After four huge days, we have our champions - @invgaming!— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) November 10, 2019
Thanks for watching #DotaSummit 11 and following us along the journey. Shoutout to all the players, team staff, talent, admins and BTS production for opening the DPC 2019/20 season with a bang! See you soon!
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Eight teams travelled to North America to compete for the trophy of DOTA Summit 11, important DPC points and the last slot for the MDL Chengdu Major in China. Four days later only one team emerged victorious from the tournament: Invictus Gaming.
iG win a ticket to a Major on home ground
The Chinese squad surrounding former TI grand finalist Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi beat every team on their way to the trophy. Only two teams were even able to take one game off of the favourites – and it surprisingly wasn't Chaos Esports Club.
The North American Minor participant made it into the Grand Finals after beating HellRaisers in the Lower Bracket with a convincing 2-0. Arif 'MSS' Anwar and his team-mates looked for revenge against iG after losing in the Upper Bracket a day before.
But the Chinese squad proved that they travelled to America to go back home as champions. Especially game one was a demonstration of power by iG: it took them just 23 minutes to force Chaos into a 'GG'. Game two and three seemed to be a bit closer – at least Chaos survived more than half an hour - but if you look at the stats you can clearly see that iG had the match in their hands all the time. Chaos was never in the position to actually endanger the victory of China's Minor participant.
What awaits us at the Major?
With this dominant performance iG is automatically a candidate to also win the first Major of the season. However, the competition at Dota Summit wasn't on the same level as we can expect it to be at the Major. Especially the two European teams in the Minor, Ad Finem and Ninjas in Pyjamas underperformed. Both squads didn't even make it out of the group stage.
iG haven't much time to prepare for the Major, because the event in Chengdu already starts on November 16. Top teams such as Alliance, TNC Predator and Evil Geniuses await the Minor champion in China.
Who'll win the Major?
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