OG take home the win in front of a sell-out crowd as ESL One Powered By Intel Returned to Malaysia for the Third Time
Kuala Lumpur, 28 August 2022 – The atmosphere during the ESL One Malaysia Powered By Intel 2022 grand final was positively electric with the thunderous roar of the crowd reverberating in the packed arena as OG battled through the lower bracket en route to lifting the coveted trophy in a LAN environment.
OG’s win capped an intense week of high-level Dota as 12 of the world’s best teams attempted to outmaneuver one another. OG went through a tough series against China’s Team Aster, resulting in a clean sweep in clinical fashion.
Their team chemistry, teamwork and experience helped them with their match and ultimately allowed them to walk home with the grand prize of US$175,000. Even the unexpected patch before the second day of competition could not derail OG as they put their theory crafting into practice.
OG’s Yuragi, bzm, ATF, Chu and Taiga were all chill when Team Aster called ‘GG’. “It was definitely a great LAN experience for us with the hype SEA crowd. We were not expecting a patch during the tournament. The patch made us revisit our strategies and revise our game plan within a short period of time. It was a test of our agility to adapt in a competitive environment,” said OG.
“It’s been fantastic to be able to bring ESL One Powered by Intel back to Malaysia for the third time, and put on another memorable tournament for Malaysian Dota 2 fans – the atmosphere in the Arena of Stars for finals was absolutely electric, and the perfect backdrop to an exciting finals series.” said Caitlin Kang, Country Manager Malaysia at ESL. “Congratulations to OG on their well-deserved win, and thanks to all our fans, partners, and staff, who helped make ESL One Malaysia 2022 such a successful event.
Team Aster, consisting of Monet, Ori, Xxs, BoBoKa and 皮球 (pí qiú) leaves ESL One Malaysia 2022 as runners-up with US$85,000. Their fighting spirit was on full display, sending the crowd wild in the many close-call team fights, including an aegis steal and a rampage for Monet in game two of the grand final.
Taking home third place following the lower bracket final best-of-three is Team Secret, Crystallis, Nisha, Resolut1on, Zayac and Puppey, winning US$45,000, while home crowd favourites Fnatic comprising Palos, Armel, Jabz, DJ, and Jaunuel placed fourth with a prize pool of US$25,000.
ESL One Malaysia 2022 welcomed a sold out audience of over 15,000 Dota 2 fans over the three days of main stage action at the Arena Of Stars in Genting Highlands, Malaysia as teams battled for a share of the US$400,000 prize pool.
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