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Team Cosy have just won the Dota 2 Destiny Cup Season 2 after beating Dota Hero 3 – 1 in the Bo5 Grand Finale. 14 teams from all around Asia have been fighting it out for the last week to make it to the playoff rounds of this year’s Destiny Cup. Team Cozy will take home top-prize of ¥50,000 while Dota Hero finished runners up, and will receive ¥30,000.

This year’s Dota 2 Destiny Cup Season 2 has produced some surprising moments, and tightly-contested battles and not many fans out there would admit to predicting how the Dota event turned out.

The Group Stages were a tight-fought affair. In Group A Dota Hero finished in the no.1 spot but only with a 2-4-0 record, but having collected 8 points. In second place was Team Cosy who had managed to pick up a slightly better 2-3-1 record, but only a total of 7 points making them group runners-up.

In Group B, Neon Esports tied with Team Edition for the top spot – both teams having the same record of 3-2-1 and 8 points. This meant that Photon Gaming, Execration, Team Patience and Cignal Ultra made it through to the playoff stages, while six teams were eliminated from the competition. See the standings following the group stages below:

Eventual finalists Team Cosy and Dota Hero made it straight through to the upper bracket round 1 where they faced off against Neon Esports and Team Edition. TC beat Neon 2 – 1 to progress to round 2 while DH comfortably took out TE 2 – 0.

This put both Group A teams into the semi-finals, during which Dota Hero defeated Team Cosy with a 2 – 1 scoreline. This sent Team Cosy into the lower bracket finals to face an in-form Team Edition, in what was their fourth playoff round match (initially losing to DH, beating Team Patience in lb round 2 and Photon Gaming in lb round 3). The lb final finished 2 – 0 to Team Cosy, sending them into the Grand Finale (through the back door) to re-face Dota Hero, and the chance for revenge.

The Grand Finale was an intense battle in which Dota Hero tried to re-establish their previous dominance over Team Cosy. However the Chinese champions never stopped and never gave up, constantly pushing Dota Hero back and rebuffing their attacks. Team Cosy were able to strike twice, leading the game 2 – 0. Dota Hero managed to pull it back to 2 – 1. But ultimately Team Cosy proved too strong for Dota Hero, getting their hands on the title of Destiny Cup Season 2 champions, and the top prize of ¥50,000.

Here you can check out some live streams of the Grand Finale, or for highlights of the earlier stages check out Esport Livestream on YouTube.

Big congrats to Team Cosy on pulling of this surprising victory and taking home the gold. Can they come back and retain their new title in 2020? Only time will tell.

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