The Beyond the Summit Summer Cup has been underway for a while now and today would be the day which the winner was decided – giving the winning team a spot in The Summit 9 event.
Let’s Do It are not a new team – being around since 2014, but without much going for them they have been fairly under the radar. But when Team Kinguin released their roster at the end of June, Let’s Do It reformed with the Polish team. The team made a fantastic showing at the BTS Summer Cup, but after a loss to Alliance in the upper bracket, they would have to do things from the lower half of the tournament. They proved to do this easily, taking down Espada and then getting their revenge on Alliance to claim their spot in the finals. The team are also called ‘New Boys’ and ‘ex-Kinguin’ right now while they are “new” to the scene.
Meeting them in the finals was Wind and Rain, the fairly new squad which featured the likes of Lee ‘FoREv’ Sang-don and Ravindu ‘ritsu’ Kodippili. The team made a magnificent showing at the recent regional qualifiers for The International 2018, losing to OG in the finals. With a chance to get a great start to the pre-season and being the outright favourites to win, they would want the spot at The Summit 9 to belong to them.
One of the most interesting things to take away from these series was the prevalence of Crystal Maiden with the hero making constant appearances and farming extremely well too in the position 3 role. While the hero would see mainly losses in the grand final, it was picked in all but 1 game of the series. The finals themselves were hard-fought with WaR losing the first 2 games before coming back to tie up the series and take it to a game 5.
Unfortunately we couldn't pull off the reverse sweep in the Finals of the #BTSSummerCup , Intense matches all series. We're very proud of our team regardless!
Gg's to "Let's Do It" and thank you to all who tuned in and supported us! #WeAreWar pic.twitter.com/YUqISkHBFW
— Wind and Rain (@WindandRaingg) July 10, 2018
In the end it was LDI who were able to close out the series and claim the final game, take a 3-2 victory and earn their spot at The Summit 9.
The Summit 9
The Summit 9 will fill a small gap in our Dota 2 lives when it takes place from July 25th-29th 2018 and features 6 of the best teams from around the globe. Last week the first 3 teams were announced to be Fnatic, Evil Geniuses, VGJ.Storm and the 4th team would be the winner of the BTS Summer Cup. Just a few hours ago 2 more teams were added into the mix with paiN Gaming and OpTiC Gaming joining in the fun. The full list of teams for The Summit 9 is:
- Evil Geniuses
- VG J. Storm
- paiN Gaming
- OpTic Gaming
- Let’s Do It