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[TI8] Main Stage Day 4 – Evil Geniuses Secure Top 4

Day 4 is a much more relaxed day, with only 3 series (yesterday’s 4 series went all the way until midnight). Here’s a TLDR: Virtus Pro eliminate Optic Gaming in a 2-1. Team Secret figure out VGJ.Storm and wipe them 2-0. Will face Team Liquid tomorrow. Evil Geniuses prove to be better than the slumping Virtus Pro, ending them in 2-0. EG secures top 4 placement. Chinese Legends vs OpenAI 1-0 (Watch here). Humans are now career 2-0 over Skynet. The All-Star match! It’s fun to watch with context. This year’s All-Star game is Mutation Mode! (Watch) Tomorrow we...

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[TI8] Main Stage Day 3 – OG and LGD Secure Top 3

We finally get a 3 game series in Day 3! TLDR MUST WATCH – Anime fight between OG and EG. Scroll down below for rundown, VGJ.Storm eliminate Winstrike Team in a convincing 2-0. Team Secret force a Game 3 against Vici Gaming, and eliminate them (must watch!) PSG.LGD is the last Chinese team in the tournament, defeating defending champions Team Liquid 2-0, and secures Top 3. Pain Gaming saves us from Skynet by beating OpenAI. Watch! Sheever’s Story Definitely something to watch. Kaci goes to the Netherlands to talk to Sheever about her diagnosis, and battle with cancer. Day...

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[TI8] Main Stage Day 2 Rundown – SEA Eliminated, Gabe Mega Kills Pack, Rubick Arcana

Day 2 had a lot of things going on, with 2 elimination series, and a lot of other goodies for Battle Pass owners. A quick TL;DR before we get into the games: OG places their highest TI ranking since the inception of the org, securing 6th place and sending VGJ.Storm to the Lower Bracket. EG makes it to top 6, beating Team Secret and securing the anime battle of EG vs OG for Day 4. Team Serenity are eliminated by Optic Gaming. PSG.LGD and VG are the only Chinese teams left in the tournament Mineski are eliminated by Virtus Pro....

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[TI8] OG has already gone further in TI8 than previous years

With the earlier departure of Fly and S4 from OG, OG looked to be in shambles. The roster already could not qualify via DPC points, as they’ve replaced Resolut1on earlier in the year, with Ceb subbing in. They needed two players on short notice to fill the roster, and most decent and available players have already made it to other teams, due to the roster lock. Ana and Topson were added for the EU Qualifiers, in order to make a run for TI8. With only 1 EU Qualifier slot this year, OG made their way handily through the Open...

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[TI8] Main Stage Day 1 Summary

Day 1 of The International is always the hardest – we see 4 Lower Bracket teams eliminated in unceremonious BO1s. And in this TI, it feels like it was worse as everyone seemed to be competitive in their own right. Yesterday, I put some predictions down. The seeding made sense to me, and the teams that chose their matchups ideally would’ve been prepared. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. If you’re just looking for quick highlights and games to watch, I highly recommend the following: [Comeback] Virtus Pro vs PSG.LGD | Dotabuff | Summary VOD [Comeback] [SEA Matchup] TNC Predator...

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