An unorthodox final game today featuring Techies, a first-pick Shadow Fiend, and a bevy of plays simultaneously well played and best set to the Benny Hill theme saw Thunder Predator secure their surprising status as the ONE Esports Singapore Major group stage’s top point-getter.
With a 2-0 against PSG.LGD, TP ended with a 12-2 record, losing just two games to Vici Gaming and OB Esports x Neon. PSG.LGD came in second with a 9-5 record despite the loss, while VG are the final Dota 2 team seeded directly into the upper bracket of the playoffs with an 8-6 record.
The South American squad TP are the only team from the region left in the tournament following beastcoast’s unfortunate withdrawal from the Major. And they haven’t disappointed with a flashy, speedy playstyle that often leaves opponents scrambling to keep up. For their efforts, they’ve received possibly the most difficult test of all—a first-round series vs. Team Secret.
The following eight teams will face off in the upper bracket of the tournament tomorrow, starting with Evil Geniuses vs. Fnatic at 9pm CT.
- EG vs. Fnatic
- Vici Gaming vs. Invictus Gaming
- Thunder Predator vs. Team Secret
- PSG.LGD vs. Virtus Pro
Quincy Crew, Team Aster, Team Liquid, and OB Neon will be in the lower bracket. Their opponents will be determined after the first round of the upper bracket is played, with the four losing teams dropping. The lower bracket commences on April 2.
Alliance were also eliminated today, winning just four games before exiting the tournament.