ONE Esports Singapore World Pro Invitational: Vici Gaming captures inaugural DOTA 2 title
Vici Gaming captured the first ONE Esports DOTA 2 (Defence of the Ancients) Singapore World Pro Invitational championship with a 3-0 series sweep ver Evil Geniuses at Singapore Indoor Stadium Sunday night in local time.
With the win, Vici Gaming collected $200,000 USD for their efforts. Evil Geniuses scored $100,000 USD for placing runner-up. Third place went to Gambit Sports, who earned $60,000 USD.
12 teams battled it out in tournament gaming style format competing for $500,000 USD in prizing.
The entire tournament was streamed online, which can be watched below.
“I would like to congratulate Vici Gaming for winning the inaugural ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational,” ONE Esports CEO Carlos Alimurung said in a press release. “We had two objectives for the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational. Firstly, we wanted to deliver an amazing competition experience for fans and players with extensive meet and greet sessions, cosplay, and online and in-stadium giveaways and contests. Secondly, we wanted to showcase that Singapore, a country that in its short history has become a global tech and innovation hub, is a perfect place to host world-class esports events. We resoundingly delivered on those objectives, and we look forward to hosting the ONE Esports Dota 2 Jakarta Invitational in April as well as the ONE Esports Singapore Major in June next year.”
ONE Esports is a subsidiary of Asian MMA organization ONE Championship.
ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Official Results
Overall Prize Pool: US$500,000
ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Champion (US$200,000)
2nd Place (US$100,000)
3rd Place (US$60,000)
4th Place (US$50,000)
5th-6th Place (US$25,000 each)
Team Secret, Virtus.pro
7th-8th Place (US$10,000 each)
Natus Vincere, TNC Predator
9th-12th Place (US$5,000 each)
Team Aster, J.Storm, PSG.LGD, Team Liquid
The tour moves on to Jakarta, in Indonesia, in April 2020 and then to and then back to Singapore two months later in June.