Easily the best of the Valve Majors, the Manila Major is sadly over but the finale was fitting for such a great event. Liquid took an early lead in the Grand Finals, but it was OG who came out the victors to be crowned the Manila Major champions.
Whichever way it went, it was set to be a historic Grand Finals. OG was presented with an opportunity to be the first team to win two Valve Major’s while Liquid had another shot at a Major title after coming runners-up at the Shanghai Major. Liquid had disposed of Newbee in the Lower-bracket final, the same team they beat to become champions of the $500,000 Epicenter.
Liquid reaching the Grand Finals was no fluke. They may have lost to MVP Phoenix in the first round of the playoffs, but they then proceed to eliminate a total of five teams from the Manila Major; compLexity Gaming, Natus Vincere, Fnatic, LGD-Gaming, and Newbee. Four of which were direct invites.