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PSG.LGD clinch a direct invite to TI8

Artem Uarabei
21.05.2018

The two-time major winners ended their spectacular run at the event as the only Chinese team to survive the lower bracket, thus securing 750 DPC points and $400,000 in prize money.

The main event started off with the home-town teams in a dire situation at the playoffs. Four out of the five Chinese teams started in the lower bracket, as two were eliminated on the very first day. With an almost undefeated streak, PSG.LGD surged past every single team that came in their way, even eliminating the Chinese favorites Vici Gaming. The latter were on a hot streak in the upper bracket before losing to the American underdogs, VGJ.Storm.

LGD had an almost undefeated run on the main stage, dropping only one game to TNC Pro Team, an extremely long match which they ended up throwing. However, as the ultimate goal got closer, they only seemed to get more confident, clearing out the other top 4 finishers of the Major in clean sweeps.

The winner of the MVP of the tournament was none other than Lu "Somnus丶M" Yao. Contrary to the popular trend of the award being given to a support player, it went to the flashy but proficient mid-laner of the team. He gave a monstrous performance in the grand finals series with a 55-10-44 score, often carrying his team to victory single-handedly.

The Dota Pro Circuit continues with the ESL One Birmingham Major, scheduled to begin on the 23rd of May, just three days from now. Competition is expected to be fierce, as almost 24% of the qualification points are yet to be distributed in the last two majors of the season.

Source: gosugamers.net