The second season of China Dota2 Professional crowned its champions on Sunday, May 31. PSG.LGD have successfully defended the title with a 3-1 over Invictus Gaming in the grand finals.
A total of 10 teams from China entered the battle for the title. Two of them came from the development league of the previous season and one was there to defend the title. PSG.LGD placed second in the group play of the second season and started the playoff run from the upper bracket. Their first adversaries were CDEC Gaming, one of the two squads coming from the development league and gave them a run for their money taking the opening game. PSG.LGD sent them eventually to the lower bracket with a reverse sweep, thus making it into the finals where they took down Royal Never Give Up with a clean 2-0.
Invictus Gaming were the sole survivor of the lower bracket, starting the playoffs from there and cutting through Vici Gaming, Team Aster and finally RNG for a shot at the title. They started the best-of-five grand finals against PSG.LGD with a quick victory courtesy of a carry Clinkz setting a high tempo that couldn’t be matched by PSG.LGD’s Phantom lancer. The defending champions evened the series score with a Lycan draft and took the lead in the bo5 battle with a core Dazzle, a support Tiny from captain Xu “fy” Linsen and a carry Ursa. The third game was brutal for iG who had to admit defeat in 24 minutes with just one kill scored by themselves. PSG.LGD sealed the deal in game four with another Lycan pushing strategy, enhanced by a core Nature’s Prophet.
China Dota2 Professional League Season 2 final standings
1st place: $117,028 – PSG.LGD
2nd place: $59,565 – Invictus Gaming
3rd place: $33,637 – Royal Never Give Up
4th place: $10,511 – Team Aster
5th-6th place: $5,606 – Vici Gaming, CDEC Gaming
7th place: $4,205 – EHOME
8th place: $2,803 – Keen Gaming
9th place: $1,402 – Sparking Arrow Gaming