A triumphant win for Digital Chaos has just placed them in the eSports limelight. However, just who are the Dota 2 Tournament 2017 winners? Let’s meet Digital Chaos, and just how they rose to prominence in the eSports scene.
People can learn that Digital Chaos rose to gather public attention after placing second at T16 last August. This was the biggest eSports event for 2016, and now their 3-2 victory versus Newbee in the grand finals put them on another level. The team earned $125,000 of the $250,000 prize pool after this.
The best-of-five series appears to be one of the most thrilling matches of the year. Digital Chaos and Newbee were fiercely contending one after the other in the first matches, with Digital Chaos chasing the win in the latter two. However, there’s more than meets the eye.
Dota 2 Tournament 2017 Winners: Highlights
Fans will understand that a “meta” in 2016 in the blockbuster 7.00 update may “weaken” the competitive notion of the game. Valve’s patches to the game were simple and discreet, but the effects on gameplay were unprecedented – or so fans thought. However, if the grand finals were any indication, the ESL One Genting proved this patch didn’t do anything bad to the game.
Digital Chaos’s Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok managed to help the team do a 2-0 sweep in the match. He also managed to help beat his former team, Virtus Pro, during the semis. It can be remembered that Newbee were the only team of the tournament’s final four to not have a direct invite to the competition.
Newbee got there via a Chinese qualifier. According to Kotaku, they managed to defeat former T16 champions Wings Gaming in the semis, making for a fitting and exciting match against Digital Chaos. And Resolut1ion proved himself to be a star carry in the finals.
It was in Game Four where DC seemed to be in the verge of death. However, pick-offs courtesy of the Ukranian Resolut1ion managed to juice out heavy damage to the team. A triple-kill just before the half-hour mark managed to push Newbee to the edge of the defeat.
By the time DC decided to engage Newbee in the river, Resolut1on was prioritizing Underlord in the upper-middle. Although Luna’s ultimate seemed enough to dish out good counters, Resolut1on finished off the team with a good comeback.
In Game Three, Resolut1on managed to gather enough gold to stave off demolition from Newbee. The star carry managed to exploit the chaos in each round to get more resources and outpower the opposing team.
Digital Chaos: Beginnings
Resolut1on joined DC back in winter of 2016. It was a surprise to a lot of players, especially to founder Shannon “Sunsfan” Scotten. Back then, DC had just managed to gather rather middling successes at mid-level tournaments. However, Resolut1on’s arrival did an extreme reversal.
The amazing chain of events helped the team perform better, and even managed to get a lot of star players. Now the team consisted of Aliwi “w33” Omar, Martin “Saska” Sazdov, David “MoonMeander” Tan. They are led by Rasmus “MiSeRy” Flipsen. The entire bio of the Dota 2 Tournament 2017 winners can be found in their website.
- Resolut1on, the 19-year old star carry, has been competing since TI3. He played for teams such as Rox.kis, Iccup, VP and even Team Empire.
- w33 originally set out a career in Chemical Engineering before taking the chance to play competitive Dota 2. He’s been playing the game competitively since 2004, back when Dota was a mod to the WarCraft 3: Frozen Throne game.
- MoonMeander started as a HoN pubstar and streamer. Now the expert Dota 2 player has managed to win two Valve events with Team OG before joining DC.
- Saksa started to rise to prominence by dominating leaderboards. He managed to become one of the first to hit 8000 MMR (Matchmaking Ranking) in the game. He joined teams such as 4C&L and Mama’s Boys before getting into DC.
- Misery is a veteran player, starting his career back when the first Dota has gone competitive in 2008. He’s a capable player, able to adapt into any position needed. He’s the captain of the team.
- Blitz was a caster for TI, and a former analyst. He was also the coach for TeamLiquid before coaching Digital Chaos.
- Alyssa, team manager, was a Biology student at American River College. She served as player and talent hospitality for the TI6 qualified hub, The Summit 5 and The Town.
- And of course, Sunsfan is the founder of the team. His love for basketball urged him to create a professional eSports team, a dream he had after playing the game for decades.
Digital Chaos vs. Newbee
Players and curious fans can get straight to the action by watching the entire Grand Finals match below. Note some of the highlights throughout the five-hour long match, as described above. 2017 appears to be an exciting year for eSports gaming, given the arrival of Digital Chaos in the limelight.