Team Liquid Triumphed at MDL Macau 2019

MDL Macau 2019 has concluded with Team Liquid’s victory. In the grand finals of the event the European team defeated Evil Geniuses with the score of 3-1, claiming $135,000 in prize money.

Earlier Team Liquid placed first in the group stage and defeated Royal Never Give Up (2-0) in the first round of the upper bracket and Evil Geniuses (2-0) in the upper bracket finals. The event is not part of Dota Pro Circuit, hence the team hasn’t received any qualification points for this victory.

The event took place on February 20th – 24th in Macau. During the group stage, eight participating teams competed in a best-of-one round-robin group. Then top two teams advanced to the upper bracket, while the others made it to the lower bracket. The first round of the lower bracket was best-of-one, the grand finals was best-of-five, all other matches were best-of-three. The prize pool of the event was set at $300,000.

Group Stage Results:

1. Team Liquid 5-2
2. Vici Gaming 4-3
3. Evil Geniuses 4-3
4. Royal Never Give Up 4-3
5. Newbee 4-3
6. Invictus Gaming 3-4
7. Virtus.pro 2-5
8. EHOME 2-5

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $135,000 Team Secret
2nd $60,000 Gambit Esports
3rd $37,500 OG
4th $22,500 Fnatic
5th-6th $15,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas, Mineski
7th-8th $7,500 Team Aster, Chaos Esports Club
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