MDI is a collegiate Dota 2 esports league run by the collegiate Esports Association at Carnegie Mellon University. The finals for Season Two of MDI brings together 32 teams and their players from across North America, South America, Europe and Asia to compete in what has come to be known as “The Greatest Collegiate Heroes Tournament Ever.”
The MDI Global Finals Season 2 has come to a close, with Team Liquid emerging victorious! In the final match of this epic WarCraft III tournament, Team Liquid defeated World Elite on their home turf in China. The grand finals were an intense three-game series that will be remembered for years to come.
Echo has once again shown why they are the squad to beat. Best of luck to them!
Echo was crowned winner with $150,000 (USD) and the Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) gold medals in what turned out to be a terrifyingly excellent Global Finals! After beating Aster.Y 3-1 in the MDI Global Finals, Echo, the most successful team in MDI history and now four-time winners, has maintained their fantastic run. The silver medals will go to Aster.Y, the first Chinese team to place in the top two in MDI history, while the bronze medals will go to Ambition, the victors of the Season 2 Last Stand Tournament, who qualified for the Global Finals. AutomaticJak didn’t mince words as he pronounced this to be “the most competitive Global Finals that we’ve ever had” as Aster.Y squared off against Ambition in the Lower Finals to proceed to the Grand Finals. Across the board, they are the greatest squads we’ve ever had.” Echo was seeded fifth coming into the weekend, but she promptly defeated both Complexity and Ambition to progress to the Semi-finals. In their opening match of the competition, they faced Aster.Y and won 2-1 to earn a position in the Grand Finals. When they met again, Aster.Y won the first round in the Halls of Atonement, but Echo came back to win the following three rounds in the Theater of Pain, The Necrotic Wake, and finally the Spires of Ascension. During a post-match interview, Echo player “Gingi” commented, “Four times MDI champion, I can’t believe it.” “I believe the level of competitiveness in this season’s event has never been greater.” I am really proud of my squad; they just played their hearts out. I’m a really emotional player, and if you don’t have emotion or care about what you’re doing, you’re not going to be very effective at it. I take losses extremely hard, but it fuels my desire to win even more.” While the Global Finals are over, competitive dungeon-running will return for The Great Push Season 2 on December 10-12! Teams may sign up today on Gamebattles to play in the inaugural Proving Grounds for a chance to win the unique Tormented Banner of the Opportune and a spot in the top six teams. To make sure you don’t miss a single moment as WOW Esports wraps up another great year, follow WoW Esports on Twitter and subscribe to Warcraft on YouTube and Twitch.