OG start strong as EG go winless

Jean J. Sanders

The ESL Just one Dota 2 Stockholm Significant is last but not least here.

The very first day of the Team Stage is presently proving to be unpredictable, as OG and Thunder Awaken direct their groups though extended-time powerhouse teams Evil Geniuses (EG) and Group Liquid start out the tournament off winless.

The Group Phase of the Stockholm Major capabilities the 14 most effective groups from 5 areas split into two teams of seven every single.

The top four finishers in just about every team progress to the higher bracket in the major party. While the fifth and sixth place groups will start the playoffs in the reduce bracket.

The previous-spot staff in each individual team is removed immediately after the Team Stage and will not likely show up at the playoffs.

OG started the ESL One Dota 2 Stockholm Major strong, finishing atop Group A with a 3-1 record after a 2-0 sweep over Beastcoast and a 1-1 draw with BOOM Esports. (Photo: ESL)

OG started the ESL One Dota 2 Stockholm Big potent, finishing atop Group A with a 3-1 file just after a 2- sweep above Beastcoast and a 1-1 attract with Growth Esports. (Image: ESL)

OG Esports experienced the most effective overall performance on day one, as they swept Beastcoast 2- and drew towards Increase Esports, the strongest group in Southeast Asia.

This is the 1st LAN event for the new OG squad and working day 1 of the event reveals that they are ready to go all the way.

A four-way tie emerged for 2nd area in Team A, as BetBoom Group, Boom Esports, Tundra Esports, and T1 all ended the match with two wins.

Whilst all four groups secured two wins, T1 and Tundra Esports managed to do so by successful their sequence, and BetBoom and Increase drew in equally their video games, positioning them in a worse place than the other two teams.

Beastcoast got off to a rough start off in the day, as they missing their opening sequence in opposition to OG.

The South American staff rallied in their second match of the day when they drew towards BetBoom, arguably the strongest group in Jap Europe ideal now.

Only 1 team in Team A lost all their games on working day just one and it was none other than Evil Geniuses.

The North American squad misplaced all their game titles versus T1 and Tundra Esports, inserting them in a precarious posture. It would be a main upset if EG have been unable to make it to the playoffs.

Above in Team B, Thunder Awaken ended the day with the most effective score amongst all teams.

The Peruvian group acquired a cost-free 2- victory above Intellect Video games who had been not able to go to their match. Thunder Awaken then went on to defeat Team Liquid in the finest video game of the working day, creating on their own as a critical menace.

Gaimin Gladiators are at this time second over-all in Group B, as they took down Staff Spirit in a convincing 2- series. A draw versus TSM observed the Western European squad conclusion the working day with a rating of 3-1.

Southeast Asia continues to verify they are a solid area, as Fnatic tied with Team Spirit for 3rd area in Group B. Both equally teams secured a person win and one loss.

So considerably all 3 Southeast Asian teams are in the best 4 in their respective groups. That said, it can be still extremely early in the match though and issues can adjust rapid.

Whilst Southeast Asia thrives at the Important, North The usa stumbles.

TSM fared improved than EG did on their opening working day, but only a little bit. TSM managed to acquire a match off Gaimin Gladiators, but proved not able to take down Fnatic.

It is a unsafe position for the area as their two associates only managed to get one recreation in 8 games played.

Intellect Video games and Group Liquid are tied for previous put in Group B. Mind Video games have been not able to secure visas for 3 of their players, ensuing in a pressured forfeit for the group on working day just one of the Group Phase.

If Mind Online games are unable to show up at their second day of the match, it will pretty much ensure they reduce their likelihood to make it to the playoffs.

Here is how each and every match of working day one particular of the Group Stage went down:

Group A:

  • Evil Geniuses -2 Tundra Esports

  • OG 2- Beastcoast

  • Growth Esports 1-1 BetBoom Team

  • OG 1-1 Boom Esports

  • Evil Geniuses -2 T1

  • Beastcoast 1-1 BetBoom Workforce

Group B:

  • Workforce Liquid -2 Thunder Awaken

  • Fnatic -2 Team Spirit

  • TSM 1-1 Gaimin Gladiators

  • TSpirit -2 Gaimin Gladiators

  • Fnatic 2- TSM

  • Thunder Awaken 2- Mind Game titles (Compelled forfeit by Thoughts Games)

Right here are the standings at the end of the first working day of the Stockholm Key Group Phase:

Day 1 is over and already the tournament has had quite a few surprises

Working day 1 is around and presently the event has had fairly a few surprises

For every little thing you want to know about the Stockholm Main, test here.

Otomo is a extended-time gaming fanatic and caster. He has been taking part in game titles given that he was 10 and is the major Dota 2 fan.

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