The final day of the DOTA 2 ESL One Summer 2021 saw SEA’s T1 crowned as champions after a major showdown of skills was displayed between them and Russia’s Virtus.pro in a best-of-five match series which went down to the wire.
T1 vs Virtus.pro
Game 1 favored T1 where they finished the game in just 31 minutes, led by Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon who notched 11 kills in just one death.
But Virtus.pro managed to bounce back and won game 2, followed by another victory in game 3 where they then secured a 2-1 series lead, inching them closer to the crown.
Yet the team from SEA proved that they will not back down just like that and pulled off to deliver a win in game 4 behind Carlo “Kuku” Palad’s 12 kills using Axe which forced a winner-take-all game 5.
Game 5 saw action-packed DOTA 2 game plays from both teams where they have put everything on the line for the championship. But in the end, it was T1 who prevailed and smashed their way to victory, eventually winning the game and the series overall, 3-2 in 42 minutes of action.
DOTA 2 ESL One Summer 2021 Grand Finals Aftermath
T1 won the crown of being the DOTA 2 ESL One Summer 2021 grand champion, as well as $175,000 (£126,447.12) from the $400,000 (£289,022) prize pool. Virtus.pro will be the runners-up who will go home with $85,000 (£61,424.82) as the consolation prize.
Also, Alliance from EU will finish as third placers who were defeated by T1 earlier that night to set a rematch against Virtus.pro in the grand finals. Alliance will be rewarded with $45,000 (£32,514.52).
Both T1 and VP will be competing in The International 10 beginning this August 5 where they will face some of the best teams in the grandest DOTA 2 tournament in the world.
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