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Yesterday completed ESL One Birmingham – the next major tournament for Dota 2 in which the winners are the players of Virtus.pro. This is the fourth major victory this season and third Mercedes-Benz from ESL for the bears. The number of DPC-points VP has exceeded 10 thousand.
Tournaments from ESL have become a signature card for Virtus.pro: the bears won the previous two ESL majors, and therefore, even their invite to ESL One Birmingham 2018 was appropriate – the organizers invited the team to pick up Mercedes-Benz, This VP was hard to beat in the tournament.
Judging by some moments, Virtus even tried to meet the request of the organizers, but it was out unconvincing: the team ended the tournament without a single defeat to the final, where Virtus.pro “dry” beat OpTic Gaming with a 3-0 , third time in a row.
For the victory in Birmingham Virtus.Pro got 2250 DPC-points ($ 500 thousand and for the third Mercedes-Benz – ESL-majors Dota 2 best player of the tournament.
This time, Mercedes-Benz went to Vladimir "No [o] ne" Minenko, mid player of Virtus.pro. The previous ESL One Hamburg 2017 and ESL One Katowice 2018 the keys to their cars already got Alex "Solo" Berezin Vladimir "RodjER" Nikoghosyan. For a complete set of VP.
To The International 2018 there are only 2.5 months, and it looks like one of the main favorites TI. On this point, and scored by the team 10,000 DPC-points: the CIS team won 4 major tournaments this season and firmly entrenched in first place in the DPC-rating.