PSG.LGD are the champions of OGA Dota PIT Season 5: China. The team was able to pull off a clean 3-0 over Elephant in the grand final.

They showed a dominating performance, for the three-game Dota 2 series collectively took less than 90 minutes to finish.

The tournament champions took home US$62,500, and it’s the first time that PSG.LGD managed to win Dota PIT after coming in second in Seasons 3 and 4.

PSG.LGD is a fast paced Dota 2 team

PSG.LGD, WePlay AniMajor
Credit: WePlay! Esports

In the current Dota 2 7.29 patch, the meta is focused on a four-protect-one strategy, where four players make space for one hyper-carry in the late game, making it one of the slower patches with long match times.

Surprisingly, PSG.LGD didn’t get the memo, and broke the record for the quickest Dota 2 game in history. Against Vici Gaming, they ended game two in 17 minutes. The record was broken in the next series against Team Aster, with a 13-minute victory.

PSG.LGD finishes a best-of-five Dota 2 series in less than 90 minutes at the OGA Dota PIT Season 5: China

In the first match against Elephant, both teams did well in the laning stage. PSG.LGD however, were able to get a small lead early on, and kept it growing.

At the 18-minute mark, PSG.LGD invaded the Dire triangle to reap four kills, with a huge chunk of gold going over to Wang “Ame” Chunyu’s Templar Assasin. Elephant lost every engagement thereafter, and had no chance to come back.

It was almost even for Elephant in game two

Elephant, Dota 2, DPC Season 2 China Upper Division
Credit: Perfect World

Game two of the OGA Dota PIT Season 5: China grand final saw an interesting draft coming out from PSG.LGD. Tinker and Ogre Magi aren’t meta heroes right now, but they took a risk on them. Cheng “NothingToSay” Jin Xiang on Tinker, a farm heavy midlaner, also had a risky potential to cannibalize on Ame’s Templar Assasin farm.

This greedy draft was punished by Elephant early on. Elephant wanted to pull ahead with early team fight heroes, such as Zhou “Yang” Haiyang’s Leshrac, Lu “Somnus丶M” Yao’s Puck, and Xie “Super” Junhao’s Winter Wyvern.

By far, Elephant’s heroes were more formidable in the early game, and they were able to capitalize on their strengths with a successful team fight.

Even though Elephant was able to pull ahead after winning that team fight, it was the same story as game one

PSG.LGD took a massive team fight win just a few minutes after. Somnus saw an opening to get a quick kill on Zhang “y`” Yiping’s Ogre Magi, but was quickly punished for it. It was the opening PSG.LGD needed, and one they fully capitalized on.

Support Faceless Void closes out the grand final series of the OGA Dota PIT Season 5: China

Dota 2 Faceless Void
Credit: Valve

In game three, PSG.LGD continued to experiment with unorthodox draft ideas, and picked Faceless Void hard support for y`.

Due to Faceless Void’s weakness during the laning stage, Elephant took an early advantage, and won all three of their lanes.

When it came down to the first team fight of the game, PSG.LGD handily won the skirmish, with no losses on their side. Even though Somnus found himself trapped among three enemies, PSG.LGD supported him with a quick kill on Puck, and quickly moved on to the rest of Elephant’s squad.

After that, the script went live. PSG.LGD was able to continuously out-scale Elephant, take objectives, and choke them out of the map.

Game three ended up being the shortest game of the series, for it took only 26 minutes to finish. PSG.LGD’s sweep earned them the title of champions of OGA Dota PIT Season 5: China.

Both of these teams will be competing at The International 10 which starts in October.

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