The MDL Winter 2015 Grand Finals end with a 3:0 sweep of Evil Geniuses, giving EHOME their third consecutive major championship title. EHOME have a firm foothold on the International scene and have demonstrated their ability to adapt, outplay and outdraft any opponent. OG quickly fell to Evil Geniuses in the lower finals, securing a third place win and advancing Evil Geniuses to the second place position.
The MDL Winter 2015 Grand Finals have come to the end in a quick and surprising manner. After an overwhelming sweep of OG by Evil Geniuses, with two incredibly one sided and swift matches, there was a two hour wait for the Grand Finals. With baited breath, fans waited, for the peak of the event, expecting to an intense showdown and rematch between EHOME and Evil Geniuses.
EHOME had sent Evil Geniuses to the lower brackets only yesterday with superb plays and coordination. Fans were eager to witness the rematch after the overpowering dominance and clean plays displayed by EG in the lower brackets finals earlier today.
Things were more than surprising as EHOME completely overpowered and destroyed Evil Geniuses in a 3:0 sweep. The Chinese team had been rising towards stardom during this last year following TI5 and seemed to have reached the top finally.
EHOME had taken first place in the Shanghai Dota 2 Open earlier this month and Dota 2 Radiant & Dire Cup 2015 at the end of December. Both championship titles were major tournaments but regional only. The MDL Winter 2015 championship is their third major championship title in one month, their first international championship title.
Last time Chinese team won a tournament – Starladder 12 in April 2015! #ChinaIsBack
— Vitalii Volochai (@v1lat) January 31, 2016
MDL Winter 2015 playoffs day 5 results
Grand Finals: EHOME,Evil Geniuses
MDL Winter 2015 playoffs day 5 recap
MDL Winter 2015 Playoffs day 4 Lower Brackets finals
In the first two minutes Syed Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan killed 2 heroes to start off the lower bracket finals between OG and EG. The early aggression was just signs of what was to come. In 22 minutes EG trampled over OG, allowing the Europeans to get only one kill on the board to EG’s 20. The second game wasn’t much better for OG. With EG running over the Europeans, in seven minutes the score was already 10:3 in favor of Evil Geniuses. EG were able to end the game easily in just over 25 minutes.
MDL Winter 2015 Playoffs Evil Geniuses 2:0 OG. Evil Geniuses advance to the Grand Finals, OG are eliminated
MDL Winter 2015 Grand Finals
In the Grand Finals of the MDL Winter 2015 playoffs, EHOME took the first game easily from the North American’s. In only 33 minutes, EHOME had shown complete domination and control of the game. In the second game, Evil Geniuses were able to gain the lead at one point, but quickly lost it when EHOME recognized the shift and continued to press ahead with their game plan instead of playing into EG. The support players, Hu “Kaka” Liangzhi and Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng have shown incredible rotation, synergy and coordination. Chen “Cty” Tianyu continues to impress with his stellar performances and flashy plays. The third game was much closer and EG were clearly giving EHOME a run for their money. Filled with back and forth leads and shifts in momentum, Evil Geniuses gave it their all, but came up a bit short in the end. EHOME closed out the third victory and the series
Old Eleven's net worth at the 30 minute mark (12495) is the 5th highest of all time by this time on Enchantress.
— Ben Steenhuisen (@NoxvilleZA) January 31, 2016
MDL Winter 2015 Grand Finals EHOME 3: 0 Evil Geniuses .EHOME are the Championship team
MDL Winter 2015 playoffs teams
- Evil Geniuses
- ViCi Gaming
- Team Spirit
- compLexity Gaming
- LGD Gaming
- Team Secret
MDL Winter 2015 format
MDL Winter 2015 playoffs invites and qualified teams
- 6 Direct Invites (ViCi Gaming, OG, Evil Geniuses, LGD Gaming, EHOME, Team Secret)
- 1 Chinese qualified team (Newbee)
- 1 European qualified teams (Team Spirit)
- 1 Americas qualified team (compLexity Gaming)
- 1 South East Asian qualified team (Mineski)
MDL Winter 2015 Main Event
- 2 Groups of five teams Round Robin
- Round Robins best-of-two series format
- Top team from each group seeded into the Semi Finals of the Upper Brackets
- Second and third place teams from each group seeded into Upper Brackets
- Fourth place team from each group seeded into Lower Brackets
- Last team from each group eliminated
- Playoffs set as best-of-three double elimination brackets
- Grand Finals are best-of-five