OG become two-time champions as Dota 2 Manila Major ends in victory

Manila Major

OG claimed victory over Team Liquid today in Manila to become the first team to win two Valve Dota 2 Majors since the tournaments began.

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After defeating Newbee this morning, Team Liquid progressed to the final to face OG in what would prove to be a 3-1 series and an extremely close-fought fourth game.

OG, who won the first of the newly implemented Valve Majors in Frankfurt last October, takes home the $1.1 million top prize, while Liquid settle for their second runner-up placing and $405,000.

Liquid forced their way to the final through the lower bracket after being knocked down on the opening day of the playoffs by MVP Phoenix.

Every match from that point went 2-0 in Liquid’s favour, and off the back of a win at last month’s Epicenter in Russia, they seemed a strong match for OG.

However the team in green, who have remained a solid roster for nearing a year now, could not be stopped. When asked if the stability of the team has helped while others have swapped players every off season, captain Tal “Fly” Aizik said: “Friendship conquers all.”

The team now sets their sights on The International in August, which currently features an $11 million prize pool and will continue climbing as last year’s crowd-funded pool reached more than $18 million.