PSG.LGD claim China Dota 2 Expert League season 2 champion|Dot Esports
The second season of the China Dota 2 Professional League concluded after practically two months of competition, and PSG.LGD closed the competition out with a big win over Invictus Gaming to keep their title.
After distressing Vici Gaming early and sweeping Royal Never Quit, iG had some momentum heading into the grand finals out of the lower bracket. However LGD proved to be a dominant offensive force, winning 3 straight, sub 30-minute video games to win it all.
LGD started the season on a rough note, having a hard time to make it into or out of the group stage of numerous tournaments prior to finding their stride and bouncing back to the top of Chinese Dota. Just RNG had a better record than them throughout the 7 weeks of round-robin play and fy’s team only dropped 2 video games amount to throughout the playoffs.
Naturally, the greatest story coming out of the CDPL season will wind up being Newbee’s disqualification for match fixing, but that shouldn’t eclipse simply how good LGD looked in the closing days.
No single player stuck out for LGD. The team played with just winning in mind, resulting in many of the players having really tame statlines despite controling iG in the final three games. All three core players looked strong and had both net worth and damage totals that showed how well they beat their opponents.
The only gamer on LGD to have double-digit eliminates in a video game was Somnus throughout his team’s biggest victory in video game 3. Because match he went 10/0/8 for 25,500 hero damage, absolutely controling the mid lane as LGD liquidated a 25-1 win in less than 25 minutes.
FlyFly was the standout entertainer on iG, opening the series with a 15/1/6 game on Clinkz, however outside of that single proving, iG were rather quiet as LGD routed them.
LGD are now back-to-back CDPL champs and currently appear like the group to beat in China, carrying out well at ESL One Birmingham Online and preparing for a deep playoff run in yet another competition.