LVG defeat Mazaalai to win Huya DarkHorse League S6

by Juandi

Lynn Vision Gaming (LVG) have been crowned Huya DarkHorse League Season 6 champions after defeating Mazaalai 2-1 (Inferno 16-9, Train 10-16, and Nuke 16-8) in the grand final of the ¥30,000 tournament.

This marks the fourth title that LVG has from the Huya DarkHorse League after constantly beating all of their opponents. So far, they have won the first, third, and fifth season. Combining that, they took home seven trophies this year alone.

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Huya DarkHorse League Season 6 pitted six invited teams across China and Mongolia, held over twelve days for a total prize of ¥30,000 (~US$4,582).

In the regular season held between December 1-8, all six teams fought each other to contest for the top four standings in order to proceed to the playoff stage. In the end, LVG from China came out on top of the regular season, followed by w2c, Mazaalai, and TSG.

The regular season standings of Huya DarkHorse League S6 are as follows:

PlaceTeamW-LRound dif+/-Points
1st🇨🇳 LVG9-1154-74+8027
2nd🇲🇳 w2c6-4141-117+2418
3rd🇲🇳 Mazaalai5-5109-136-2715
4th🇨🇳 TSG4-6128-121+712
5th🇨🇳 Newhappy4-6121-132-1112
6th🇲🇳 D132-882-155-736

SiKe “mitsuha” Zhang‘s troops were able to come out on top after beating TSG (16-5 on Dust2, 16-13 on Train) and w2c (16-4 on Dust2, 16-5 on Inferno). Mazaalai joined them from the lower bracket after successfully beating TSG (2-0), and got their revenge on w2c (2-1).

The Grand Final – LVG vs Mazaalai

The grand final series began with Inferno as LVG”s map pick. The first half ended with LVG’s dominance with them closing out the first half 11-4. The Mongolian woke up towards the end of the game, but Heng “EXPRO” Yang and friends not allowing Mazaalai to play their game, and closing out the second half 16-9.

Next up was Train. Having barely been able to close out the half out, 7-8, the Chinese players weren’t able to extend their lead further at the very beginning as Mazaalai minimising their deficit little by little. Unfortunately, LVG fell apart as Telmen “Magnumz” Khurelkhuu successfully lead his team to the victory with 26 kills on his name.

Nuke as the decider map was a similar story to Train with the first half going in the favour of LVG after Mazaalai couldn’t dominate in the Counter-Terrorists side. LVG extended their lead and putting the game to bed 16-8. Zhe “XG” Niu became a key factor in winning in this series after successfully carving a high rating, with a number of 1.29 across three maps.

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Huya DarkHorse League S6 final standings:

1st🇨🇳 LVG¥20,000 (~US$3,054)
2nd🇲🇳 Mazaalai¥10,000 (~US$1527)
3rd🇲🇳 w2c
4th🇨🇳 TSG
5th🇨🇳 Newhappy
6th🇲🇳 D13
Converted USD prizes are based on the currency exchange rate (taken from Google/Morningstar) on December 12, 2020: ¥1 = 0,15 USD.

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