The International 2014 Main Event kicked off yesterday, and we now know the first of the two teams to be in the final on Monday.
Yesterday saw the first of the four days leading up to the Grand Final of the Dota 2 International 2014 on Monday 21st July. Beginning with the upper bracket matches we saw four teams face-off to make it through to the grand final. We’ll take a look at the results below, so don’t scroll any further if you’ve still got matches to view.
ViCi and NewBee played their best-of-three matches first, with NewBee coming out on top. Evil Geniuses matched-up with Team DK for the second round of games in which Evil Geniuses won two straight matches. This put NewBee and Evil Geniuses in the final set of games to determine who would move onto the final on Monday – NewBee took the win with two matches won in a row.
NewBee will face an unknown opponent in Monday’s grand final. The lower bracket matches are taking place today and tomorrow, so by Sunday evening we’ll know who will join them in the final for that chance to win the $5 million USD grand prize.
Although ViCi, Team DK, and Evil Geniuses were defeated yesterday, they each have a second chance to win as they’re in the lower bracket matches today and tomorrow.
The Dota 2 International 2014 Results from Day One of the Main Event (18th July 2014)
The above screenshot is taken from the official Dota 2 website, where you can also watch the matches live.
If you want to see how it’s all going to play out, head on over here to look at our Main Event overview.