The International Dota 2 Championships (TI7) has finally wrapped up after 10 days of intense competition
Undoubtedly the most prestigious and rewarding in the world of eSports, the International Dota 2 Championships was held from 2 to 12 August in Seattle. Organised by acclaimed video game developer Valve, the event had a USD24.7 million (RM106 million) prize pool.
Europe's Team Liquid emerged as the top dog at the event and cashed out with a whopping USD10.8 million (RM46.3 million) pay check
The team came back from the losers' bracket and defeated two Chinese teams in succession to win TI7 in front of a sold-out crowd and a reported 4.7 million online viewers.
Second place Newbee took home USD 3.9 million (RM16.7 million).
Team LGD.Forever Young - which has a Malaysian player - came in third, winning USD2.5 million (RM10.7 million)
That sole Malaysian player is Tue Soon Chuan, also known as "Ah Fu". The rest of his teammates, "Monet" Du Peng, "Super" Xie Junhao, “Inflame” He Yongzheng, and captain "ddc" Leong Fat-meng are from Macau.
Prior to joining LGD.Forever Young., Tue played for Malaysian team WarriorsGaming.Unity which took part in The Boston Major 2016.
While the prize money is subjected to taxes by the US government and management fees, it's safe to say that Tue and his teammates are now millionaires
Apart from Tue, other Malaysians - "Ohaiyo" Khoo Chong Xin, "Ahjit" Lai Jay Son, and "MidOne" Zheng Yeik Nai also represented different teams but fell short in coming into the top three.
Awesome stuff, Tue! Congrats on the win! :D