Dota 2 TI5: Main Event Day 3 in a nutshell

A short recap of Dota 2's The International Main Event Day 3.

It's survival of the fittest on Day 3 of The International Dota 2 2015, as teams continue to rampage their way to the Finals. Day 3 is full of tears, battle cries, defeaning crowds and comeback plays.

Here is the recap of The International Dota 2 Main Event Day 3:

Upper Bracket:


It's comes as no surprise that CDEC won the match with LGD 2-0. The Chinese "rising star" CDEC team already proved itself in past wildcards to group stage of The International. Despite of LGD's gold and XP advantage, they were unable to capitalize on Game 1, which allowed CDEC to adapt and win Game 1.

Game 2 was a total destruction: LGD was demolished by CDEC (5-28) and will have to fight through Lower Bracket.


Probably the best series of games for EG, as they won the match against EHOME after a Game 1 loss. The North American team, dubbed Evil Geniuses, looks solid as ever. A solid draft, well-coordinated playstyle and good communication was their key to winning the best-of-three match, sending EHOME to Lower Bracket.

Lower Bracket:

Virtus.Pro vs coL

The first match of day three started with a very intense game for Virtus.Pro, who eliminated CompLexity 2-1. Game 1 was close, and excited fans cheered for American team CompLexity, who took the win. After a 1 game deficit, Virtus.Pro managed to come back and win the match 2-1. This was one of the biggest comebacks in The International 2015 so far.

Team Secret vs Invitus Gaming (iG)

This match was dubbed a battle of champions, as both teams have title-holding members. In yet another comeback, Secret managed to win the match against iG 2-1, despite having a Game 1 loss. Secret finally got its momentum going for a full aggressive draft, winning the Game 2. Secret outsmarted iG in the drafting phase, tricking iG into thinking they were going use the same line-up for the last game. That got them the win for Game 3.

So how did you feel about TI5 Main Event Day 3? Who do you want to see progress? Let us know your thoughts in comment section down below!

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Published Aug. 6th 2015
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    Team Secret have a really scary road ahead of them. MVP, VG, EHOME, LGD, VP. All really scary teams to go against in a losers bracket.
  • C Miguel
    Featured Contributor
    Yeah, almost GG for all Secret fanboys. :) I wish we see East vs West in Finals.
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    Yeah, game 2 was really scary, I had given up on them but they pulled through.

    I'm afraid we'll be looking at a Newbie repeat with CDEC taking over. They are so scary right now.
  • C Miguel
    Featured Contributor
    No please! TI4 is worst TI so far.

    My last hope to see East vs West will be on EG. I wish they maintain their current form.

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