Saturday, every game mattered and they were all interconnected.
A win by Evil Geniuses not only raised them to join ViCi Gaming as the two teams going straight to KeyArena, but it also eliminated last year’s champions Alliance. This means, for the first time at The International, we will not see the returning Champions vying for the Aegis.
We also saw LGD’s charge which started Thursday leave them with a 7-8 record. Their final win eliminated teams and caused a three way tie with LGD, Mousesports, and NewBee. After the TieBreaker, LGD and NewBee both moved on and Mousesports was eliminated.
DK, Titan, and iG could not catch EG. By defeating NewBee, Na’vi secured the one win they needed. Cloud 9 and Liquid both fueled LGD and Mouz’s runs. All of this left the final order of the top 10 as – ViCi Gaming, Evil Geniuses,Team DK, Invictus Gaming, ,Na’Vi, Cloud 9, Team Liquid, Titan, Newbee, and LGD Gaming .
All ten move on, but two of the ten will not be joining us at KeyArena. Sunday starts with a best of three elimination match between LGD and Liquid, and Monday has the same between Titan and Newbee. The other matches those days help decide seeding for the main event which begins Friday morning at 9am at KeyArena.
If you missed any of the action, you can watch all of the matches at dota2.com/watch.