Dota 2 TI5: Group stage Day 1 in a nutshell
The Dota 2 The International group stage is finally on the run. The 4-day group stage is an essential part of the tournament that determines their final places in the Main Event Bracket. Here is a quick roundup of the first day on The International group stage:
LGD leads the Group A with 6 points, winning their two amazing matches against Cloud 9 and coL.DotA2 in a best of two series. It is no surprise for LGD as they are one of the most consistent team in Group A. Also, the fan favorite Team Secret came up with a draw on its match against the Malaysian team Fnatic, which surprised fans.
On the other side, the two strongest teams in Group B, Evil Geniuses (EG) and Vici Gaming (VG) is the biggest loser of the day as they draw their "within reach" matches on underdog teams.
Here is an epic fight of Newbee vs. EG:
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CDEC coming from wild card also stuns the Group B as they upset MVP.Hot6ix in a 2-0 run which earned them 3 precious points.
The tournament has been spectacular and very fun to watch. We hope this kind of game will continue throughout the week. Watch livestreams at dota2.com, the official Dota 2 The International page.
Have you been following the tournament? How do you feel about the upcoming day 2 of the group stage? Leave your comments down below!