Followers didn’t fairly get the final word tiebreaker that was on the desk for Group B however the 2022 Dota Professional Circuit’s Stockholm Main did see an explosive ending to the Group Stage because the playoff seedings had been tossed in a bag and shaken till correctly seasoned.
Sadly, the seasoning for the playoffs didn’t embody one North American ingredient, with Evil Geniuses the one group eradicated from the Group Stage through precise report—following Thoughts Video games being disqualified earlier attributable to journey issues.
EG began the occasion sluggish and didn’t decide issues up because the occasion went on, failing to win a single collection outright and ending with a 2-10 report. This included a 1-1 collection cut up in opposition to beastcoast on the ultimate day after they wanted to safe a 2-0 win to power a tiebreaker for that seventh spot, thus ending their match run.
Group A did see some massive adjustments in its standings general too, with OG and BetBoom Crew leapfrogging T1 and BOOM Esports to safe higher bracket seeding. Nevertheless, Tundra Esports remained probably the most dominant group general, posting an 11-1 report to assert the highest seed.
Alternatively, Group B had an opportunity to see the first-ever six-way tie in aggressive Dota historical past coming into the ultimate day, although Gaimin Gladiators put that to relaxation instantly by sweeping Fnatic and taking the primary seed for themselves.
A tie between TSM and Thunder Awaken did impasse the center of the standings right into a four-way tiebreaker alongside Crew Liquid and Crew Spirit, which TA cleaned up with a 3-0 report in these best-of-ones. Liquid pulled the shortened of that shortened bracket, dropping all three video games and dropping their spot within the higher bracket whereas Spirit and TSM moved up.
From right here, the principle occasion begins as Tundra and Spirit conflict within the opening spherical of the higher bracket, which can seemingly be the match that shapes the primary a number of days of the playoffs.
Your entire first day of playoff motion will function higher bracket matches, together with TA taking up BB Crew, OG enjoying TSM, and the primary conflict between GG and T1. In the meantime, the likes of BOOM and beastcoast await within the decrease bracket, only one sport away from going residence and trying to stave off a ninth-place exit and earn at the very least a portion of the $500,000 and three,530 Professional Circuit factors.