The Defense Grand Final Tomorrow!

posted by Sun_Tzu,
After over 200 exhilirating matches of Dota 2 that The Defense 3 has provided us with, we've now arrived at the Grand Finals, between ru Virtus.Pro coming up through the winners bracket and eu Fnatic.EU from the losers bracket, in order to perpetuate their ongoing rivalry, tomorrow on Saturday 30th of March, with the Broadcast starting from 19:00 CET and the games kicking in at 20:00 CET.

Virtus Pro ru Yaroslav 'NS' Kuznetsovua Sergey 'kSi' Kuzinru Oleg 'tmw' Kolesnichenkoru Ilya 'Illidan Stormrage' Pivtsaevru Sergey Antonovich 'Ars-Art' RevinFormer: ru SantaVs.Fnatic.EU il Tal 'Fly' Aizikse Adrian 'Era' Kryeziudk Johan 'BigDaddyN0tail' Sundsteinfi Kalle Juhanpoika 'Trixi' Saarinende Kai 'H4nn1' Hanbueckers

These two teams are no strangers, in fact there has been a heated rivalry going back and forth between Fnatic and Virtus.Pro for some time now, due to having faced each other no less than 10 times, 6 of which have been within the last month. The teams know each other very well, and there is going to be a lot of will to win by both teams in this Best-of-Five series, with the largest prizepool to date on the line for a game between these two teams!

Expert Panel is Back!

Due to the great reception of the expert panel during our G-League Grand Final coverage, we've brought it back for your viewing pleasure for The Defense 3 Grand Finals. Joining us will be:

us Sam 'Bulba' Sosale of us Team Jacob 'Maelk' Toft-Anderson of us Evil Geniusesus Clinton 'Fear' Loomis of us Evil Geniusesse Per Anders 'Pajkatt' Olsson Lille of world LGD.Int
Like last time, the panel will be hosted by de Christian 'Epi' Czech of joinDOTA.

The Expert Panel (hereby dubbed the EG-Legacy Panel) will start at at 19:00 CET!

Team Presentations! Interviews to come!

In advance of the finals we've published team presentations for both of the teams involved, available here:

Virtus.Pro Team Presentation.
Fnatic.EU Team Presentation.

We will also be publishing interviews tomorrow at noon (CET) with both de Kai 'H4nn1' Hanbueckers of Fnatic.EU as well as ru Ilya 'Airman' Pevcaev of Virtus.Pro, to give you a little bit of something to read during the day while you wait for the broadcast to go live!

Live Coverage with Tobi and Synd!

Because we know how much you all love the pairing, we decided to bring dk Troels 'syndereN' Nielsen and au Toby 'TobiWan' Dawson just a bit closer once more, as they will be casting the finals live from our Berlin offices.

Coverage will also be provided in Russian by our coverage partners over at, ua Vitalii 'V1lat' Volochai and ua Roman 'CaspeRRR' Lepyohin, as well as other languages which will be visible in the livestream ticker.

Pubstomp at Meltdown in Berlin!

Win a ROCCAT Keyboard or Mouse and Mousepad!

Yes indeed, we found some ROCCAT gear laying around and decided to give them away as well! One set will be given away during the Grand Finals stream tomorrow, while the other will be available for you to win right now! All you have to do is comment on this news article, saying something positive about ROCCAT products! Each comment will count towards the draw, with multiple comments by one person allowed (oh god, what have we done!). Short, one or two word posts will not be counted.

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