The team claimed their Aegis of Championship, popped open a bottle of champagne, and quickly departed to celebrate the historic win.
In today's lower bracket final, LGD.FY managed to win game one of the three game set, but appeared rattled after Liquid's early underperformance was replaced by a near-turnaround for the team.
Newbee move on the Grand Finals. In fact, Liquid is the first squad to ever enter the Losers' Bracket after the first round of Winners' Bracket play and go the distance to win The International.
Team Liquid came 8th previous year, taking home the comparatively low $311,557 cash prize. LFY specifically went undefeated until the last day, though at that point they had already secured the top Upper Bracket slot for the main event.
Above: The final moments of the Grand Finals.
In game three, Newbee went with a very push-heavy lineup that nearly overtook Liquid, but a few key teamfights tipped the scales toward Team Liquid until a GG called. West sentiment, as Chinese fans were out in full force while the North American audience, still loyal to Team Liquid from their NA days, fired back with furious roars at every opportunity.
Team Liquid has sponsored champions in games such as Starcraft, League of Legends and more, but none of the organization's Dota 2 iterations have come this far in official Valve events. Meanwhile, Liquid fans are likely ecstatic for team captain Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi, who has failed to place in the top six of the worldwide since 2013, as a member of esports organization Alliance despite appearing at six of the seven Internationals.
It's also another feather in the cap for Dota 2 as an eSport, as the finals of The International 7 garnered over 4.7 million worldwide viewers.
Now, however, one of eSports' most iconic franchises has claimed Dota 2's biggest prize, as Team Liquid emerged as the winning side of The International 7, taking home over $10 million Dollars in prize money for its victory. The team, buoyed by captain KuroKy's incredible drafting skills and an in-form MinD_ContRoL, showcased just what the new patch for Dota 2 is capable of producing, exhibiting a number of early game compositions as well as a few come-from-behind victories.style="text-align: center;"