Evil Geniuses Are the Champions of DOTA Summit 9
This weekend concluded the last major Dota 2 event LAN-event before The International 2018 – The Summit 9. In the grand final of the $100,000 event Evil Geniuses defeated Fnatic with a score of 3-0.
The event was held on July 25-29 at the home studio of Beyond the Summit in Los Angeles, USA. First, six participating teams competed in a round-robin group with best-of-two series. Then top two teams advanced to the upper bracket, while the other four teams made it to the lower bracket. The regular playoffs series were best-of-three, while the grand final was played in a best-of-five format. As Evil Geniuses placed first in the group stage, they started the playoffs from the winner’s finals, where they defeated VGJ.Storm 2-0. Fnatic, who placed 5th in the group, had to make it all the way through the lower bracket, where they defeated 2-0 OpTic Gaming, Let’s Do It, and VGJ.Storm. The final series concluded with the clean 3-0 score in favor of Evil Geniuses, granting them $40,000 in prize money. This is the first victory for EG since they changed the roster by replacing Fear and MiSeRy with Fly and s4 in May.
|6.||Let's Do It||3-7|
|4th||$8,550||Let's Do It|
During the tournament it was also announced that the next Summit event will be held already this year. The games will be played between December 12th and 16th.