I am in love with 6.84. Gone are those longwinded, 60-90 minute affairs that made Dota 2 far too stale and time consuming for my liking. The current meta is way more action packed, making the game not only a lot more fun to play, but equally fun to watch. If like me, you spent most of the weekend lost in Valve’s MOBA, I have no doubt that you also found some time to watch bits and pieces of The Summit – a more laid back Dota 2 event showcasing some of the game’s top talent. The finals concluded in the wee hours this morning. Team Secret defeated Evil Geniuses to claim the top spot.
Here’s a breakdown of the final games, as well as how the tournament winnings were split (via Gosu Gamers):
1. Team Secret – $115,466 (42.5%)
2. Evil Geniuses – $61,129 (22.5%)
3. Vici Gaming – $35,319 (13%)
4. LGD Gaming – $27,169 (10%)
5-6. Cloud 9 – $9,509 (3.5%)
5-6. Invictus Gaming – $9,509 (3.5%)
7-8. Not Today – $6,792 (2.5%)
7-8. Rave – $6,792 (2.5%)
$100 000 ain’t too shabby at all. It doesn’t come close to the prize pool of The International though, which at time of writing, is sitting on $8 395 097! I don’t think it will be too long before we overtake last year’s final purse total.
If you missed the games, you can download them in the Dota 2 client, or watch them right here. Game 4 was over in a mere 14 minutes!
On a side note, I would just like to offer my congratulations to Ben “NoxvilleZA” Steenhuisen, South Africa’s very own local Dota 2 guru. He was a stats man for the event and did a fantastic job. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I loaded into a game and saw his name on the caster selection screen. Being part of The Summit is an achievement in itself, but I hope it’s a stepping stone into far bigger things!
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Last Updated: May 18, 2015