SL i-League Season 13: Dota 2 Group Stage Results
The CIS region was represented by the most part of the participants, and a lot of fans hoped to see at least two or three CIS teams on the stage of the stadium. But the beginning of the first day made all supports of CIS Dota nervous. The CIS teams turned out to be too hospitable and were giving away important points to their rivals. Everyone got really worried that the final stage could run without home teams.
The second day was quite dramatic. Everyone was close on each other's heels, so it was not possible to avoid the fight. The first two matches of the day, as it turned out later, decided the further fate of two teams Natus Vincere and Team Spirit. Unfortunately, the results were rather disappointing, and both teams found themselves being over the side of the final stage.
Thanks to the victory over the Born to Win, LGD managed to gain the first place in the group and could allow themselves play easier in the game with Alliance. It played in the Swedes' hands, since three points in that match would let them reach the play-off stage.
Evil Geniuses were the ones to close the three strongest teams of the A group. After a successful beginning on Wednesday, Evil Geniuses took points in the match against Fnatic, which ran on the second match day, rather hardly.
Alliance turned out to be a tough nut and successfully coped with the obstacles!
The matches of the B group started with a quite unexpected result. Wings managed to do away with Team Liquid. But right in the next match Liquid outplayed Virtus.pro, having confirmed their leadership in the group.
The highlight of the group stage was the match between Virtus.pro and Vega Squadron. The fate played a slippy trick and put the fellow-countrymen in the fight for the last ticket to the stage of the Minsk Arena stadium.
The game did come up to the expectations. The fantastic and unforgettable battle of the two CIS teams ended up with a victory of Vega Squadron. They made it into the top five most unbelievable comebacks in the history and became the only representatives of the CIS region in the Play-off stage.
The incredible fight and true emotions!
The final tournament bracket looks in the following way:
These six teams will play on the stage of the Minsk Arena stadium. The pairs turned out to be really hot and the matches will not disappoint the viewers for sure!
Reviews of the past match days:
Highlights of the group stage: