Midas Mode 2.0 day 9 bounties are about bad item decisions and sending mixed messages

It's the final countdown.

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The ninth and final day of the Dota 2 tournament Midas Mode 2.0 is here. At the end of the day, the last Midas Mode 2.0 champion will be crowned.

The playoff stage marks a return to Hard Mode, where teams won’t gain Moonbucks from the result of a game. Therefore, the only way for them to earn back those hard-earned Moonbucks they spend each game is to complete the following list of bounties.

Each bounty can only be completed once per game. Teams that complete the bounty will instantly have the reward credited to their bank, win or lose.

Bounty nameMoonbucksDescription
A game of chicken700Move your courier into the Rosh Pit and announce “Cluck Cluck.” The enemy team has 45 seconds to kill the courier in the pit. Complete before the three-minute mark. The courier can’t leave the pit or die.
I am not a toxic player700Purchase Hand of Midas + Boots of Travel + Dagon on a single hero.
Be polite500For an entire game, compliment your opponent in all chat whenever they kill you.
Kill the messenger500Kill the enemy courier three times.
Fashion show500Across your team, have all five boots of speed upgrades (Travel, Phase, Tread, Arcane, Tranquil) before 15 minutes. Each hero can only have one type of boot.
No filter500Your team MUST all chat “WE’RE SMOKING” every time you use a smoke. You may also type it in all chat at times when your team is not smoking. You must type it within 10 seconds of the smoke usage.
Its a trap!400Leave an Aegis on the ground for at least one minute.
Money well spent400Your team must buy at least two Holy Lockets by 30 minutes.

The list of bounties shrunk back down to eight and the bounty value has been decreased compared to yesterday. Vici Gaming vs. Fnatic took a surprisingly Twitch-friendly turn when both teams asked the community to pick heroes for them. Due to the economic downturn associated with this act of charity, Mr. Midas himself stepped in to get rid of the practice.

Xu “BurNing” Zhilei’s Legion were toppled on the second day of the competition. The popular squad even had to forfeit their last series due to a typhoon that posed a risk to the team.

Vici Gaming will take on EHOME in a best-of-three to decide who will face Fnatic in the finals. The winner takes home $22,000 in prize money, while the runner-up will earn $14,000.