It started out threatening to end before it even began. But end, it did: the ONE Esports Singapore Major concluded with a bang as dark horse Invictus Gaming (IG) pulled off a stunning comeback against favourites Evil Geniuses (EG) to claim the Major.
Fans of Evil Geniuses and Team Secret will be in contrasting moods after the penultimate day of action at the ONE Esports Singapore Major. The Team Secret fandom will be nursing their shattered hearts after a humbling 0-2 loss to China’s Invictus Gaming (IG) sent their team packing. But on the other hand, Evil Geniuses fans will feel fairly confident of their team’s chances to clinch the top prize.
It was the biggest mismatch on paper – champions-elect Team Secret against wildcards PSG.LGD. It was no secret that fans were already licking their lips at a potential showdown between Team Secret, arguably the world’s best Dota 2 team, and the reinvigorated Evil Geniuses (EG). But PSG.LGD had other ideas.
For many, firm odds were on Fnatic to wipe OB Neon out. OB Neon was the clear underdog, having just an average showing in the Major so far. Part of the reason was OB Neon having had to swap in Yang “Deth” Wu Heng after Rafael “Rappy” Palo had to drop out of the team due to Covid-19 concerns.
The first day of the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major playoffs was a bloodbath. Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Invictus Gaming, and PSG.LGD swept the opposition aside, recording thumping victories which have moved them onto the next round of the winner’s brackets. Fnatic, Vici and Invictus still have a shot at the title, but will have to slug it out with the rest of the teams in the loser’s bracket
So many problems...where do we even start? Fans must be sick of seeing the stream of issues plaguing the One Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major, which kicks off this Saturday until April 4, over the last few days.
Some call him Dota's prodigal son while others refer to him as the Lord of Offlaners. Most people just refer to him as God. Whatever your allegiance (here's looking at you SECRET and OG), you’ve got to admit — Daryl "iceiceice" Koh Pei Xiang is a class above the rest.
The DOTA 2 Singapore major held on March 27 is the most anticipated esports competition of the first quarter. Dubbed “Survivor: Singapore Island'' the participants are not only eliminated when they lose but are also forced to leave the country immediately.