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VGJ.Storm secure top brackets in Group B at the end of The International 8 Day 3

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 18 August 2018 07:45


Photo courtesy of BTS by Todd Gutierrez

Without so much as missing a beat since opening day, VGJ.Storm continued to barrel through Group B to clinch a spot in the upper brackets of the The International 2018 playoffs. 

The North American team has literally stormed through Group B and fans hearts in the first three days of the TI8 group stage. VGJ.Storm has created waves with their outstanding performances and thrilling plays, knocking the teams down and surging over even the tournament favorites. 

After a grueling 60-minute match in which VGJ.Storm took the lead and game off of TNC, they wiped the floor clean with them in only 20 minutes.

Looking invincible, in their next series, they took the first match off of Newbee in a very convincing win. However, the Chinese team unleashed Song "Sccc" Chun on Invoker to take them down with a perfect performance and 20:0:19 record. 

Virtus.pro, TNC and Team Secret are all primed to be the teams to snatch up the last three upper bracket spots for the playoffs, but with two more series remaining anything can happen. 

Perhaps for some, one of the biggest surprises has been how well PaiN Gaming has been holding their own against some of the big dogs and highly decorated teams. They have been able to take a game off of all of their opponents forcing a draw in each of the series —except against VGJ.Storm who are firing on all cylinders. Full of grit and perseverance, the South American team continues to make strides in their performances and results. There is little doubt about how much they have evolved over the course of the DPC season and deserve to be sharing the stage with the best teams in the world.

OpTic Gaming was within inches of qualifying for a direct invite to The International 2018, ending the DPC season in the 9th place ranking —one place shy of the honor. Many were optimistic and excited about the team's progression and had high hopes for their performances in both the group stage and main event. Unfortunately, the North American based team is struggling to find their footing in the group stage and right now is on the brink of early elimination as they sit in last place. They will need to fight with all of their might and head into the last day with all they have to see the main stage.

The last day of the group stage will be live at 18:00 CEST today starting with Group B. 

Group A

Team P W D L Pts
Liquid 8 5 3 0 13
EG 8 6 1 1 13
PSG.LGD 8 4 3 1 11
OG 8 3 3 2 9
Fnatic 8 1 5 2 7
VGJ.T 8 2 2 4 6
Mineski 8 1 3 4 5
Winstrike 8 1 2 5 4
iG. 8 0 4 4 4
Schedule
PSG.LGD 1 – 1 OG Dota2
Team Liquid 1 – 1 Fnatic
Evil Geniuses 2 – 0 VGJ.Thunder
Invictus Gaming 1 – 1 Mineski
Team Winstrike 0 – 2 Mineski
VGJ.Thunder 1 – 1 PSG.LGD
Invictus Gaming 1 – 1 Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid 2 – 0 OG Dota2
Team Liquid 1 – 1 PSG.LGD
Evil Geniuses 2 – 0 Mineski
Fnatic 2 – 0 VGJ.Thunder
Team Winstrike 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming
Fnatic 1 – 1 Mineski
Team Winstrike 0 – 2 PSG.LGD
OG Dota2 0 – 2 Evil Geniuses
Invictus Gaming 1 – 1 Team Liquid
Team Winstrike 0 – 2 VGJ.Thunder
Mineski 0 – 2 OG Dota2
Invictus Gaming 1 – 1 Fnatic
PSG.LGD 0 – 2 Evil Geniuses
Invictus Gaming 0 – 2 VGJ.Thunder
OG Dota2 1 – 1 Fnatic
Mineski 0 – 2 Team Liquid
Team Winstrike 0 – 2 Evil Geniuses
VGJ.Thunder 1 – 1 Mineski
Team Winstrike 0 – 2 Team Liquid
Invictus Gaming 0 – 2 OG Dota2
PSG.LGD 2 – 0 Fnatic
Team Winstrike 1 – 1 Fnatic
Evil Geniuses 0 – 2 Team Liquid
OG Dota2 2 – 0 VGJ.Thunder
Invictus Gaming 0 – 2 PSG.LGD
Fnatic 0 – 2 Evil Geniuses
Mineski 0 – 2 PSG.LGD
Team Winstrike 1 – 1 OG Dota2
VGJ.Thunder 0 – 2 Team Liquid

Group B

Team P W D L Pts
VG.JS 8 5 2 1 12
Virtus.Pro 8 3 4 1 10
Secret 8 2 4 2 8
OpTic 8 3 2 3 8
Newbee 8 3 2 3 8
TnC 8 2 3 3 7
Serenity 8 1 5 2 7
VG 8 2 3 3 7
paiN 8 0 5 3 5
Schedule
OpTic Gaming 0 – 2 Virtus Pro
Team Serenity 1 – 1 Team Secret
VGJ.Storm 2 – 0 Vici Gaming
Newbee 2 – 0 TnC
TnC 2 – 0 Vici Gaming
paiN Gaming 1 – 1 Newbee
Virtus Pro 1 – 1 Team Serenity
VGJ.Storm 2 – 0 Team Secret
Team Secret 1 – 1 Virtus Pro
VGJ.Storm 1 – 1 OpTic Gaming
paiN Gaming 1 – 1 TnC
Vici Gaming 2 – 0 Newbee
paiN Gaming 1 – 1 Team Secret
Virtus Pro 1 – 1 TnC
OpTic Gaming 2 – 0 Newbee
Team Serenity 1 – 1 Vici Gaming
TnC 2 – 0 OpTic Gaming
VGJ.Storm 2 – 0 paiN Gaming
Team Secret 1 – 1 Vici Gaming
Newbee 2 – 0 Team Serenity
VGJ.Storm 2 – 0 TnC
Virtus Pro 2 – 0 Newbee
OpTic Gaming 1 – 1 Team Serenity
paiN Gaming 1 – 1 Vici Gaming
paiN Gaming 1 – 1 Virtus Pro
Team Serenity 1 – 1 TnC
VGJ.Storm 1 – 1 Newbee
Team Secret 2 – 0 OpTic Gaming
VGJ.Storm 2 – 0 Team Serenity
paiN Gaming 0 – 2 OpTic Gaming
Vici Gaming 2 – 0 Virtus Pro
TnC 0 – 2 Team Secret
paiN Gaming 0 – 2 Team Serenity
Vici Gaming 0 – 2 OpTic Gaming
Newbee 2 – 0 Team Secret
VGJ.Storm 0 – 2 Virtus Pro

Group B:

China ViCi Gaming
Brazil PaiN Gaming
China Team Serenity
United States OpTic Gaming
Russia Virtus Pro
Philippines TNC
United States VGJ.Storm
Europe Team Secret
China Newbee

The International 2018 Format:
 

  • Group Stage - August 15th - August 18th, 2018
    • All eighteen teams are divided into two groups where they play in a Round Robin format
      • All matches are played in a two-game series
      • The top four teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event
      • The bottom team in each group is eliminated
      • The remaining teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Main Even

 

The International 2018

The International 2018 will take place August 15 through August 25. For the first time ever, The International will be held in Vancouver, Canada with a total of 18 teams competing. Currently, the prize pool is over a staggering $24 million. 

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