ViCi Gaming are your ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational champions
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In a clean 3:0 sweep in the grand finals, ViCi Gaming claimed their first LAN title of the season and last trophy of the year at ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational.
ViCi Gaming may have just painted a target on their backs after their spectacular lower bracket run which turned into a clean sweep in the grand finals over Evil Geniuses at ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational.
Their group stage results put them into third place in their group under Evil Geniuses and then Gambit, sending the team into the lower brackets to start the playoffs. There, they truly became the lower bracket kings, knocking out and overpowering opponents one after another, improving and building strength with each series.
Their first series was witness to the longest game of the event at 65 minutes, their second series saw the fastest game in the event at 18 minutes. After that? It was only win after win for the Chinese team, as they dismantled and outplayed their opponents time and time again. Even a perfect chronosphere and crucial fight went their way in Game 3, Evil Geniuses couldn't sink their teeth into the game enough to grasp a hold on anything.
This run and eventual championship victory comes on the heels of the team taking second place at MDL Chengdu Minor. ViCi Gaming is no doubt on fire right now and will be aiming to keep that momentum going through the new year for DreamLeague Season 13 Leipziger Major which is set to take place January 18-26th in Germany.
ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Brackets:
Round 3 - Best of 3
Round 4 - Best of 3
Best of 5
ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Dates:
December 17-22, 2019
- December 17-19, 2019: Group Stages/Playoffs
- December 20-22, 2019: Main Event, Open to Public
ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Prize Pool Distribution:
- 1st Place: US$200,000 - Vici Gaming
- 2nd Place: US$100,000 - Evil Geniuses
- 3rd Place: US$60,000 - Gambit
- 4th Place: US$50,000 - Alliance
- 5th Place: US$30,000 - Team Secret
- 6th Place: US$20,000 - Virtus.pro
- 7th-8th Place: US$10,000 - Na'Vi/TNC Predator
- 9th-12th Place: US$5,000 - Team Liquid/J.Storm/Team Aster/PSG.LGD
ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational
Twelve teams were directly invited to compete for the largest slice of the $500,000 prize pool between December 17-22nd, with the main event taking place in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium December 20-22.