Royal Never Give Up ends the Huya Winter Invitational by beating Team Aster in the grand finals. The two-week Dota 2 action finally comes to an end as RNG puts a full stop to Aster’s unbeaten record. The team takes the largest chunk of the prize pool as well as the title.
Royal Never Give Up became the strongest team in Huya Winter Invitational https://t.co/nz1srbmNzq
The team won 3: 2 in the grand final. pic.twitter.com/wPlAPD1jQY
— egwdota2 (@egwdota2) December 27, 2020
Team Aster’s Tournament run
Team Aster had a perfect grip over the Huya Winter Invitational. The team went completely unbeaten during the group stages of the event. However, the team dropped its first game in the early stages of the playoffs. After losing only one game, Team Aster made it to the grand finals by winning the rest of the games. This Huya Winter Invitational run by Team Aster is the strongest until now, by the squad.
Royal Never Give Up Tournament run
RNG started its playoff in a poor form. The team lost in its first round and dropped down to the lower brackets. Similarly, RNG also lost to Team Aster during the group stages. In the lower brackets, the team performed extremely well and did not lose any other game. Eventually, the team made it to the grand finals and took the pending revenge over Team Aster.
The Grand Finals
Although RNG had played a series against Neon Esports before facing Team Aster, the team didn’t look tired at all. RNG first eliminated Neon Esports from the tournament, and then looked towards Team Aster. RNG held on to an early game lead in game 1. This caused Aster to crumble and RNG forced Aster to call out GG.
The second game became the battlefield as both teams fought brutally. At first, it felt like RNG was going to take game 2 as well, but Aster fought back and took the game. RNG came out even stronger in game 3 where it left no space for Aster to survive. In game-4, RNG tried to end the series and win another, but Aster fought strongly and even the series by winning the second last game.
The final game of the series started with RNG leading the scoreboard. The lineup of Team Aster looked a little weak against RNG. Aster tried its best to bounce back in the game, but RNG kept its lead alive. Eventually, Aster called out GG and gave the victory to RNG to close the Huya Winter Invitational with a 3-2 victory.
🟢 Game Finished!
Team Aster x Royal Never Give Up
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— Matcher (@MatcherEsport) December 27, 2020
RNG started this year with a lack of consistency and performance. The team finished third in multiple tournaments and then went down the line in several series. However, Huya Winter Invitational has given RNG a big breakthrough as the team finished in 1st place. It is also better for Team Aster as finishing second and maintaining an unbeatable streak is a huge thing. Similarly, the Dota 2 season has ended and we are going to the next year with new events. This tournament is definitely going to uplift both team’s morale in the upcoming matches.