Six of the top European DOTA 2 teams met this weekend in a LAN event that was the culmination of a tournament which played out over several weeks, and given the events of the Frankfurt Major, the winner should surprise nobody. In their first LAN since Frankfurt, Team OG walked over the competition, did not drop a single game in the playoffs, and finished up with a convincing 3-0 whitewash against the CIS-based Team Empire in the Grand Finals to claim first place and the $55,000 top prize. Team OG was dominant throughout the group stage as well, finishing on top of the round robin standings. With this win, Team OG looks to establish their claim to being one of the best Western teams in DOTA 2 at the moment, and should almost assure themselves of a direct invite to the Shanghai Major in 2016.
For their second place finish, the resurgent Team Empire received $30,000. The surprising independent team 4 Clovers and Lepricon finished third, and former TI3 Champions Alliance took fourth place, largely due to a strong group stage, as they failed to win a single match in the playoffs, but received a bye to the semi-finals based on their second place round robin finish. This is the second straight dismal LAN showing for Alliance, who had looked strong in qualifying for the Frankfurt Major, but were similarly dumped from that tournament after winning only a single game. In addition, Alliance’s carry player Jonathon “Loda” Berg was involved in an altercation backstage during Dreamleague, as he got into a confrontation with popular CounterStrike: Global Offensive commentator Richard Lewis over comments made on Twitter.
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