Team Fnatic gave Southeast Asian Dota 2 fans reason to cheer, by winning fourth place and upsetting crowd favourite MVP as well as beating long-time rival Team Liquid.
Winning a cool US$1.4 million (RM5.6), Team Fnatic saw team leader Chai Yee Fung (Mushi) and his Malaysian teammates Yeik Zheng Nai (MidOne), Khoo Chong Xin (Ohaiyo) and Adam Erwann Shah (343) as well as Filipino Djardel Jicko Mampusti (DJ) beat out some of the best players in the world at The International 2016.
The International is the biggest annual Dota 2 tournament, which sets itself apart as being officially run by Valve, its developer with a huge prize pool, this year being US$20.7 million - the biggest yet.
E-sports has grown all over the world, with major tournaments being broadcast by sporting channel ESPN and even being shown at theatres as well as on local cable TV provider Astro.
It's a job well-done for Team Fnatic and with more tournaments coming up, let's hope they continue to showcase the skills Southeast Asian Dota 2 players have to offer.