Team Secret are the champions of The Chongqing Major 2019!Lord Matus
The final match between Team Secret and Virtus.pro was over at 15:35 (UTC +3) today, in which Clement "Puppey" Ivanov’s team was stronger.
Virtus.pro has advanced to the final through the upper bracket. By the way, they defeated Team Secret, which, in turn, managed to achieve victory in the match for advancement to the grand final, in the final of the winner’s bracket. The final match was hosted in a bo5 format. Team Secret won the rematch.
An interesting fact: YapzOr predicted such coincidence, about which he had told in his recent interview. Yazied ‘YapzOr’ Jaradat has said the following:
«We faced them at the same stage at the previous Major — we won and then lost in the grand final. We will do in a different way this time: we will lose to Virtus.pro in the final of the upper bracket to defeat them in the final match».
Team Secret managed to guarantee themselves a spot at The International 2019 due to the victory at the Major tournament. Like Virtus.pro, the Europeans have earned 9,950 Dota Pro Circuit points. Their nearest opponent is Evil Geniuses, which has 4,200 DPC points on its score.
The Chongqing Major 2019 was hosted on January 19-27. Its prize pool amounted $1,000,000 and 15,000 Dota Pro Circuit points. Team Secret, having become a winner of the competition, earned the main prize in the sum of $350,000 and 4,950 DPC points. Virtus.pro, in turn, earned a consolation money prize in the sum of $170,000 and 3,000 Dota Pro Circuit points.
The standings of The Chongqing Major 2019 looks in the following way:
1st place — Team Secret — $350,000/4,950 DPC
2nd place — Virtus.pro — $170,000/3,000 DPC
3rd place — Evil Geniuses — $100,000/2,100 DPC
4th place — PSG.LGD — $80,000/1,350
5th-6th place — EHOME — $60,000/900 DPC
5th-6th place — Fnatic — $60,000/900 DPC
7th-8th place — Vici Gaming — $40,000/450
7th-8th place — Team Liquid — $40,000/450
9th-12th place — Chaos Esports Club — $15,000/150
9th-12th place — Thunder Predator — $15,000/150
9th-12th place — J.Storm — $15,000/150
9th-12th place — TNC.Predator — $15,000/150
13th-16th place — Alliance — $10,000/75
13th-16th place — The Pango — $10,000/75
13th-16th place — Forward Gaming — $10,000/75
13th-16th place — Team Aster — $10,000/75