With day 2 in the books, we look back at the surprises, the triumphs, and the interesting twists from the day that passed at the TI5 group stages. Some teams fell back to earth, while others continued their hot run. Unfortunately, some teams completely fell off the map as well. Let’s take a look at the highlights from day 2:
Starting at the top, both Secret and LGD had good days; Secret had back to back sweeps against Cloud 9 followed by Na’Vi, looking invincible in the process. Meanwhile, LGD started with a split against IG, but then proceeded to have a painless sweep against the Korean’s MVP Phoenix. Complexity Gaming continued their amazing run, beginning the day by sweeping Na’Vi and then splitting a series against Invictus Gaming. Not bad for a consensus bottom 5 team coming into TI5.
Teams that turned their fortunes around with a strong day 2 include EG, who managed a sweep of one of the tournament favorites, VG, followed by another 2-0 against MVP H6ix. Cloud 9 managed to pull out 3 points, despite being swept by Secret, which is about as good as they could have hoped for, given their schedule. Team Empire also had a decent day, managing a sweep off of a strong Virtus Pro side, but then couldn’t manage to take a game against the Chinese qualifiers, CDEC Gaming.
Teams that really struggled start and end with Na’Vi. The former world champions were swept by underdog Complexity Gaming, and then by Secret. Without some stroke of miracle, their chances at this year’s TI are looking slim. Fnatic was another team that had a really rough day 2; they were swept by Cloud 9 and then only managed a split against MVP Phoenix. The Malaysians will need to step up their game if they want to duplicate their miracle run at TI3.
TI5 Group Stage Day 2 Stats, Standings & Results – Group A
TI5 Group Stage Day 2 Stats, Standings & Results – Group B
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