The first DPC Minor of the 2019-2020 season is done and dusted. Invictus Gaming reigned supreme at the Summit 11 as they destroyed Chaos Esports Club 3-0 in the grand finals. Invictus Gaming just dropped two games from the thirteen that they played at the event, which gives us an idea of how good this team is, at least as compared to the other teams from the Minor. As we head into the Major, let us take a look at how things unfolded from the perspective of teams and the hero picks and bans in Los Angeles.
Summit 11 team statistics
Summit 11 hero statistics
Total games played: 37
Total heroes picked: 81
Number of heroes unpicked or unbanned: 31
Most picked hero: Ogre Magi (19 games, 11 wins, 57.89% win rate)
Most contested hero: Faceless Void (37 games, either picked or banned in 100% of the games)
Most banned hero: Chen (32 games)
Hero with the highest win rate (10 games or more): Keeper of the Light (12 games, 9 wins, 75% win rate)
Hero with lowest win rate (10 games or more): Outworld Devourer (10 games, 4 wins, 40% win rate)
Ogre Magi has seen a sudden rise in popularity and it seems the winning team, Invictus Gaming, like him a lot. Ogre was also NiP’s top pick, but they didn’t profit too much off it. However, the reason Ogre was the top pick was that of the 37 games played at the Summit 11, Chen (32 games), Abaddon (31), Kunkka (29), Faceless Void (23) and Shadow Demon (20) were banned in majority of the games! We can certainly see which heroes teams do not want to face. The extremely surprising revelation is that Alchemist, who dominated TI9 and was a major factor at ESL One Hamburg 2019, was picked just once and banned three times. But there’s a good chance that the hero will be back in favour come the Chengdu Major.
Invictus Gaming will be heading to the Chengdu Major, their home city, with a lot of confidence. We have seen last year through Vici Gaming that a Minor winner can most certainly go on and win the following Major, and IG will be attempting to do that. The Chengdu Major, which starts on the 16th of November, will be the first time the new Evil Geniuses roster will be out playing on LAN. A lot of big teams are missing and even though there will be some talented squads at the Chengdu Major, Evil Geniuses will be the team to beat.
Although the Chengdu Major will be an exciting tournament, the community will be waiting for it to end and the 7.23 patch to arrive. Valve have mentioned it will be released in the days following the Chengdu Major. So it’s time to strap up, enjoy some high octane Dota 2 and wait for the release of the new patch!