Virtus.pro won the season's third Major and dominates Dota 2 international scene
The Russian esports organization has won three major world championships out of four, earning more than $1 500 000 in winnings this season.
Yesterday, in Bucharest, Virtus.pro Dota 2 line up became the champions of an esports tournament The Bucharest Major 2018. In the final, the Russian team confidently defeated their Chinese opponents VGJ.Thunder with a score of 3:0 and earned $500 000.
Previously, Virtus.pro players have claimed victories in two other Majors of the season – ESL One Hamburg and ESL One Katowice 2018, where they claimed $500 000 and $400 000, respectively. Besides the money, such tournaments also reward the DPC points, which allow teams to earn a direct invite to the year's biggest Dota 2 tournament – The International. Last year, its prize pool was equal to $25 000 000. In Bucharest, Virtus.pro players have earned the required amount of points. Massively outpacing the closest opponents, they were the first to secure a slot in The International 2018.
Alexei "Solo" Berezin, Virtus.pro captain:
"I am happy with the guys; RodjER's tranfer greatly benefited us. Everyone is inspirited, many opportunities, previously unused by us, have emerged. I think it's not the last cup for us. By far not the last.”
Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.pro General Manager:
"We are on the top. Am I concerned that the guys might grow complacent? Those are the problems we would like to face. That at the beginning of March we would secure a spot at The International and our main problem would be the thoughts about saving our form for the nearest months. I am very happy that we are in such a spot right now.”
In The International 2017, Virtus.pro have finished in the 5-6 place and earned more than $1 000 000 in winnings.