Virtus.Pro wins the Bucharest Major securing an invite to The International 2018
Virtus.Pro defeated VGJ Thunder in a best of five series to win the year's first major and VP's 2nd consecutive premier Dota LAN event. Virtus.Pro will take home $500,000 in prize money and 750 Dota Pro Circuit Points each. More valuable than the 500 K in prize money, the 750 DPC points for each player means Virtus.Pro has gained 3,750 points from this tournament.
This puts Virtus.Pro with 7197 Points which gave them a guaranteed invitation to The International 2018.
Securing a spot in The International is always a huge matter of prestige as Virtus.Pro became the first team to book their spot in the Key Arena in August. Ramzess on Juggernaut, Morphling and Broodmother was the MVP of the series for Virtus.Pro as he racked up 33 kills in 3 games carrying Virtus Pro to success. The young upstart was the biggest impact on the tournament as his incredible form has turned VP into a powerhouse in the Dota world.
VP closed game one within 27 minutes, dominating throughout posting a score of 30-9. Game 2 was just as one-sided as VGJ called GG after 29 minutes with a score of 26-12. The final game was a bit more competitive as, in a run time of 31 minutes, Virtus.Pro won the tournament with a score of 36-18.
VGJ.Thunder had a dominating run this tournament and lost only one game throughout the tournament before dropping 3 straight games to Virtus.Pro in the Finals. Virtus.Pro, on the other hand, lost a total of 6 games out of 26 total in their last two LAN outings at Katowice and Bucharest.
With this victory, Virtus.Pro land their second premier trophy of 2018 adding to their victory at ESL One Katowice earlier this year. With a spot on the International confirmed and the team looking as strong as ever, Virtus.Pro wants to make 2018 their year and they very well might be on their way to do so.