The PGL Arlington Major is the second Major tournament in the 2021/2022 Dota Pro Circuit season. This tournament is very big and important for the team Dota 2 because the PGL Arlington Major is the last tournament to earn PDC points for teams that qualify for The International 2022.
PGL The Arlington Major takes place from 4 to 14 August 2022. There is a prize pool of $500,000 USD and it is held in Arlington, United States of America.
This time, VCGamers will discuss the PGL Arlington Major, specifically regarding the results of the tournament. Come on, see the discussion below!
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Like other tournaments, there is a group stage that starts the major this time. There were 17 participating teams and two groups namely Group A and Group B.
PSG.LGD managed to win Group A with a score of 7-1-0, followed by Otsiders, OG, and Fnatic who continued to the Playoffs and won an Upper Bracket slot. Royal Never Give Up or RNG and Team Liquid get positions 5 and 6 so they get Lower Bracket slots.
Unfortunately, Talon Esports, Thunder Awaken, and Soniqs won 7th, 8th, and 9th positions and failed to qualify for the Playoffs.
For Group B, Team Aster won first place with a score of 3-4-0. Entity, Team Spirit, and BOOM Esports got 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions so they qualified for the Playoffs with Upper Bracket slots. Meanwhile, Natus Vincere and Tundra Esports failed to qualify for the Playoffs.
There are 8 teams starting the Playoffs from the Upper Bracket namely PSG.LGD, BOOM Esports, Entity, OG, Outsiders, Team Spirit, Team Aster, and Fnatic. Teams that lose in the Upper Bracket Playoffs can still play in the Lower Bracket.
For teams starting the Playoffs from the Lower Bracket, there are Beascoast, RNG, Evil Geniuses, and Team Liquid. The team that is in the Lower Bracket will face the team that lost in the Upper Bracket.
PSG.LGD managed to win every match in the Upper Bracket so they managed to qualify for the Grand Final. Meanwhile, in the Lower Bracket there is quite fierce competition, seeing OG, Team Aster, Entity, and BOOM Esports playing in the Lower Bracket in this Major.
However, many favorite teams failed to qualify, such as BOOM Esports which was defeated by Entity and OG which failed to win their match against Team Aster.
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Upper & Lower Bracket Finals
Upper Bracket Finals is filled with matches between PSG.LGD and Team Spirit. The bo3 or best of 3 match finished faster because PSG.LGD managed to beat Team Spirit with a score of 2:0, causing Team Spirit to fight Team Aster in the Lower Bracket.
Team Spirit managed to beat Team Aster with a score of 2:1. Team Spirit managed to win the first game with a solid and strong team composition. However, Team Aster managed to turn things around by winning the second game.
The Lower Bracket Finals ended with the third game between Team Spirit and Team Aster. Team Spirit won the third game and made it through to the Grand Final, again facing PSG.LGD.
There was a crucial moment that occurred in the third game between Team Spirit and Team Aster. Collapse with Mars throwing a spear and accidentally hitting Storm Spirit who was using his ultimate.
This moment is very crucial and certainly rarely occurs, given the high ultimate speed of Storm Spirit and the relatively difficult timing of Spear Mars.
PSG.LGD and Team Spirit finally meet again in the Grand Final. Previously, the two teams had met in the grand final of the 2022 Riyadh Masters tournament. At that time, PSG.LGD managed to beat Team Spirit and become champions.
This time, Team Spirit as the winner of TI10 managed to take revenge and beat PSG.LGD in the PGL Arlington Major tournament. They managed to become champions with a score of 3:1.
PSG.LGD defeated Team Spirit in the first game using Pudge and a strong team composition. However, Team Spirit turned things around by winning three games in a row.
The second game lasted 75 minutes and Team Spirit ended the game with a win. The second game lasted much faster, namely for 27 minutes. However, the third game which was the last game of the PGL Arlington Major was very memorable, especially for Team Spirit.
TORONTOTOKYO as Team Spirit's mid-laner used Queen of Pain for the last game and got 100% kill participation. This happened because all the kills from Team Spirit were TORONTOTOKYO which helped all the kills in the game.
Towards the end of the game, TORONTOTOKYO gave a special message in the all-chat by writing "HATERS WHERE ARE YOU NOW".
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