2016 FEB - DOTA2 LAN Over9K 9 pics
Over the weekend Over9K Gaming Lounge held it’s very Dota 2 LAN Tournament.
We had a total of 12 teams sign up on the day and they were playing off for a total prize pool of $1100.
Being our first team based event we were not sure what to expect but the turnout certainly exceeded our expectations as we even had some Australian Dota ‘celebrities’ make an appearance on the day.
We saw professional player Alex ‘Blackshatan’ Chang, who has a history dating all the way back to the Warcraft III Dota days team up with the founder of BeyondTheSummit and renowned TI commentator David Godz Parker. Together they formed Team Fading Sack Syndrome (FSS).
We also saw up and coming teams No Practice Only Dreams(NPoD) and The Legion Gaming Team both of whom clearly have ambitions to represent the Australian Dota 2 scene in the future on the world stage.
The presence of these individuals and teams certainly added an air of prestige to the event with both spectators and even players from the other teams asking for photos and chats between matches.
It was quite clear from the get-go that in the end they were going to be the teams to beat but regardless, everyone was there for a day of good Dota and good Dota was certainly had.
The first big clash of the day occurred in the 3rd Round of the Upper Bracket when Legion Gaming knocked Team FSS into the Lower Bracket. Unfortunately, Legion Gaming was not able to ride this momentum as they themselves were also sent to the Lower Bracket in the following round by NPoD.
Team FSS, unfazed by their loss, continued through the Lower Bracket on the back of BlackShatan’s relentless Broodmother, who was without a doubt the player of the day.
Making it all the way to the Lower Bracket Finals, they faced off once again against Legion Gaming. This time around, showing that there were not to be beaten twice, Team FSS were able to extract sweet revenge and in doing so secured themselves a spot in the Grand Finals against NPoD.
Having not met for the entirety of the tournament, Team FSS were able to display their veteran prowess against NPoD and despite coming from the Lower Bracket were able to take out the Grand Finals with a convincing 2-0 victory over the up and coming team.
So congratulations to Team FSS for taking 1st place in our very first Over9K Dota 2 LAN Tournament and well played to NPoD and Legion Gaming, whom we will no doubt be hearing more about in the future.
1st – Team FSS
2nd – No Practice Only Dreams
3rd – Legion Gaming
Challonge Bracket - http://challonge.com/
We at Over9K want to say a big thank you to all the teams who participated in our first event, all the spectators who came out to watch and all the fans who spread the word for us.
Being still relatively new in the Melbourne LAN and Tournament scene, it is awesome to see this kind of support and we hope to put together more bigger and better events in the future.