Liquid had cruised their way through the Dota Pit upper bracket without dropping a single game. They took down Immortals*, Newbee and finally Vici Gaming to make it to the Grand Final completely unscathed.
As the Grand Final got started, it looked like VG were very well prepared for their rematch against the TI7 Champions. Despite early leads for Liquid in both Games 1 and 2, VG made lategame comebacks to take a 2-0 lead in the series and put Liquid in the hotseat.
Little did VG know, the hotseat is where Liquid thrives. What followed could only be described as an absolute trouncing as Liquid took three one-sided wins in 21, 26 and finally 22 minutes. Liquid's teamplay was on point, even turning this early attempted kill on Ivan 'MinD_ContRoL' Borislavov into three kills for Liquid.
With this win, Liquid have made Dota 2 history. Not only have they won every Grand Final they've played since TI7 but they've also been the most dominant TI winners in history, as pointed out by Nahaz on Twitter.
With @StarLadder_com & @DotaPit wins, @TeamLiquid are the first reigning TI champs to win multiple premier LANs before the end of the year.— Nahaz (@NahazDota) November 5, 2017
Liquid now sit in 3rd place on the Qualifying Points ranking, behind Team Secret and Virtus.pro. They'll be sitting out the next Minor (The Perfect World Masters) but we'll see them back in action soon, in the DreamLeague Season 8 EU/CIS Qualifier.
Header photo source: StarLadder