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Virtus.Pro takes its first big title of the year at DOTA 2 Kuala Kumpur Major

Today DOTA 2 Kuala Lumpur Major come to an end with grand finals between Virtus.Pro and Team Secret for the first big title of the new season.

 

 

Today Virtus.Pro Defeated Team Secret with 3-2 to take the first Major title of the new season 2018-2019 at DOTA 2 Kuala Lumpur Major.

Team Secret didn’t look prepared to face Virtus.Pro today. It was a great display of control by VP as they limited the effectiveness of Secret’s core and took the 1-0 leadin the game one.

Game two was an entirely different story, seeing Secret fight out of several tight situations and maintain control despite losing key teamfights. VP looked strong in the offensive role, but their opponents just outlasted them into the final phase and close the game two.

With the series tied at 1-1, Secret didn’t waste any time in continuing their push. Game three was much more decisive for Secret as they countered just about everything VP threw their way.

It looked really bad for VP, who were now down 2-1 with their backs against the wall for potentially the final game of the Major. Through the opening phase of the fourth match, things didn’t look any better, either. Secret looked ready to seal their victory through laning, but VP soon turned the tables and both teams began ripping into each other. This was the longest game at 47 minutes and also the closest in terms kills. It came down to a few key plays by the Russians in the final minutes that closed out the game and sent the series to a title-deciding finale.

The final match to decide the ultimate victor was a closely-contested battle that saw Secret position themselves extremely well heading into the mid-game. It looked like the game had already swung in their favor. All it took was one good push by VP to reclaim a foothold, and at the end VP won this game and the Grand finals with 3-2 against Team Secret to climes the first big title of the new season 2019.

Virtus Pro claimed their prize. As the champion of the event, VP were awarded $350,000 and 4,950 DOTA 2 Pro Circuit Points. Secret were given 170,000 and 3,000 DPC Points for their second-place finish, as well.

The next DPC event the Bucharest Minor will officially start on Jan. 9. 2019.

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