to the ground that nobody plays them anymore, which is quite sad if you think about it. We might see a super ultra nerf on Huskar as well... why not.
      • Sasha "paladinuig" Lebediev ,
        good point. But from my point of view, the price pool of The Defence and Starladder too small, for them to try hard. when on major they both got at least doubled award than from above mentioned tournaments.
  • Number 1 "clariska" of Number 99 ,
    Well OG kinda got lucky winning majors tbh.We have yet to see if they can really cut it.Using 1 strat the whole time doesn't make a team good.Being top 3 in every international tourny does.They did that yesterday but Liquid just played so smart.After that lost they just went full retarded and got got crushed.....
    • Bear "TheBearEmperor" God ,
      got lucky at majors ? are u joking or High ? if luck is what it takes to defeat teams like EHOME, EG and Secret that is at their peak form, any rubbish team would already sign up for majors, and win it. ez bugatti
    • Soup "AlienwareDGSoup" ayam ,
      lol.. i wonder the result will different when it's $3.000.000 prize pool tournament.. motivated is something..


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