After four weeks of waiting, the North American has finally lifted the trophy at the Dota two Major, considering that only Quinn was the case, as a result of the fall of the Los Angeles Gladiators in a perfect 90 playoff run.
GG entered the Major on a hot streak, and was second-seeded out of the stacked Dota Pro Circuit region by the end of the team. The two teams would eventually finish group stage with their respective groups before steaming the competition. The teams would then play to the upper bracket final.
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Tainim @ Lima Major (@TainimLaFuria) March 6, 2023.
This was supposed to be the final test of WEU’s dominant forces, but finally, due to a medical emergency that saw the Liquids dynamic player Boxi exit the event early. Thankfully, Mathis Jabbz Friesel, a Liquids analyst and former pro supporter, was able to step in, but the fast turnaround and the difference in skills became evident as GG clean up the series with a simple smile.
Liquid could win the finals after ending the underdog run with the result of their own 2-0 victory, but the rematch against GG wasn’t much closer to the previous match.
Game one has some tense moments, and Liquid had never surrendered to the fight. Nevertheless, after closing out the first game, GG finished the second game in over 21 minutes. And to that point, it seemed like that the writing was on the wall even though TL gave dyrachyo three games in a row and watched him crush with it while Quinn denied the win.
From 1 to 0 vs TeamLiquid Lima Major, Grand Finals#LimaMajor #Dota2 pic.twitter.com/2N2bmonzTg.
GG | Gaimin Gladiators (@GaiminGladiator) March 5, 2023
This sentiment partially extends to Major, as it often felt like teams formed their identities early, after experimenting a bit in groups.
As with most events with play at the highest level, the meta always evolves, but that team that went the furthest had a nice mix of deep hero and comfort picks that were good on the aforementioned patch.
GG proves that. Even when teams hit them with bans to keep them off their personal favorites, Seleri and the boys just ran with whatever they felt best out of the rest. And they fixed this in every shot of time, despite their flexibility and practice time on this patch so high.
No matter what the situation was, two teams from the DPCs are still in the second and second category. It is the first time since the Disneyland Paris Major in May 2019 that two WEU teams faced each other in the finals at the Masters, not counting Internationals.
Nos ha mananas. Buenas noches. pic.twitter.com/AaalM7MhzHBhzho.
Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 6, 2023
All, and for everybody, the wait is almost over. Every Dota player is ready to play the 7.33 match. Valve is telling the story, with more information about this story, including the latest hero Muerta on March 6th, and so it’ll maybe be shadow-dropped.