posted by chrissibaldi,
Last night America crowned its first Dota champions who takes home $5000 after a clear 3-0 win. But the American Dota Action has not come to an end yet: Later tonight, the third-place decider between pe Denial eSports and us Team Dignitas will be played out at midnight (0:00 CEST/ 3p.m. PDT).
Team Liquid at their Bootcamp in Las Vegas. Image courtesy of Team Liquid

While us Team Liquid struggled in their semi-final versus the fellow North-Americans of Team Dignitas, us Evil Geniuses continued their perfect run through the tournament. After having won 19 games without a single loss, Evil Geniuses made it to the best-of-five with a huge momentum going their way.

Nevertheless, Team Liquid's bootcamp in Las Vegas seems to start bearing fruits as they win 3-0 in a conving fashion. Especially in the early game, the team around FluffnStuff was always able to get a better trade, what made them lead in terms of gold even when the kill score was even. Overall the games were an entertaining clash between the two American powerhouses, but in the end Liquid's teamfight coordination and early game advantage was too much for Evil Geniuses to handle.

Team Liquid us Brian 'FLUFFNSTUFF' Leeus Steven 'Korok' Ashworthus Sam 'Bulba' Sosaleus Michael 'ixmike88' Ghannamca Tyler 'TC' Cook$5000Evil Geniuses us Clinton 'Fear' Loomisus Jimmy 'DeMoN' Hous Robert 'Bdiz' Tinnesca Jio 'Jeyo' Madayagnl Alaan 'Bamboe' Faraj$3000To Be Decided$2000