TI8 Day 1: Evil Geniuses and VGJ.Storm on Top of their Groups
2018-08-16

TI8 Day 1: Evil Geniuses and VGJ.Storm on Top of their Groups

The first day of The International 2018 is over. The teams participated in five series of four rounds. Evil Geniuses and VGJ.Storm showed the best results in their groups – EG finished the day at the first place of Group A with the score of 5-1, while VGJ.Storm managed to come out on top of Group B with the 4-0 score. On the contrary, VGJ.Thunder and Vici Gaming found themselves in a very vulnerable position – these teams placed last in their group with the scores of 1-5 and 0-4 respectively.

The group stage takes place on August 15-18. Eighteen teams were seeded into two round-robin groups, where they compete in best-of-two series. Based on the results of the group stage, top four teams will advance to the upper bracket, the teams placed 5-8th will make it to the lower bracket, while the teams placed 9th in their groups will be eliminated.

Group Standings after Day 1:

Group A Group B
Evil Geniuses 5-1 VGJ.Storm 4-0
Team Liquid 4-2 Virtus.pro 3-1
Fnatic 3-1 Newbee 3-1
Mineski 3-3 Team Serenity 2-2
PSG.LGD 3-3 TNC Predator 2-2
Winstrike Team 2-2 paiN Gaming 1-1
Invictus Gaming 2-4 Team Secret 1-3
OG 1-3 OpTic Gaming 0-2
VGJ.Thunder 1-5 Vici Gaming 0-4

Detailed Results:

Series A1

  • Invictus Gaming 1:1 Mineski
  • PSG.LGD 1:1 OG
  • Evil Geniuses 2:0 VGJ.Thunder
  • Team Liquid 1:1 Fnatic

Series B1

  • Vici Gaming 0:2 VGJ.Storm
  • Newbee 2:0 TNC Predator
  • Team Secret 1:1 Team Serenity
  • Virtus.pro 2:0 OpTic Gaming

Series A2

  • Invictus Gaming 1:1 Evil Geniuses
  • PSG.LGD 1:1 VGJ.Thunder
  • Team Liquid 2:0 OG
  • Mineski 2:0 Winstrike Team

Series B2

  • paiN Gaming 1:1 Newbee
  • Vici Gaming 0:2 TNC Predator
  • Team Secret 0:2 VGJ.Storm
  • Virtus.pro 1:1 Team Serenity

Series A3

  • Invictus Gaming 0:2 Winstrike Team
  • PSG.LGD 1:1 Team Liquid
  • Evil Geniuses 2:0 Mineski
  • Fnatic 2:0 VGJ.Thunder

Upcoming Matches:

Day 2, August 16-17

5:00 PM, Series B3

  • paiN Gaming vs TNC Predator
  • Vici Gaming vs Newbee
  • Team Secret vs Virtus.pro
  • OpTic Gaming vs VGJ.Storm

07:30 PM, Series A4

  • Invictus Gaming vs Team Liquid
  • PSG.LGD vs Winstrike Team
  • Evil Geniuses vs OG
  • Fnatic vs Mineski

10:00 PM, Series B4

  • paiN Gaming vs Team Secret
  • Vici Gaming vs Team Serenity
  • Newbee vs OpTic Gaming
  • Virtus.pro vs TNC Predator

00:30 AM, Series A5

  • Invictus Gaming vs Fnatic
  • PSG.LGD vs Evil Geniuses
  • Mineski vs OG
  • VGJ.Thunder vs Winstrike Team

03:00 PM, Series B5

  • paiN Gaming vs VGJ.Storm
  • Vici Gaming vs Team Secret
  • Newbee vs Team Serenity
  • TNC Predator vs OpTic Gaming
Day 3, August 17-18

5:00 PM, Series A6

  • Invictus Gaming vs VGJ.Thunder
  • Evil Geniuses vs Winstrike Team
  • Team Liquid vs Mineski
  • Fnatic vs OG

07:30 PM, Series B6

  • paiN Gaming vs Vici Gaming
  • Newbee vs Virtus.pro
  • TNC Predator vs VGJ.Storm
  • OpTic Gaming vs Team Serenity

10:00 PM, Series A7

  • Invictus Gaming vs OG
  • PSG.LGD vs Fnatic
  • Liquid vs Winstrike Team
  • Mineski vs VGJ.Thunder

00:30 AM, Series B7

  • paiN Gaming vs Virtus.pro
  • Newbee vs VGJ.Storm
  • Team Secret vs OpTic Gaming
  • TNC Predator vs Team Serenity

03:00 PM, Series A8

  • Invictus Gaming vs PSG.LGD
  • Evil Geniuses vs Team Liquid
  • Fnatic vs Winstrike Team
  • OG vs VGJ.Thunder
Day 4, August 17-18

5:00 PM, Series B8

  • paiN Gaming vs OpTic Gaming
  • Vici Gaming vs Virtus.pro
  • Team Secret vs TNC Predator
  • Team Serenity vs VGJ.Storm

07:30 PM, Series A9

  • PSG.LGD vs Mineski
  • Evil Geniuses vs Fnatic
  • Team Liquid vs VGJ.Thunder
  • OG vs Winstrike Team

10:00 PM, Series B9

  • paiN Gaming vs Team Serenity
  • Vici Gaming vs OpTic Gaming
  • Newbee vs Team Secret
  • Virtus.pro vs VGJ.Storm

The International 2018 is held in Vancouver, Canada. The playoffs stage will begin on August 20th and continue till August 25th. The matches will be played at Rogers Arena. The prize pool of the event exceeds $24,000,000.