Four chinese teams started at the MarsTV Dota League last week, all finished in the Top5 – and EHOME even won: They are the first chinese team to win a global tournament since May 2015.
EHOME.cn has won the MarsTV Dota League Winter 2015. It’s their third title in just two months after winning the Dota 2 Radiant & Dire Cup and the Shanghai Dota 2 Open. Besides that, they are the first chinese team in a long time to win a global tournament.
Team Secret hasn’t adjusted as well as EHOME to the new patch
The last one was LGD Gaming back in May 2015 when they won the i-league. This time LGD finished as the fourth best team after losing to OG and Evil Geniuses. All of the chinese teams played a wonderful final tournament. Vici Gaming and Newbee share the fifth place.
Just Evil Geniuses after a remarkable run through the lower bracket and Frankfurt Major champion OG disturbed the all chinese party in their homeground tournament. The only team that somehow disappointed at the finals was Team Secret. After a tough group phase they were already sent to the lower bracket where they lost to Newbee right in the first round. Apparently Secret hasn’t adjusted yet to the new patch quite as well as other team – EHOME at best.
Team Redemption is the biggest surprise
The real surprises were due for the qualifiers though: Team Redemption, World Rank 90 before the tournament, almost qualified for their first global finals, especially after already beating Mineski in the SEA-qualifier winner bracket – only to lose to them again in the finals. Nevertheless, the Malaysians overperformed the most at the MarsTV Dota League.
That cannot be said for Virtus.pro: The Russians were expected to make it to the LAN Finals but they lost in the european qualifiers to the later qualified Team Spirit and the Vega Squadron. Thus VP ended the tournament on a very disappointing 19th place.