PSG.LGD had a shaky start when it returned to the professional scene. The team began its Dota Pro Circuit journey with underwhelming results, failing to qualify for both DreamLeague Season 13 and the ESL One LA Major.
After several roster shakeups, the storied organization has possibly returned to form. Its newest roster debuted at WeSave! Charity Play and claimed the title with an undefeated run. While that might have been chalked up as a fluke or a symptom of teams taking a casual approach to a charity event, PSG.LGD cemented itself as a top team once again with this win.
The grand finals series of the China Dota 2 Professional League was an entertaining brawl between PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming. The latter currently sits as the top Chinese team in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit rankings.
Vici Gaming kicked off the series with a convincing win despite struggling to close the game early. The hour-long match saw team fights favoring Vici Gaming, which allowed them to get the first point of the series.
PSG.LGD came back stronger in the second game. The team dominated its opponents and sealed the deal in just 25 minutes thanks to an exceptional Queen of Pain performance from Lu “Maybe” Yao.
Vici Gaming drafted Faceless Void for Zhang “Paparazi” Chengjun despite losing on that pick in game two. PSG.LGD stomped its opponent’s high hopes and chalked up another quick win.
The tables were turned in the fourth game. Vici Gaming dominated the game with constant map rotations and a steady net worth lead. PSG.LGD had to tap out of the game after a 15-kill deficit.
The last map heavily favored PSG.LGD. Maybe and Yang “Chalice“‘ Shenyi both played in peak form in the decider. The team ended the grand finals series with a whopping 31,000 net worth advantage.
This is a critical victory for PSG.LGD, and it will be looking to maintain that form going forward in the season.