20-year-old Malaysian Pro Dota 2 player Cheng Jin Xiang known better as NothingToSay, lead China based PSG.LGD into second place after one of the most tense final matches in the history of TI10 tournament.
This year’s TI10 was held in Bucharest, Romania and is the 10th annual Dota 2 tournament. It was postponed for 2 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year’s TI10 also has the biggest prize pool offer in the tournament’s history at USD40 million (RM166 million) in total!
The winners, Team Spirit won 45.5% of the prize pool which is USD18,208,300 or approximately RM75.6 million.
Meanwhile, second place PSG.LGD wins 13% of the prize pool which is USD5,202,400 or approximately RM21.6 million.
NothingToSay plays as midlaner (one of the most difficult positions for Dota 2) for PSG.LGD, considered by many as one of the best Dota 2 players in the world and his team.
Previous exploits of the team made them one of the highest ranked in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit and it was no surprise that PSG.LGD are the team to bet on. Unfortunately they had met their match in Team Spirit.
The nail biting match came to an end at Game 5 after PSG.LG’s strong comeback in Games 3 and 4, where the match was at a 2-2 tie.
To this day, Chuan is the only Malaysian who has won The International when he played with Invictus Gaming back in 2012. It had a prize pool of a only US$1.6 million (RM6.6 million).