NIP is your Starladder Champion, secure slots at EPICENTER Major


Ninjas in Pyjamas claims their second Minor title last night as they win the Starladder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor. The grand final witness a gruesome 5 matches as NIP beat Alliance 3-2.

The finalist at Starladder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor, NIP and Alliance secure the spot in the EPICENTER Major does not slow them down. They fight till the end to claim the title shows that they are not only come to the minor for slots in the Major.

Both of the team dominate their groups stage as they meet in the Upper Bracket final where Alliance secure 2-1 against NIP.

Game review by VPESPORTS:

Alliance looked absolutely dominant in the opening game, running through their opponent with a Troll Warlord and Queen of Pain and never really allowing them to get onto the board. It took nearly 45 minutes, but NiP would throw in the towel and they placed their focus into game two.

This was a complete turnaround and we witnessed Adrian ‘Fata’ Trinks bring out the Mirana and go 17-1-13 through the half hour destruction. Going into the next game, Alliance seemed to be ready to take the lead again as they opened up brilliantly but NiP had different plans and they put them into effect. By little over 30 minutes, it was over – giving NiP a 2-1 lead and series point.

Alliance weren’t about to give up and game four was an hour-long brawl between the two European giants. The lead swung back-and-forth, with NiP looking in control for a long period and it seemed as though the Minor would be done. Alliance utilised buybacks and all-round great play to hold off and tie up the series to take us to a final and decisive game five.

The final game of the Minor would give us the pleasure of witnessing a Marcus ‘Ace’ Hoelgaard Meepo and it worked wonders for NiP. By barely 25 minutes the team had destroyed a top lane of barracks in their opponent’s base and Alliance fell apart following this, conceding the intense series.

Congratulations to Ninjas in Pyjamas as they brings home 125,000 US Dollars with 120 DPC points and Alliance brings home 70,000 US Dollars with 100 DPC Points. With the ends of the Starladder Dota 2 Minor, we are a week to the last major of the season EPICENTER Major held in Moscow! Who’s excited?