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The International 2017 – First TI without Dendi and Natus Vincere

Posted by Eugene "ehzx" Hong at 28 June 2017 06:34


picture courtesy of StarLadder

Natus Vincere and their iconic Mid-laner Daniel 'Dendi' Ishutin will not be at The International this year for the first time in 7 years.

Na'Vi found themselves in 5th place at The International 2017 CIS Regional Qualifiers, after two arduous days of Dota 2, just falling short of the CIS playoffs. Ending day one with a 2-2 score, Na'Vi came back strong in day two by winning three games in a row, putting themselves at 5-2. However, Dendi and his team fell short in the games that really mattered. Their last 2 matches were against Team Spirit and Vega Squadron respectively, who were both contenders for the top four spots as well. Having lost their final two games, Na'Vi had no chance of making the playoffs and hence, shattered their TI7 dreams. This will be the first ever International without both Na'Vi and Dendi.

(Fun fact: Na'Vi won against every team below them in the standings and lost to every team above them)

Team Matches Wins Draws Losses Pts
Vega. 9 7 0 2 0
Empire 9 7 0 2 0
M19 9 7 0 2 0
Spirit 9 7 0 2 0
Na`Vi 9 5 0 4 0
Gambit 9 4 0 5 0
Anji 9 3 0 6 0
Effect 9 3 0 6 0
Comanche 9 1 0 8 0
Dimension 9 1 0 8 0
Schedule
Vega Squadron 1 – 0 Cyber Anji
M19 1 – 0 Double Dimension
M19 1 – 0 Natus Vincere
Vega Squadron 0 – 1 Gambit Esports
Comanche 0 – 1 Team Empire
Double Dimension 0 – 1 Cyber Anji
Vega Squadron 1 – 0 Team Empire
M19 1 – 0 Effect
Double Dimension 1 – 0 Gambit Esports
Team Spirit 1 – 0 Effect
Comanche 0 – 1 Team Spirit
Cyber Anji 0 – 1 Natus Vincere
Double Dimension 0 – 1 Team Empire
Cyber Anji 0 – 1 Effect
Comanche 0 – 1 Vega Squadron
M19 1 – 0 Team Spirit
Double Dimension 0 – 1 Vega Squadron
Natus Vincere 1 – 0 Gambit Esports
Natus Vincere 0 – 1 Team Empire
Gambit Esports 1 – 0 Effect
Comanche 0 – 1 M19
Cyber Anji 0 – 1 Team Spirit
Comanche 1 – 0 Double Dimension
Cyber Anji 0 – 1 M19
Gambit Esports 0 – 1 Team Spirit
Effect 0 – 1 Team Empire
Comanche 0 – 1 Cyber Anji
Gambit Esports 0 – 1 M19
Effect 0 – 1 Vega Squadron
Team Empire 1 – 0 Team Spirit
Team Empire 1 – 0 M19
Natus Vincere 1 – 0 Double Dimension
Comanche 0 – 1 Natus Vincere
Effect 1 – 0 Double Dimension
Team Spirit 1 – 0 Double Dimension
Effect 0 – 1 Natus Vincere
Gambit Esports 0 – 1 Cyber Anji
Team Spirit 1 – 0 Vega Squadron
Comanche 0 – 1 Gambit Esports
Team Empire 1 – 0 Cyber Anji
Team Spirit 1 – 0 Natus Vincere
Vega Squadron 1 – 0 M19
Team Empire 0 – 1 Gambit Esports
Comanche 0 – 1 Effect
Natus Vincere 0 – 1 Vega Squadron

The top four teams from the CIS regions (Team Empire, Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov's stack M19, Team Spirit and Vega Squadron) all ended with a score of 7-2 and will move on to the playoffs. With these teams so evenly matched, I foresee a nail-biting playoffs with all four teams battling it out for the ONE ticket to Seattle.

The CIS playoffs will start in a few hours at 11:00 CEST. It will be a Double Elimination bracket with all matches being BO3's, except the grand finals being BO5. Stay tuned and support your favorite CIS team!

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