Whereas Group A has nearly utterly settled how its groups might be seeded when the Dota Professional Circuit Stockholm Main playoffs start on Might 16, the six remaining groups in Group B discover themselves in a really odd state of affairs.
Relying on how the matches between Fnatic, Gaimin Gladiators, Thunder Awaken, and TSM shake up on the ultimate day of the Group Stage, each staff within the group might end with the very same document and should play in tiebreakers to resolve the ultimate seeding.
Basically, if Fnatic and GG break up their best-of-two, and TA and TSM do the identical, every staff in Group B could have a 7-5 document. This can lead to your entire group taking part in one thing like a mixed 15 best-of-ones earlier than the playoffs can lastly start, primarily based on the present tiebreaker guidelines.
With out considering the slim probabilities of that occuring, the present standings in Group B did get quite a bit nearer, as Workforce Liquid misplaced 0-2 towards TSM and swept Workforce Spirit of their ultimate two matches. These outcomes gave Liquid the tiebreaker over Spirit for that high spot, if the battle royale situation doesn’t occur.
Group A continues to be a lot simpler, with all however one collection ending in a 2-0 sweep, and Evil Geniuses enters the ultimate day in a must-win state of affairs towards beastcoast because the North American squad faces elimination.
EG remained winless throughout 5 collection, sitting at a 1-9 recreation document after being swept by each BetBoom Workforce and OG. If they’re unable to 2-0 beastcoast, they would be the first and solely staff truly eradicated from the Main primarily based on efficiency, since Thoughts Video games was faraway from Group B following journey issues on day two.
As for the remaining Group A groups, Tundra remained dominant, sweeping beastcoast and BOOM Esports, whereas BB Workforce proceed to shock everybody, placing up wins over EG and T1. Each groups and T1 have locked themselves into an higher bracket look within the playoffs, whereas OG nonetheless has an opportunity to tug BOOM into the decrease bracket heading into the ultimate day.
Day three solely has 5 matches on the schedule complete, however gamers will completely need to tune in proper because the day begins at 5am CT to see Tundra and T1 conflict, adopted by EG’s final stand towards beastcoast and an explosive match-up between OG and BB Workforce.