Team Liquid finally managed to break their Major curse at the China Supermajor, Astralis proved yet again that they're the strongest team in the world, and both OpTic Gaming and 100 Thieves entered the competitive Fortnite scene. Here's your weekend recap!
Despite winning The International in 2017, Team Liquid had never won a Major tournament - until this weekend. The late stages of the China Dota2 Supermajor landed on Saturday and Sunday, they managed to take down top teams to claim first place and bagged themselves $555,000.
Team Liquid narrowly defeated Virtus.pro 3-2 in the grand finals, but their path to that stage in the tournament wasn't simple: facing off against the likes of Newbee, Team Secret, and PSG.LGD. This was the final Major in the current season of the Dota Pro Circuit, no doubt giving the victors some confidence on the lead up to this year's The International.
Astralis reaffirmed their dominance in the world of CS:GO with another championship, taking down Cloud9, FaZe Clan, and in the grand finals, Team Liquid. Winning Esports Championship Series Season 5. LAN-finals, Astralis bagged themselves $250,000 and even more bragging rights.
The final Major tournament of this season's Dota Pro Circuit finished on the weekend, and as a result, the eight teams who will receive direct invites to The International have been solidified. Congratulations to Virtus.pro, PSG.LGD, Team Liquid, Team Secret, Mineski, Vici Gaming, Newbee, and VGJ.Thunder.
Top tier organisation OpTic Gaming announced their entry into the ever-growing competitive scene of Fortnite over the weekend. Choosing unknown talent over high-profile streamers, their four-man roster is as follows: Kenneth "BaldyKun" Anderson, Robert "WizKay" Simone, Marco "MarkeyWap" Soto, and Dade "Dramas" Lesch. These players have backgrounds in competitive Call of Duty and H1Z1, and hold kill records for all three gamemodes in Fortnite: solo, duos, and squads.
Following suit from OpTic Gaming - the team which CEO Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag used to represent - 100 Thieves revealed a three-man roster for Fortnite, ahead of a competitive format being announced. Picking up the former Llama Lords roster, 100T's squad is: Archie "Parallax" Shrader, Alex "Risker" Biamonte, and Ken "Kenith".