TI8: OG and PSG.LGD in Top Three, Winstrike and Vici Gaming Are Out
As the third day of the main event of The International 2018 concludes, we are halfway through the playoffs stage with only half of the participants remaining in the competition. During the third day PSG.LGD and OG secured their places in top three, while Winstrike Team and Vici Gaming got eliminated.
On day three we witnessed four best-of-three series, and finally not all of them concluded with the 2:0 score. In the lower bracket VGJ.Storm defeated Winstriek (2:0), while Team Secret managed to eliminate Vici Gaming (2:1). The upper bracket started with a competition between the reigning world champions Team Liquid and the bronze medalists of The International 2017 PSG.LGD. To everyone’s surprise, Kuroky and co lost the series 0:2, with each of the maps lasting for only 30 minutes. The day concluded with an emotional rivalry of former teammates as Evil Geniuses led by Fly faced OG. The series featured three mind-blowing games with several comebacks, but ultimately OG managed to win 2:1 and secure their spot in top 3, while EG will continue the competition in the lower bracket, where they are going to face either OpTic Gaming or Virtus.pro. Besides the main matches, we also witnesses the first match versus OpenAI. This time artificial intelligence faced paiN Gaming, who earlier failed to qualify from the group stage and placed last. The Brazilian team managed to defend the honor of humankind and emerged victorious in the match, becoming one of the first teams who managed to defeat the bots.
Playoffs Bracket After Day 3:
Schedule for Day 4 (UK Time):
- 06:00 PM – OpTic Gaming vs Virtus.pro (Lower Bracket)
- 09:00 PM – VGJ.Storm vs Team Secret (Lower Bracket)
- 12:00 PM – Evil Geniuses vs OpTic/VP (Lower Bracket)
- 03:00 AM – All-Star Match