Team Aster dropped its first map of the tournament but came back to beat Alliance in the Grand Final of the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Sunday.
Team Aster went undefeated in group play and through the first two rounds of the playoffs. It then jumped out to a 2-0 lead over Alliance before losing the third map. Team Aster rebounded to take a 3-1 win.
With the victory, Team Aster earned the $72,000 first-place prize and a berth in ESL One Los Angeles held March 15-22.
Alliance advanced to the Grand Final earlier in the day with a 2-0 sweep of Gambit Esports in the lower bracket finals. Gambit had advanced out of group play straight to the upper-bracket finals but lost to Team Aster on Saturday to fall into the lower bracket.
The $300,000 Dota2 tournament started with eight teams.
1. $72,000 (140 DPC points) - Team Aster
2. $60,000 (120) — Alliance
3. $54,000 (110) — Gambit Esports
4. $42,000 (90) — BOOM Esports
5-6. $24,000 (60) — forZe esports, CR4ZY
7-8. $12,000 (40) — business associates, NoPing
—Field Level Media