TI 2015: Group stage results

 

The group stage of The International 2015 is over. For some teams it was a total disappointment, for others it was a moment of glory. We decided to analyse the results of each team and summarise each day.

 

First day:

Group A
Team G V D L О
China LGD Gaming 2 2 0 0 6
International Team Secret 2 1 1 0 4
United States compLexity Gaming 2 1 0 1 3
Ukraine Natus Vincere 2 0 2 0 2
International Fnatic 2 0 2 0 2
International Cloud9 2 0 1 1 1
Korea, Republic of MVP Phoenix 2 0 1 1 1
China Invictus Gaming 2 0 1 1 1
Group B
Team G V D L О
China Vici Gaming 2 1 1 0 4
China CDEC Gaming 1 1 0 0 3
China Newbee 2 0 2 0 2
Russian Federation Virtus.pro 2 0 2 0 2
United States Evil Geniuses 2 0 2 0 2
China EHOME 1 0 1 0 1
Korea, Republic of MVP HOT6ix 2 0 1 1 1
Russian Federation Team Empire 2 0 1 1 1

 

The first day brought no surprises, except for the defeat of International Team Secret in one of the two games against Malaysia Fnatic 03:30. Apart from that, everything went naturally: the favorites were mostly defeating in matches against weak teams. The losers didn't seem to be much disappointed. The first day for Natus Vincere fans was quite normal too: our team played a draw match against a strong team International Cloud9 (the problems of Canada EternaLEnVy wasn't that obvious then). The second game against Korea, Republic of MVP Phoenix didn't make us think about any troubles in the future (our guys managed to gather and showed a very good level of performance at the second map).

 

The magic of The International is also worth mentioning: on the very first day the player of United States compLexity Gaming showed how Black Hole ability can be effectively used. However, it's better to see this moment on your own eyes.

 

The player is extremely inventive!

 

Second day:

Group A
Team   G V D L S
China LGD Gaming = 4 3 1 0 10
International Team Secret +1 4 3 1 0 10
United States compLexity Gaming = 4 2 1 1 7
International Cloud9 +2 4 1 1 2 4
International Fnatic -1 4 0 3 1 3
China Invictus Gaming +2 4 0 3 1 3
Korea, Republic of MVP Phoenix -1 4 0 2 2 2
Ukraine Natus Vincere -3 4 0 2 2 2
Group B
Team   G V D L О
United States Evil Geniuses +2 4 2 2 0 8
China CDEC Gaming = 3 2 0 1 6
China Vici Gaming -2 4 1 2 1 5
Russian Federation Virtus.pro -1 4 1 2 1 5
Russian Federation Team Empire +1 4 1 1 2 4
China Newbee -3 3 0 3 0 3
China EHOME = 3 0 3 0 3
Korea, Republic of MVP HOT6ix -2 3 0 1 2 1

 

The next day was defining for many teams: some teams became obvious leaders, while other teams started going down the tournament table. The group A's main surprise was the defeat of Ukraine Natus Vincere by United States compLexity. Well, the winners of qualifiers couldn't be a weak team, however, few people expected, that they'll become an obstacle for out team. Nevertheless, Ukraine Na`Vi managed to lose the first match and later get smashed by International Team Secret, where Anti-Mage Canada Arteezy easily farmed all the items for the victory.

 

In general, as concerns group A's leadership, nobody was surprised that Team Secret took first place in the group, since they are expected to win current TI. However, China LGD Gaming's leadership was surprising, since there were too many candidates. However, the players leaded by China xiao8 performed great and proved they're still in game.

 

Player of China Invictus Gaming Malaysia ChuaN celebrated his birthday during  the event!

 

As concerns other teams, the fans of China Invictus Gaming were very disappointed. The Champions of The International 2012 performed poorly. Their draw in the game vs China LGD was solely due to a splendid performance of China BurNIng for Anti-Mage. Note that this hero is often very good in the games (except for Canada EternaLEnVy — his performance of Anti-Mage haunt us in nightmares).

 

The second day of the group B was remarkable for the battle of Russian Federation Team Empire and Russian Federation Virtus.pro. The Empire players were stronger compared to their rivals winning 2:0. However, the participant of Wild Card China CDEC Gaming returned them back to earth. The Chinese team impressed many eSports fans: they didn't fear the powerful teams and showed great performance. 

 

Outstanding play by China BurNIng

 

Third day:

Group A
Team   G V D L О
China LGD Gaming = 6 4 2 0 14
International Team Secret = 6 4 2 0 14
International Cloud9 +1 6 3 1 2 10
United States compLexity Gaming -1 5 2 1 2 7
Korea, Republic of MVP Phoenix +2 6 1 2 3 5
International Fnatic -1 5 0 4 1 4
China Invictus Gaming -1 6 0 3 3 3
Ukraine Natus Vincere = 6 0 3 3 3
Group B
Team   G V D L О
China CDEC Gaming +1 5 4 0 1 12
United States Evil Geniuses -1 6 2 4 0 10
Russian Federation Virtus.pro +1 6 2 3 1 9
China EHOME +2 5 1 4 0 7
China Vici Gaming -2 6 1 3 2 6
Russian Federation Team Empire -1 6 1 3 2 6
China Newbee -1 5 0 4 1 4
Korea, Republic of MVP HOT6ix = 5 0 1 4 1

 

The third day in the group brought the most outstanding surprize at The International: a victory of the winner of Wild Card,Korea, Republic of MVP Phoenix over one of the most powerful teams of China — China Invictus Gaming. Surely, China IG is not the team, they used to be. However, the victory of the Koreans shouldn't be underestimated. The game was spectacular and the victory of Phoenix was natural.

 

Meanwhile 2 leaders — China LGD Gaming and International Team Secret played a draw match, which determined their place at the upper brackets of play off, whereas Ukraine Natus Vincere went down with their mistakes, and lost the potentially winning game against Malaysia Fnatic. Unfortunately even Naga Siren by Russian Federation SoNNeikO couldn't help. That was also the day when Canada EternaLEnVy showed how to farm at last. Due to the extraordinary actions of team's captain, International Cloud9 managed to improve their position in the tournament table.

 

Ukraine Na`Vi captain Ukraine Ivan "ArtStyle" Antonov thinks about something

 

In Group B China CDEC Gaming continued making their little miracle: having worthened their statistics by the loss to China Newbee, they defeated the finalist of the previous year — China Vici Gaming — and became the first team of Group B, which guaranteed the place in the upper brackets. We can congratulate this team for proving that not only the teams, which receive Valve's invitation are capable of winning.

 

The result of this day was the community making fun of ex-winners of previous TIs for their poor results at the current event. It would've been fun, if it hadn't concerned our team.

 

The only bright moment for Ukraine Natus Vincere at this dark tournament was the game of our mid-laner against Malaysia Fnatic: Ukraine Dendi played Queen of Pain so good, that he bet the record of all The Internationals. His KDA is 35, which is the biggest stat of all the history of the tournament.

 

We wish our team performed at the same level the main part of the tournament

 

Final day:

Group A
Team   G V D L О
China LGD Gaming = 7 5 2 0 17
International Team Secret = 7 4 3 0 15
United States compLexity Gaming +1 7 4 1 2 13
International Cloud9 -1 7 3 1 3 10
Korea, Republic of MVP Phoenix = 7 1 3 3 6
China Invictus Gaming +1 7 1 3 3 6
International Fnatic -1 7 0 4 3 4
Ukraine Natus Vincere = 7 0 3 4 3
Group B
Team   G V D L О
United States Evil Geniuses +1 7 3 4 0 13
China CDEC Gaming -1 7 4 1 2 13
China EHOME +1 7 2 5 0 11
Russian Federation Team Empire +1 7 2 3 2 9
Russian Federation Virtus.pro -2 7 2 3 2 9
China Vici Gaming -1 7 1 4 2 7
China Newbee = 7 0 6 1 6
Korea, Republic of MVP HOT6ix = 7 0 2 5 2

 

Three teams didn't loss a single match on the final day China LGD Gaming, International Team Secret and United States Evil Geniuses. China CDEC Gaming, who had been performing good, relaxed a bit and spoiled their statistics. Perhaps, the guys decided to save their time until the next stage, or they might've lost their spirit due to the lack of experienced.

 

as concerns the situations in group: the third and fourth places exchanged the lines in the tournament tables, leaving no chances to Korea, Republic of MVP. As concerns our team the game vs China Invictus Gaming was a mere formality and couldn't save us from lower brackets. Unfortunately, Ukraine Na`Vi played haphazardly and thus deserved the last line in the tournament brackets, not having won a single game as well as 3 other teams.

 

Belarus fng after the loss to Russian Federation Team Empire

 

As concerns Group B: Russian Federation Team Empire and Russian Federation Virtus.pro had to fight over the place in the upper brackets with each other in a additional match, as they had similar number of scores. Amazing bo3 game was won by the Empire players once again:

 

Best traditions of Malaysia ky.xy

 

Summing up, the beginning of The International 2015 was spectacular! We have unexpected results, interesting moments, emotions of the players and, which is most important, the atmosphere! We'd like to tell all the fans of Ukraine Natus Vincere: "Believe in our team! The Born to Win are forever!"

AuthorEloveana Date 1 August 2015, 05:56 Views16866 Comments0
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