Dota 2 World Pro Invitational SG: Group Stage Over, Time For Playoffs

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After three days of intense Dota 2 competition, the Group Stage of the World Pro Invitational Singapore is finally over. Eight teams are moving on to the Playoffs with the top four starting in the Upper Bracket and the other half fighting for dear life in the lower bracket. The end of the Group Stage also means the end of the line for four teams.


The tournament format has the teams divided into two groups with the bottom two teams of each group being eliminated after the Group Stage.

For Group A, China's Team Aster didn't quite make the cut, and it didn't help that it was swept 0-2 by both Alliance and TNC Predator. The other was J.Storm, who had a difficult time this tournament. J.Storm only managed to get ties at 1-1 with Aster and TNC.

Group B had another surprising result, as PSG.LGD once again had a rather disappointing performance. This has so far not been a good start for PSG.LGD. While the team didn't take part in the MDL Chengdu Major, PSG.LGD was eliminated during the Open Qualifiers for the DreamLeague Season 13.

The other team eliminated in Group B was Team Liqid, who continues to struggle with its new roster. For the Group Stage, the best that the team could do was get a tie with PSG.LGD. They lost 0-2 to all other teams.

Lower Bracket

In the Lower Bracket, plays against Natus Vincere. It's going to be exciting to see which of these two CIS teams will move ahead in the tournament. The other match is TNC versus Vici Gaming in what appears to be a sort of "rematch" of the MDL Chengdu Major Grand Finals. The stakes are high, as the loser gets eliminated.

Our picks: We're going with Na'Vi in this one as the team so far has solid performances. In the other match, we'll go with VG as it appears TNC has been having trouble with this tournament already.

Upper Bracket

In the Upper Bracket, we get to see Alliance take on Gambit Esports. Both teams have been showing good performances so far and both have also faced each other during the ELS One Hamburg 2019. In that tournament, it was Gambit that got the victory. It will be interesting to see which team gets the win this time.

The other Upper Bracket match is Evil Geniuses versus Team Secret. Both teams have new players on their rosters, so let's who has better chemistry.

Our picks: We'll go with Gambit, as this team continues to have some small advantage over Alliance. In the other match, it's going to be Secret, since this team is known to adjust faster to the new meta.

Playoff Games start December 18 at 9:00 p.m. EST.

What about you? Who are your picks? Let us know in the comments section below.

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