Ninjas in Pyjamas Win GG.Bet Invitational
Ninjas in Pyjamas have become the champions of GG.Bet Invitational Season 1 by defeating Gambit Esports in the grand finals of the $50,000 Dota 2 tournament.
GG.Bet Invitational Season 1, an online Dota 2 tournament organized by StarLadder and GG.Bet, was held on October 1st – 7th. The line-up of the event included seven invited teams and one open qualifier winner. First, the teams competed in two GSL groups with best-of-three series. Then top two teams from each group advanced to the single-elimination playoffs bracket with best-of-three series.
Both Ninjas in Pyjamas and Gambit Esports made it to the playoffs from the second place in their groups. In Group A NiP defeated Odium (2:1), lost to Team Lithium (1:2) and outplayed Team Spirit (2:1). In Group B Gambit Esports managed to win against Espada (2:1), were defeated by Alliance, and emerged victorious in the series against Hippomaniacs (2:0). In the semifinals NiP defeated Alliance (2:0), while Gambit outplayed Lithium. The final match has concluded with the 2:0 score in favour of Ninjas in Pyjamas, granting the PPD’s team $22,500 in prize money.
|Group A||Group B|
|2.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||2-1||5-4||2.||Gambit Esports||2-1||5-3|
|1st||$22,500||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|3rd-4th||$5,000||Alliance, Team Lithium|
|5th-6th||$2,500||Team Spirit, Hippomaniacs|