Ninjas in Pyjamas Win GG.Bet Invitational
2018-10-08

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 Stage:

Group A Group B
1. Team Lithium 2-0 4-2 1. Alliance 2-0 4-2
2. Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 5-4 2. Gambit Esports 2-1 5-3
3. Team Spirit 1-2 4-4 3. Hippomaniacs 1-2 3-5
4. Odium 0-2 1-4 4. Espada 0-2 2-4

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $22,500 Ninjas in Pyjamas
2nd $10,000 Gambit Esports
3rd-4th $5,000 Alliance, Team Lithium
5th-6th $2,500 Team Spirit, Hippomaniacs
7th-8th $1,250 Odium, Espada