By Jeremy Say
The International 6 is finally here, and we’ve got quick recap of Day 1 and the Wild Card for you.
Warning- spoilers abound.
- Execration vs Complexity – 15 year old Abed “Abed” Yusop; GODLY Meepo 920 GPM 1204 XPM
1st – EHOME, 2nd – Escape Gaming
LGD with stand-in Wang “Banana” Jiao seems to still be on form as they end the day in the top 3, alongside Evil Geniuses and OG. It is not really surprising that two time major winner OG is on the top in the group stage, but Evil Geniuses finally seem to have found their form again (without Artour “Arteezy” Babaev’s again). Perhaps Evil Geniuses could win another TI or Banana wins two- or perhaps OG can prove yet again that they are not a one patch team?
Wild-card Escape Gaming falls to the bottom with a single win against Na`Vi who had a tough day finishing at 2-4.
- Wings Gaming vs Evil Geniuses Match 2 – Chu “Shadow” Zeyu’s Slark Rampage and Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg’s Io saving Huskar
- Natus Vincere vs Escape Gaming Match 2 – Na`vi deploys Drow “Range” strategy
- OG vs Alliance Match 2 – David “Moonmeander” Tan steals gem from enemy fountain
- Axe TAKES!:
- Evil Geniuses vs OG Match 1 – MoonMeander first blood again
- OG vs LGD Match 2 – 9K Juggernaut and Refresher Elder Titan
The group of DEATH is strong with this one, as there is a 4 way tie for first place with Newbee, EHOME, Team Secret and Digital Chaos coming out on top. Hopefully these teams can keep their footing as Team Liquid and MVP Phoenix continue to nip at their heels. Sadly, both Vici Gaming Reborn and Fnatic are at rock bottom without a single win. *Secretly cheers for Team Secret*
- MVP Phoenix vs Team Secret Match 2 – Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao’s Batrider and the battle that never ended (5+ minutes of nonstop action)
- Infinite Fight:
- Highlights 17%:
- Digital Chaos vs MVP Phoenix Match 1 – Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok’s Morphling comeback, RATS alone
- Highlights Comeback:
- Team Secret vs Vici Gaming Reborn Match 2 – Arteezy raid boss Huskar
- EHOME vs Team Liquid Match 2 – Naga’s Song -> BurrowStrike -> Epicenter
- Don’t clump: