After 11 straight days of Chinese Dota 2 action, the CDA-FDC Pro Championship Season 2 crown was awarded to PSG.LGD, who destroyed opponents EHOME in the grand final 3-0.
PSG.LGD put together an impressive run which started in October at the China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 1, where they also swept EHOME in the grand final. The team then finished as the runner-ups of the OGA Dota PIT Season 3 China, narrowly losing to their regional rivals, Vici Gaming, 3-2. PSG.LGD claimed yet another title, however, at the start of November at the CDA-FDC Pro Championship Season 1, where they defeated Chinese superteam Elephant 3-2.
And now the team is back on top after a dominating performance against EHOME, in which the team’s entire roster put together an incredible grand final performance.
After winning the first game convincingly, PSG.LGD ramped up their early game pressure offense. Zhang “Y`” Yiping and Zhao “XinQ” Zixing provided great support with Omniknight and Mirana. Because of this, EHOME was consistently punished for aggressive plays against LGD’s supports with Omniknight’s Purification and Mirana’s Sacred Arrow.
The momentum would eventually snowball to LGD’s core players: Wang “Ame” Chunyu, Cheng Jin “NothingToSay” Xiang, and Zhang “Faith_bian” Ruida, who secured significant gold and experience leads that forced EHOME to tap out of Game 2 at the 18-minute mark.
It was much the same in the final game, with LGD’s NothingToSay inflicting maximum damage with his Leshrac. EHOME attempted to stay in the game by going for smoke ganks, but they couldn’t go head-to-head against LGD and were often forced to take heavier losses during team fights.
With a massive 16,000-gold lead at the 24-minute mark of Game 3, LGD made their move and pushed into the Radiant base where EHOME realized they’d fallen behind too far.
PSG.LGD’s first place finish earned them US$30,300 (¥200,000) and back-to-back CDA-FDC Pro Championship titles. Meanwhile, EHOME walked away with US$22,700 (¥150,000) as the runner-up of the tournament.
PSG.LGD is still also in the running for the China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 2, as they are currently awaiting to challenge the loser of the upper bracket matchup between Vici Gaming and EHOME.