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The Boston Major: EG to face Wings in the single elimination bracket's first round

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

The Boston Major group stage concluded a few hours ago, which means that the seeding for the main event's single elimination bracket is now known.

The winners of each group have been randomly seeded against a fourth place finisher from another group, and the second place finishers have also been randomly assigned to fight with a third placer from another group. The many upsets that happened during the two days group stage makes the main event single elimination bracket look extremely interesting, especially for Evil Geniuses and Wings Gaming fans due to the fact that one of the two teams is now bound to exit the tournament after the first round.

The cause of the aforementioned seeding is compLexity Gaming, who took down EG, not once, but twice in group C, pushing them down to third place. As for Wings Gaming, they were denied a first place finish in group A by Warriors Gaming Unity. Considering how much of an impact these two teams have had on the Boston Major main event seeding, it is a shame to see them having to fight each other in the first round of the bracket.

Another interesting pairing is the two LGD’s who will have to play each other in the first round, LGD Gaming finished first in group C while LGD FY took fourth place in group A.

The Boston Major main event is set to kick off on the 7th of December at the Wang Theater from Boston, Massachusetts. First to enter the big stage at 10:00 EST/16:00 CET is Virtus Pro and iG Vitality.

The Boston Major main event Day 1 schedule:

10:00 EST/16:00 CET: Virtus Pro vs iG Vitality
13:30 EST/ 19:30 CET: Wings Gaming vs Evil Geniuses
17:00 EST/ 23:00 CET: compLexity Gaming vs WG unity
20:30 EST/ 02:30 CET: OG vs MVP Phoenix

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Andreea “divushka” Esanu
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Discussion

  • Denis "Vodka2Gud" Blah ,
    lol i hope next major doesn't have such stupid format, clearly eg and wings are not bottom 8 sides yet one of them will finish bottom 8
    • alvin "darkness3898" lim ,
      If you're of a worthy placing, you will keep winning regardless of who you face. Life doesn't have so much second chance (lower bracket), y'know?
      • Denis "Vodka2Gud" Blah ,
        yes but each team didn't play each team, so the placings are not an accurate representation of who is the best and the worst, for all we know group A could have the top 4 teams in the world, or it could be group B, since not all teams play each other we will never truly know
        • tang "terrytw" wu ,
          If you are clearly NOT bottom 8, you'd better make sure you don't lose to team complexity, twice. BTW team secret and liquid are not even in this tourney. I say they had their shot and messed it, that's all.
        • "Booncz" ,
          Only place that single elim gets right is 1st place... :) btw bottom part of the bracket looks to be walk in a park for smbdy, don't know who though, 4 strongest teams EG/OG/VP/Wings in the upper part of the bracket...single elim is unforgiving you mess up your group stage you are done...now 1 of the top 4 teams in this tournament will make it to top 4, and I'd say they have all equal chance, anyway expecting 3-0 grand final because whoever comes from the bottom half is like a tier 2 team compared to any of these 4...
  • Professor "changeling" Chaos ,
    EG shuffle incoming guys?!?
    • "Booncz" ,
      they still might win the whole thing, just survive the 1st round and you are golden, they are the best opponent against VP, and with OG they are 50-50 and with the team they would meet in the finals they are clear favorites...
      • Johny "Shaze" Shaze ,
        Yea, sure! Unless they meet Col in finals :D
      • Professor "changeling" Chaos ,
        I might eat my words: This was more than just a fluke - loosing against col 2 times in a row - there spirit must be very low. EG will loose to Wings and they will disband/reshuffle after the Boston Major!
        • "Booncz" ,
          they might loose to wings, wings are strong...

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