Mountain Dew's annual amateur Dota 2 tournament, Dew Challenge has come to a conclusion where the final stages of the tournament took place yesterday at Comic Fiesta 2017. The grand finals saw the champions, TenTwenty from Singapore taking home a lofty chunk of the SGD50,000 (approximately RM150,000) prize pool back home.
This year's Dew Challenge welcomed Singapore teams to participate and prove their worthiness. Singapore's TenTwenty definitely showed that they are a force to be reckoned with as they outplayed their opponents, Virtual Genesis from Malaysia, taking home the crown and the lucrative prize money of RM60,000 after ending the series 3-1 in their favor. Game 4 was especially brutal to watch as Virtual Genesis only managed to land 2 kills and it was that way for the entire game.
The first runner-up, Virtual Genesis did not leave the stage empty handed as they walked away with RM30,000 for all their hardwork and determination. Second runner-up, Kids + Adults from Singapore secured themselves RM15,000, whereas third runner-up, Malaysia's CR1 Stratos have extra RM13,000 to spend.
The Dew Challenge is a place where talents can be discovered. Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng was the winner of the inaugural Dew Challenge and he was scouted by Fnatic shortly after his victory. He is now a member of Team Secret, currently the strongest-looking team in Dota 2 and MidOne is considered to be one of the best players in the game. Let's see are there any players that will be scouted and have a chance to make it big at the international stage like MidOne.
Congratulations to the champions, TenTwenty and all the runner-ups!