Today the first day of the group stage of ESL One Birmingham 2018 is on and we will try to find out who will be able to win the matches of this tournament but at first, let’s try to find out who is the favourite in each of the groups.
The results didn’t surprise a lot yesterday, at first, VGJ.Storm beat OG Dota 2 without a problem with a score of 2-0 and advanced further in the upper bracket together with Mineski, which also beat TNC Pro Team with a score of 2-0.
The group stage has been held without any sensation, as it had been expected the tournament left two teams Infamous and Vega Squadron, which could never win any of the maps at the tournament.
The first day of the group stage was finished predictably enough, only Invictus Gaming shows unexpectedly good performance in Group A and OG Dota 2 shows a very bad game, who have been expected better results. In Group B, almost all teams are playing equally, except Vega Squadron, who hasn’t won a map and are likely not to win.
Another one Dota 2 tournament is to be held, so we start analyzing the matches. Due to the facts that the first day of the tournament is always unpredictable and the format of the matches is bo2, it will be difficult to give useful tips, but we will try to define the favourites.
The group stage of the tournament took place with no sensation despite the fact that EG were thought to take the first place in the group.
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The results of the first quarterfinal of the losers bracket of the tournament was quite predictable, though the team OG Dota 2 did the pick in a great way, the great number of their mistakes gave a chance to the team FlyToMoon and the guys from the CIS used it and got the win.
The first day of the playoff ended up a bit unexpectedly. FlyToMoon defeated their opponents very quickly and finished the game within 20 minutes. Mineski picked the characters in a better way so because of that Team Secret could do nothing to them. Team Liquid won 2-0 over their opponents easily. To everybody’s surprise, PSG.LGD got the win over one of the favourites of the tournament that is the team Virtus Pro.
Let’s sum up the group stage of the tournament. Group A: There were no sensations in the groups but Team Empire had to hold a bit higher place. Group B: The group was equal in terms of strength, NewBee and Natus Vincere had a lack of good performance to advance to the playoffs, however, they showed themselves well in the tournament.
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