Team Spirit loses to Invictus Gaming and goes to the lower bracket of The International 10

The International 10 playoffs kicked off with a grand kick-off. Team Spirit and Invictus Gaming played in the first match of the upper bracket.

The match turned out to be very intriguing and ended on three maps. "Dragons" won the first map, but in the end turned out to be weaker on the second, and in the third IG completely and completely moved their counterparts.

Invictus Gaming will go to the quarterfinals of The International 10 where they will play against the winner of the Team Secret/OG pair. Team Spirit falls into the lower bracket, where they will play against the winner of the Undying/Fnatic pair.

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The International 2021 kicked off on October 7 and ends on the 17th. The total prize fund of the championship is $ 40,018,195, and 18 best teams in the world, representing six playing regions: North America, South America, CIS, Europe, Southeast Asia and China, are engaged in its distribution. 12 teams made it to The International thanks to the required number of rating points gained during the Dota Pro Circuit 2020/2021 season. The remaining six participants became the best in the regional qualifications. Valve announced a way to distribute the prize money among the participants. The winner will receive 45.5% of the prize pool, while the silver and bronze medalists will receive awards of 13% and 9%. In monetary terms, the above prizes are equal to $ 18,208,300, $ 5,202,400 and $ 3,601,600, respectively.