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Vici sweeps EG to claim inaugural One Esports DOTA 2 invitational title

Vici raises the One Esports DOTA 2 World Pro Invitational title belt after sweeping the finals against EG. One Championship
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Vici Gaming swept its way to the One Esports DOTA 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational championship after drubbing Evil Geniuses, 3-0, in the finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday night.

Vici got the edge in Game 1 after a brilliant mid-game performance led by Zheng Chengjun, who played Magnus.

The Chinese side, however, needed a comeback in Game 2 as EG's carries, Abed Yusop and Artour Babaev, led the American squad's offensive early on.

Xiong Jiahan, who played Rubick, scored two crucial steals on the Guardian Angel skill of Roman Kushnarev's Omniknight, which kept Vici afloat in the clashes and eventually leading to the comeback.

Vici's tankiness in the endgame turned the tides in the nip-and-tuck Game 3 as the team prevailed in consecutive team fights to force EG to call GG after 49 minutes.

Vici, which needed to take the full length of the lower bracket route to make the finals, won US$200,000 for the championship, while EG settled for the US$100,000 runner-up prize.

"I would like to congratulate Vici Gaming for winning the inaugural One Esports DOTA 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational," One Esports CEO Carlos Alimurung said.

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