The first day of The International 10's Group Stage got off to a rocky start after the opening matches were delayed by over 90 minutes. Later it was revealed that the delay has been caused by a certain technical issue on Valve's end.
However, once the technical issues were solved, TI10 got off the mark with a plethora of stellar games. With top-tier teams from across the globe participating in the championship, the display of talent on offer is simply unmatched.
Additionally, boasting a prize pool of over $40 million, the tournament attracts a fair bit of attention from the entire gaming industry. To prove the same, Twitch featured over 500k concurrent viewers under the DOTA 2 category while the matches were being played.
Having said that, let's dive in and check out everything that happened on the opening day of TI10's group stage.
TI10 Group Stage Day 1 Results
A total of 20 BO2 series were played on the opening day of the group stage. 12 of these encounters were from Group A while the remaining 8 featured teams from Group B. The results from these matches according to their groups are:
- Evil Geniuses defeated Team Aster
- Invictus Gaming defeated T1
- Virtus.Pro defeated Undying
- OG defeated Alliance
- Invictus Gaming tied with Undying
- OG defeated Thunder Predator
- Virtus.Pro defeated Alliance
- Evil Geniuses defeated T1
- Invictus Gaming defeated Evil Geniuses
- OG tied with Virtus.Pro
- Undying defeated Team Aster
- Alliance defeated Thunder Predator
Here are the Group A standings after the end of the first day,
With these results, Invictus Gaming, OG, and Virtus.Pro find themselves sitting at the top of the group table with a score of 5-1. On the other hand, T1, Team Aster, and Thunder Predator are yet to register their first win in the championship with a score of 0-4.
- Team Secret defeated Team Spirit
- PSG.LGD defeated Quincy Crew
- Elephant defeated beastcoast
- Vici Gaming tied with Fnatic
- PSG.LGD defeated Team Spirit
- Elephant tied with Fnatic
- Vici Gaming defeated SG Esports
- beastcoast defeated Team Secret
Here are the Group B standings after the end of the first day,
These matches have resulted in PSG.LGD being in the commanding position of the group while Quincy Crew, SG esports, and Team Spirit keep searching for their first win at the tournament. Considering the current standings, it is safe to say that the second day of the group stage will be a day filled with feisty DOTA action for all fans.
TI10 Group Stage Day 2 Schedule
The fixtures for the second day of the group stage for each group are:
- OG vs Team Aster
- Virtus.Pro vs T1
- Evil Geniuses vs Alliance
- Invictus Gaming vs Thunder Predator
- Invictus Gaming vs Virtus.Pro
- Team Aster vs Alliance
- Undying vs Thunder Predator
- OG vs T1
- PSG.LGD vs Team Secret
- Elephant vs Vici Gaming
- Quincy Crew vs beastcoast
- Fnatic vs SG Esports
- Elephant vs Team Spirit
- PSG.LGD vs Fnatic
- Vici Gaming vs Quincy Crew
- Team Secret vs SG Esports
- Team Secret vs Elephant
- Vici Gaming vs Team Spirit
- beastcoast vs SG Esports
- Quincy Crew vs Fnatic
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