Vertex have capped off an excellent week on the server with a 3-0 (16-8, 16-2, 16-11) win over DGG Esports to assert the LPL Professional 2022 Season 1 championship.
Of their sixth season of LPL, the Wolfpack have emerged victorious after falling brief in 2021 on the final hurdle in opposition to LookingForOrg.
The grand remaining noticed the return of DGG common Reily “versa” Dundas after an abroad journey, with short-term stand-in Blade “nexar” Garrick serving the group splendidly over the previous fortnight.
However versa’s return wouldn’t be sufficient to cease a rampaging Vertex line-up from clear sweeping the grand finals, led by Tom “apocdud” Henry (60-45, 1.42 ranking).
“I’m doing bloody excellent [Mac], that was a thrilling series and I’m so glad we’re LPL champions,” stated an excited James “Roflko” Lytras following the group’s win.
Each Vertex and DGG have been favoured to go the gap and meet within the season finale from the get go.
DGG breezed via stage one in every of LPL Professional, defeating Kanga & 1620 Kings earlier than falling in stage two to Vertex 2-0 (16-10, 16-14) of their first head-to-head matchup.
They wouldn’t meet once more till the grand remaining; Vertex downed Antic 2-1 (7-16, 16-10, 16-11) within the playoff semi-finals, whereas DGG defeated Pineapple on Pizza (previously ex-8Ballers) 2-0 (16-10, 16-4).
The grand remaining started on Vertigo, the place DGG’s 7-0 streak on CT had them trying the products. However 4 straight to shut out the half from Vertex, adopted by a dominant 8-1 CT maintain of their very own, flipped the map on it’s head.
Vertex’s demolition held via DGG’s decide of Mirage, the place a 13-2 CT half was shortly transformed right into a 2-0 sequence lead at 16-2.
At 7-1 up on Inferno, Vertex appeared like they have been simply going to run away with the championship, however DGG held out to win 10 of the following 13 rounds.
Vertex tailored, nonetheless, and broke DGG’s T economic system, touchdown the ultimate six rounds to shut out the whitewash 16-11.
Within the third place playoff, Antic Esports overcame ex-8Ballers 2-0 (16-11, 22-19) to cap off a strong first season beneath the Antic title.