G2.Invictus Gaming defeated Azure Ray in the grand finals of the closed qualification for ESL One: Birmingham 2024 in China and qualified for the main stage of the tournament. In addition, G2 Invictus Gaming and Azure Ray set a record for the longest match on the professional Dota 2 stage. According to analyst Ben Noxville Stinuizen, the teams spent more than five and a half hours in the game.
The match took place as part of the qualifiers for ESL One Birmingham 2024 for China. The encounter was played in a best-of-5 format, and all five cards were required to reveal the winner. The shortest game was completed in 44 minutes.
Current lineup of G2.Invictus Gaming
- Du Monet Peng
- Cheng NothingToSay Jin Xiang
- Tia Zhong JT- Wen
- Ye BoBoKa Zhibiao
- Jian Wei xNova Yap
ESL One Birmingham 2024 will take place from April 22 to 28 in Birmingham, UK. There will be 12 teams competing at the championship. The prize pool of the event will amount to one million US dollars.
Earlier, Talon Esports defeated Geek Fam 3-0 in the grand finals of the closed qualification for ESL One Birmingham 2024 for Southeast Asia. Talon Esports has now guaranteed its participation in the main part of the tournament.