Digital Chaos win ESL One Genting 2017

by Dennis Gonzales Jan 8
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Digital Chaos have won ESL One Genting 2017 after a 3-2 victory over Newbee in the Grand Finals on Sunday, and they take home a $125,000 pot in the team's first premier LAN win.

DC were dominant from the start of the event as they topped their group by defeating Execration in a best-of-one and defeated The International 2016 winners Wings Gaming 2-1. DC went on to the semifinals and swept 2-0 to meet Newbee in the Grand Finals.

Newbee kicked off the series with a dominant performance in Game 1, ending the game with 33 kills across the team, compared to DC's nine kills, but DC took a narrow win in Game 2 to tie the series. Newbee took Game 3 thanks to Sccc's unkillable Shadow Fiend, however DC paid back the favor as Resolut1on's unkillable Slark took over Game 4 to tie the series once again.

The series came down to the final game in the best-of-five set, however Newbee seemed to run out of steam as DC steadily accrued more and more net worth as the game went on. Newbee were unable to touch Resolut1on's Lifestealer, who had a 12-0-8 KDA by the time DC ended the game at 31 minutes.

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, D&D and first-picking Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oraclea P90 my Souvenir Negev Discipline Priest Pharah. You can follow him on Twitter.