Vici claims Starladder Season 12

Vici claims Starladder Season 12

Vici claims Starladder Season 12

Comments 📅01 May 2015, 22:30

China has once again asserted its dominance in the Dota 2 competitive circuit after one of its top teams, Vici Gaming (VG) clinched the Starladder Season 12 championship, edging out fellow Chinese rivals Invictus Gaming (iG) 3-1 in the Grand Final held in Bucharest, Romania last weekend.

Despite facing stiff competition from the top teams from around the world, VG was undeterred and won all their matches in seemingly convincing fashion. Through their victory, VG and their Singaporean offlaner iceiceice walks away with the grand prize of USD$67,500, while iG took home USD$30,000 in second place.

The biggest shock of the tournament came after Team Malaysia, under the leadership of Malaysian veteran Mushi (Chai Yee Fung), managed to defeat top-seeded squad Team Secret 2-1 in the first round, knocking the star-studded European outfit into the Loser’s Bracket.

The defeat may have severely demoralised Team Secret, as they were eliminated from the tournament by Swedish team Alliance by a score of 2-0.

However, Team Malaysia’s dream run came to an end after they were defeated by iG 2-0. In the Loser’s Bracket, the number one SEA team were humbled by a reformed Team Tinker by a close score of 2-1.

Final Standings

1. $60,491 – Vici Gaming

2. $26,885 – Invictus Gaming

3. $18,819 – Cloud9.G2A

4. $10,754 – Team Tinker

5-6. $5,377 – Team Malaysia

5-6. $5,377 – The Alliance

7-8. $3,361 – Team Secret

7-8. $3,361 – London Conspiracy

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Adrian "La_DottA" Lai has been involved in the Dota community since he became an administrator for Garena Malaysia in 2006. After two years, he ventured into the world of eSports journalism by becoming a rookie writer for now-defunct website Meet Your Makers. Following a year-long stint, he was invited to writer at various eSports news sites, most notable GosuGamers and joinDOTA. He currently works as a journalist for Malaysian national newspaper New Straits Times, where he writes political news on a daily basis. Follow him on Twitter @LaiAdrian and Facebook: