OpTic Gaming won the StarLadder Invitational Season 5 against VGJ.Thunder 3-1. OpTic Gaming, the only North American team at the tournament, takes home the $135,000 prize and the 150 points for the Dota Pro Circuit.
This is their first tournament win for a while.
These points are massively important for OpTic and their chances of qualifying for the International 8. They played fantastic through the tournament and defeated Fnatic 2-1 in the semifinals. This carries more weight as Fnatic was playing well over the past month or so. Same goes for VGJ as the mostly Chinese roster won Galaxy Battles II and has taken second in multiple tournaments.
It will be interesting to see if OpTic Gaming can keep the momentum going through the summer.
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