Lower Bracket Preview: Blood will be spilled; tears will...

Lower Bracket Preview: Blood will be spilled; tears will follow.

The Intenational 5's lower bracket features one of the most dramatic best of one settings seen in the history of Dota 2. Each matchup will have one of the finest organizations and players with their backs against the wall. Three TI Champions are on the verge of exiting the Key Arena after merely one game in the Grand Stage. Read more inside.

Heroes of TI5 Group Stage

Heroes of TI5 Group Stage

With the The International 5's Main Event beginning in less than 24 hours, let's take a quick look at the tournament's group stage from a statistical perspective. Analyzing the heroes most picked and banned, those which were most contested, and those with the highest winrates, let's see if we can try and get a grasp on what kind of 'metagame' to expect from the biggest playoffs in all of eSports.

TI5 Upper Bracket Preview

TI5 Upper Bracket Preview

The group stage of the International 5 are over and the main event begings tomorrow. Let's take a look at what is in store for us. 

TI5 fun facts: 'Suma1l has a cheese pizza every two days"

TI5 fun facts: 'Suma1l has a cheese pizza every two days"

From Sumail and his cheese pizza addiction to Mag's Einstein-like IQ, Dota2's twitter, over the course of the group stages has released quite a few fun facts about the teams and players.

WinteR: "You should be rewarded for being able to 2-0...

WinteR: "You should be rewarded for being able to 2-0 your opponents."

GosuGamers got a chance to sit down with WinteR, analyst at TI5, about his feelings about the format, praise from the community, and his plans after The International. 

FNG: "Better to play Fnatic because we know Na`Vi and...

FNG: "Better to play Fnatic because we know Na`Vi and Na`Vi knows us"

GosuGamers got a chance to interview FNG, captain and drafter of Virtus Pro, about the Group Stages, his team's mentality, and the Secret Shop.

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WinteR: "You should be rewarded for being able to 2-0 your opponents."

Dota 2WinteR: "You should be rewarded for being able to 2-0 your opponents."

GosuGamers got a chance to sit down with WinteR, analyst at TI5, about his feelings about the format, praise from the community, and his plans after The International. 16

FNG: "Better to play Fnatic because we know Na`Vi and Na`Vi knows us"

Dota 2FNG: "Better to play Fnatic because we know Na`Vi and Na`Vi knows us"

GosuGamers got a chance to interview FNG, captain and drafter of Virtus Pro, about the Group Stages, his team's mentality, and the Secret Shop.14

ChuaN: "We will take one step at a time"

Dota 2ChuaN: "We will take one step at a time"

GosuGamers caught up with ChuaN from Invictus Gaming to talk about their underperformance in the groupstage of The International 5 as well as his possible retirement after the tournament.20

Top 10 plays of the TI5 group stage

Dota 2Top 10 plays of the TI5 group stage

Let's take a look at the top 10 plays from the group stages of TI5; from one shot ultra kills to aegis steals! 27

MLG’s World Finals announced

Dota 2MLG’s World Finals announced

8 teams will fight for a chunk of the $250,000+ prizepool in Major League Gaming's World Finals in October. More information inside!8

TI5 Group B: Team Empire strikes back

Dota 2TI5 Group B: Team Empire strikes back

Coming back from a one game deficit, after a best of three series filled with tension, Empire managed to defeat Virtus.Pro and grabbed the last available spot in the Upper Bracket.37

EHOME upset Virtus.Pro to finish group B on third position

Dota 2EHOME upset Virtus.Pro to finish group B on third position

After an intense two game series versus Virtus.Pro EHOME secured themselves third position in group B which put fng’s team in danger to lose their fourth place.14

TI5 Group A final standings

Dota 2TI5 Group A final standings

At the end of four long days in The International 5 group stage all the two game series from Grop A have been played. LGD Gaming finished on the first place fallowed by Team Secret24

Vici Gaming unlikely to advance in Upper Bracket

Dota 2Vici Gaming unlikely to advance in Upper Bracket

As the end of the group stages draws near, teams are eagerly fighting for those final few points that will become the deciding factor if they begin the Main Event from the Lower Bracket or the Upper Bracket. With Group B having the potential for a 4 way tie, every match matters. 14

Fnatic to the Lower Bracket in KeyArena

Dota 2Fnatic to the Lower Bracket in KeyArena

The last group stage day at The International 5 is crucial for most of the teams as at the end of it lower and upper brackets will be determined and the best of one game to decide your TI journey from lower bracket is an extremely scary thing to face.12

Current standings from The International 5 day 3

Dota 2Current standings from The International 5 day 3

CDEC are guaranteed a spot in the upper bracket and Cloud9 are one win away from being so as well while IG and Na'Vi are both doomed to the lower brackets.4

CDEC Gaming writing history in Seattle

Dota 2CDEC Gaming writing history in Seattle

One of the most beautiful stories in The International history is written these days in Seattle by the youngsters from CDEC Gaming as they finish the group stage day three on first position in their group.30

IG and Na’Vi to lower bracket TI5 main event

Dota 2IG and Na’Vi to lower bracket TI5 main event

All the matches scheduled for the third day in group A have ended and it’s safe to say that Invictus Gaming and Natus Vincere will start the main event from from lower bracket.24

Cloud 9 humiliates IG while Na’Vi and Fnatic keep drawing

Dota 2Cloud 9 humiliates IG while Na’Vi and Fnatic keep drawing

Third day of the group stage in Seattle started and the games get more and more intense as the teams start feeling the pressure to grab one of the four upper bracket qualifying spots.9

TI5 Day 3: Secret ties LGD in the opening series of the day

Dota 2TI5 Day 3: Secret ties LGD in the opening series of the day

The third day in TI5 group stage started with the confrontation between LGD Gaming and Team Secret for group A supremacy. 1