DOTA Summit 13: Southeast Asia reached its grand final today, with Among Us getting another crack at taking down Motivate.Trust Gaming – this time with the championship title on the line.
Among Us were able to set themselves up for a rematch against Motivate.Trust Gaming earlier in the day when they destroyed BOOM Esports in the lower bracket final – claiming themselves a spot in the grand final of the event. Having lost the upper bracket final to MTG just yesterday, this set us up for what could be an epic grand final, but one team involved had other plans.
Although not completely unknown, MTG’s roster have never really had their chance in the limelight up until the recent Beyond the Summit Pro Series: SEA, but given the chance, they certainly took it. This event has been no different as right from the start of game one, it was clear that MTG had a point to prove as they went from kill to kill, ripping through the AU lineup consistently for 51-minutes before they secured the first win. Not much changed in game two, except that this time there would be 10-minutes less on the clock before MTG claimed victory.
With really poor drafts, AU were completely unable to ever fight easily, while MTG were always ready to run at their opponents, giving them a solid 2-0 series lead. Oddly enough, game three would prove to be the last of the series and event – and would finish in 10-minutes less than the previous too, with AU never getting their footing at all.
Although there were some moments where it seemed as though they could make a comeback, AU’s lineup just did not have the damage to deal with MTG’s massive burst potential and in a little over half an hour, the GG calls came out – giving Motivate.Trust Gaming their second BTS event victory in a short time.
Unfortunately for Among Us, they were unable to find any revenge for the Upper Bracket final and for players such as Park “March” Tae-won, this would be their final game as a player, before heading into his full-time coaching job at T1. It will be interesting to see what happens to the AU squad moving forward and how far MTG can go with their roster dominating the SEA Dota 2 scene currently.