Dota 2 Stockholm Major: Mind Games Disqualified

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The Dota 2 Stockholm Major was off to a good start. However, the second day brought some bad news. After forfeiting their match against Thunder Awaken on the first day, Mind Games has since been disqualified.

Here’s the thing, it’s not really something that the team has done, which should give fans some form of relief. Initially, the team had called on stand-ins to make sure that it would still be able to play in the tournament.

But eventually, it was revealed that some members were still not able to solve their visa issues. As a result, ESL One announced that it made the difficult decision of disqualifying the Mind Teams. Because of this, all teams in Group B teams receive automatic byes.

Group B

What’s been happening in the Stockholm Major? Let’s start with Group B. As of this writing, there are still matches left for Day 2.

So far, the results are showing that Gaimin Gladiators are in the top spot. They're followed by Fnatic and Team Spirit who both have the same win-loss record. Rounding out the fourth spot is Thunder Awaken. Based on the matches left, the ranking may still change.

Here are the matches left, as of this writing:

  • Team Liquid vs. Fnatic (Ongoing, Fnatic leads with one win)
  • Team Spirit vs. TSM (Ongoing, TSM leads with one win)
  • Team Liquid vs. Gaimin Gladiators (Match not yet started)
  • Team Spirit vs. Thunder Awaken (Match not yet started)

Group A

After a strong showing on the first day, OG dropped in the standings with two losses on the second day. Evil Geniuses still have to find their groove with two losses on Day 2. The top spot is shared by T1 and Tundra Esports. The complete standings for Group A are:

  • T1 (5-1)
  • Tundra Esports (5-1)
  • BOOM Esports (4-4)
  • beastcoast (3-5)
  • BetBoom Team (3-3)
  • OG (3-5)
  • Evil Geniuses (1-5)

Matches Left

After today, there are two days of matches left in the Group Stage. The first set of matches for the Playoffs start May 16 with the Grand Final scheduled for May 22.

What about you? Are you enjoying the Stockholm Major so far? Dota 2 is available on PC.

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