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BTS Pro Series Season 3: Europe/CIS - Review

Viking.gg put up a dominating performance in the Grand Finals of BTS Pro Series to defeat mudgolems 3-0 in Grand Finals of BTS Pro Series 3

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2nd Oct, 2020·☕️ 4 min read
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Viking.gg defeat mudgolems 3-0 in Grand Finals of BTS Pro Series 3. Viking.gg put up a dominating performance in the Grand Finals of BTS Pro Series. Read more about how the Grand Finals of the BTS Pro Series played out and Viking.gg won the tournament.

The EU/CIS division of the Dota 2 BTS Pro Series Season 3 has finally named a champion. It’s none other than EU team Vikin.gg. The team had a strong showing in the Group Stage, but in the Playoffs later dropped to the Lower Bracket. They then worked their way to the Grand Final to capture the victory. The team had its start in September 2019 but two months later would sign on a completely new roster. The team is currently composed of:

  • Indji “Shad” Lub
  • Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan
  • Tobias “Tobi” Buchner
  • Adam “Aramis” Moroz
  • Melchior “Seleri” Hillenkamp (Team Captain)

Since then, Vikin.gg has been getting a lot of wins in Tier 3 tournaments. In the recently concluded OMEGA League: Europe Immortal League, the team finished at the 7th-8th spot.

Group Stage & Playoffs

As mentioned, Vikin.gg had a strong showing in the Group Stage, finishing second with a standing of 5-2-1 behind mudgolems. In the Upper Bracket, the squad faced off against Ninjas in Pyjamas, where Vikin.gg got swept 0–2. This resulted in the team dropping to the Lower Bracket, where they managed to show off what they were made of. Their first match was against 5men and in the first game, had to work for the win. Initially, 5men had the lead, but a team fight worked to Vikin.gg’s favor and allowed the latter to eventually get the victory. The second game was pretty much a formality as it was all Vikin.gg. Vikin.gg faced Khan in the next round, and the team had no problem in the first game as they took the lead and never looked back. Khan, however, answered in the second game to tie the series. By the third game, Vikin.gg did not give Khan any chance and secured the win. This led Vikin.gg to a rematch against NiP. Unlike in the first round of the Upper Bracket, Vikin.gg took no chances and managed to reverse everything and sweep NiP 2–0.

Grand Finals

The Grand Final match was versus mudgolems, the team that ended the Group Stage on top. The match was pretty much like Vikin.gg’s previous ones, and showcased Vikin.gg’s domination. In the first game, the team managed to only give mudgolems a total of two team kills. That’s right, just two. In the second game, it appeared that mudgolems would tie the series, but once the Tier 5 neutral items started dropping, it was all Vikin.gg. The third game was pretty much like the first one and Vikin.gg ended the series with a 3-0 sweep.

Conclusion

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For their first-place finish, Vikin.gg claimed $21,000 in prize money. It has been some time since the team won an event as their last victory was back in May during the Cyber.bet Cup: Spring Series - EU. That’s not to say Vikin.gg are unsuccessful. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, the team has steadily climbed from the Tier 2 and 3 scene to compete with the best the region has to offer. Most recently they played in the OMEGA League Immortal Division where they placed 7-8th. A very decent placement considering the competition.

Best Bet

Before the start of this tournament, Vikin.gg were one of the top candidates to take the trophy, together with NiP and 5men most probably. Odds were even. But this tournament was unorthodox regarding many things. One of them was mudgolems performance. Mixed European squad that was created specifically for this tournament managed to get 13 clean wins, and managed to become the biggest favourites of the tournament, just to fall at the last step. Really impressive performance, first from mudgolems, and second from Vikin.gg.

BTS Pro Series Season 3: Europe/CIS Final Rankings

  • 1st place: Vikin.gg - $21,000
  • 2nd place: mudgolems - $11,000
  • 3rd place: NiP - $6,500
  • 4th place: Khan - $4,500
  • 5th-6th place: HellRaisers - $2,250
  • 5th-6th place: 5men - $2,250
  • 7th-8th place: Team Empire - $1,250
  • 7th-8th place: Team Unique - $1,250
  • 9th place: B8 Esports

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