Fresh off their second place finish at MSI Beat It in Taiwan, Australian team Can’t Say Wips flew to Singapore on Christmas day to compete in the OK- Dota Cup and they finished first to claim $24,000 in cash prize.
On Boxing Day, the 10 participating teams of OK- Dota Cup held at the Good Game Convention competed in the groupstage of the tournament and by dawn, Malaysian team G-Guard (2-1) and CSW (2-1) emerged at the top of their respective group.
CSW met Vietnamese team Nvidia.Aces in the winner bracket semis but the Australian team faced no trouble disposing them. Similar to CSW, G-Guard faced no problems winning RRQ on the other side of the bracket.
Both the eventual grand finalist faced one another in the winner bracket final but CSW’s superior strategy gave them the edge over the Malaysian team who recently lost one of their players to heart failure. When they faced again in the grand final, CSW swept G-Guard two games in a row by farming up their Chen and dominating the Ancient Golems.
A notable mention in the tournament is Team KS’ run in the playoffs to end up finishing third in the event. Made up of former and team-less Dota 2 stars from Singapore and Malaysia, team KS started the playoffs in the loser bracket but plowed through First Departure, Rex Regum Qeon, and Mineski to reach the loser bracket final.
It is unknown if team KS will continue playing together after the tournament.
1st : CsW – $24,000
2nd : G-Guard – $12,000
3rd : Team KS – $4,000