OG Defeat PSG.LGD to Become Champions of The International 2018
The biggest event not only in the history of Dota 2, but also in history of the entire esports industry has concluded. In the grand finals of The International 2018 OG defeated PSG.LGD in a close game with the score of 3:2, receiving $11,200,000+ in prize money.
OG were massive underdogs of the tournament, as they lost Fly and s4 just a few weeks before the open qualifiers. Managing to qualify for the event from Europe, OG finished the group stage with the score of 9-7, barely making it to the upper bracket. In the playoffs OG managed to top all expectations: the European team made it all the way through the upper bracket, defeating VGJ.Storm, Evil Geniuses and PSG.LGD. This year’s final match was among the most entertaining finals in the history of The International – for the first time since 2013 the teams played all five maps, with OG coming on top with the score of 3-2.
The International 2018 was held on August 15-25 in Vancouver, Canada, with playoffs matches being played on Rogers Arena. The tournament’s line-up consisted of 18 teams, while its prize pool exceeded $25,500,000.
Group Stage Results:
|Group A||Group B|
|8.||Winstrike Team||4-12||8.||Vici Gaming||7-9|
|9.||Invictus Gaming||4-12||9.||paiN Gaming||5-11|
Playoffs Bracket (click to enlarge)
|5th-6th||$1,148,948||Virtus.pro, Team Secret|
|7th-8th||$638,304||OpTic Gaming, VGJ.Storm|
|9th-12th||$382,983||Team Serenity, Mineski, Winstrike Team, Vici Gaming|
|13th-16th||$127,661||Fnatic, TNC Predator, Newbee, VGJ.Thunder|
|17th-18th||$63,830||Invictus Gaming, paiN Gaming|