Midas mode was great thanks guys :) pic.twitter.com/7ZvnDZo8Es— shane (@shaneomad) 26 November 2017
First season a huge success, all winnings to go to charities
Midas Mode was the first Dota 2 tournament to use a virtual currency to determine what heroes teams could pick and ban while also offering teams community suggested quests to earn some extra "Moonbucks". Midas Mode was seperated into two divisions NA and EU with 4 teams in each.
Despite the unusual format and the fact the event was not part of the Valve Pro Circuit, Moonduck still managed to attract the interest of many big names including the TI7 champions Team Liquid, quadruple Major champions OG and the likes of Evil Geniuses and Natus Vincere. Ahead of the first day of Midas Mode the participating teams all announced they would be giving away any winnings from the tournament to a charity of their choice.
PPD's Optic win NA division ahead of Evil Geniuses
In the NA division it was a triumph for Peter 'ppd' Dager's Optic Gaming who came out the victors ahead of Evil Geniuses, VGJ.Storm and Immortals*.
In the Grand Finals versus VGJ.Storm the bank balance of both teams was super tight, so much so that in Game 3 VGJ.Storm simply GGed out with all tier 3 towers and barracks still standing after working out Optic Gaming had under 200 Moonbucks left for game 4. Optic however, closed out the series 3-2 in the end to become the NA champions despite using Kartik 'Kitrak' Rathi as a stand-in for Rasmus 'rASmus' Fillipsen in the Grand Finals.
TI7 champs Liquid win EU division with Moonbucks to spare
Meanwhile in Europe the TI7 champions Team Liquid went 3-0 in the groupstage and eventually faced Natus Vincere in The Grand FInals. Navi had unfortunately been quite the spenders in the run-up to the Grand Finals and ahead of Game 1 their opponents Team Liquid had four times as many Moonbucks to spend on heroes.
PPD and Matu call up Mr Midas to decline Cross Regional Finals
A Cross-Regional Grand Finals was initially planned for the tournament which would have pitted OpTic Gaming versus Team Liquid, but the match was later cancelled. Thankfully Peter 'ppd' Dager and Lasse 'Matumbaman' Urpalainen called in to tell Mr Midas the news...
The tournament created many popular memes and the epileptic-inducing ad breaks during pauses for Bomb Sauce and Alien Piss III went down surprisingly well with viewers.
I feel like @moonduckTV found their 'The Summit' with Midas Mode.— Owen Davies (@ODPixel) 26 November 2017
I love having a variety in styles of tournaments to be apart of/spectate, and can't wait to see them pull off more like this in the future.
ps. bts still numba one LD giv me jobz plz xxx