PaiN Gaming Qualified for The International 2018

PaiN Gaming Qualified for The International 2018

PaiN Gaming defeated SG e-sports with the 3-2 score in the grand finals of the closed qualifiers for The International 2018, securing the only ticket for TI for South America.

In the group stage, which was held in a round-robin format, PaiN Gaming and SG e-sports shared the first place – both teams finished with the 4-1 score. In the playoffs Thunder Predator defeated paiN in the semifinals and SG in the winners’ finals, but later the team got disqualified – its carry player Juan "Atun" Ochoa was found guilty of using macros, so the whole bracket was replayed. In the winners’ finals paiN outplayed SG 2-1, dropping them to the lower bracket, where they managed to defeat Torus 2-0. In the grand finals all five maps were played, but ultimately the series concluded in favor of PaiN with the 3-2 score.

Group Stage:

1. SG e-sports 4-1
2. PaiN Gaming 4-1
3. Thunder Predator 3-2
4. Torus Gaming 2-3
5. Infamous 1-4
6. Midas Club 1-4


Qualifier Results:

Place Qualified Team
1st + PaiN Gaming
2nd - SG e-sports
3rd - Torus Gaming
4th-5th - Infamous, Midas Club
DQ - Thunder Predator
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