Royal Never Give Up outplayed Team Aster with a score of 3:2 by maps and won the Huya Dota2 Winter Invitational championship.
Royal Never Give Up's Path to the Championship:
RNG finished the group stage with 4 wins and only one loss. In the playoffs, they lost to Neon Esports, but then confidently went along the lower bracket, defeating iG.Vitality, CDEC Gaming, Phoenix Gaming, took revenge from Neon Esports and won Team Aster in the grand final.
Prize fund distribution:
1st place: Royal Never Give Up - $ 30,626
2nd place: Team Aster - $ 18,376
3rd place: Neon Esports - $ 13,782
4th place: Phoenix Gaming - $ 9,188
5th-6th place: CDEC Gaming and Invictus Gaming - $ 5,360 each
7th-8th place: iG.Vitality and IO - $ 2,297 each
9-10th place: Team MagMa and Army Geniuses - $ 1,148 each
11th-12th place: Execration and Sparking Arrow Gaming - $ 1,148 each
Royal Never Give Up roster: