TI8: OG to Face EG in Upper Bracket, Serenity and Mineski Eliminated
The second day of the main event of The International 2018 has concluded, with two teams dropping to the lower bracket and two teams being eliminated from the tournament. Besides that, the organizers have also revealed the winners of the short-film contest as well as the results of arcana voting.
All four series played during the second day concluded with the score of 2-0. In the Upper Bracket OG defeated VGJ.Storm, while Team Secret got outplayed by Evil Geniuses. In the lower bracket OpTic Gaming eliminated Team Serenity, and Virtus.pro emerged victorious in the game against Mineski.
Between the games Valve also made several announcements. First, they presented the winners of the short-film contest. The first place was given to Off The Cliff by Keller Max, Ursa Minor by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg came second, while the last medal place was taken by GL HF created by 4fun911 and Septimus. Also, Battle Pass owners voted for Rubick over Void, meaning that the Grand Magus will receive his arcana in the nearest future. All Battle Pass owners will get a special announcer recorded by Game Newell himself.
The playoffs bracket after the second day looks as follows:
Day 3 Games (UK Time:)
- 06:00 PM – VGJ.Storm vs Winstrike (Lower Bracket)
- 09:00 PM – Team Secret vs Vici Gaming (Lower Bracket)
- 12:00 PM – Team Liquid vs PSG.LGD (Upper Bracket)
- 03:00 AM – OG vs EG (Upper Bracket)