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The International group stage matches: Day 1 roundup

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The Dota 2 eSport event of the year, The International, is finally underway. Following the wildcard qualifiers on Sunday, last night saw the first set of group stage matches take place – lots of them. It’s still early days, so anything can happen, but who is looking dominant at the moment? Here’s a quick roundup…

Day 1

First off, here’s a summary of all the games that took place last night (via GosuGamers):


As you can see, it’s quite a mixed bag in both groups. Not a single team managed clean victories except for LGD in Group A who won both their games without issue, and CDEC in group B – though they only played one game

Team Secret, also in Group A, gave up a game to Fnatic, yielding a draw. This puts them behind LGD in the standings, but not by much. Personally, I think LGD and Team Secret will hold the top two spots throughout the coming days.

Group B is a little harder to make out, at least for now. ViCi were the only team to not lose a game, coming out with a victory and a draw. Behind them, surprisingly, is CDEC, a wildcard team, who only played a single game yesterday, but grabbed the victory. I think ViCi may hold that top spot. I’m not so sure how long CDED will hold onto second place though.

Last year’s winners, Newbee, have been mediocre. They drew their first two games. I wonder if they have what it takes to win again? At this rate, it doesn’t look like it.

Here are the final standings after day 1 (again, thanks GosuGamers):


There are still 3 days worth of games to go. These standings will look very different tomorrow!

Have you been following the action? I sure hope so! This tournament has been spectacular so far – filled with upsets and insane comebacks. Last night for example, I saw LGD claw their way back from a 20k deficit against Cloud9, which is nothing short of amazing!

Here are the links if you would like to follow day 2, which kicks off at 6pm South African time:


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Last Updated: July 28, 2015


  1. Some of the best pro DotA I have seen in ages. That Dendi Lesh though. Pls ban forever. 😛


    • DrKiller

      July 28, 2015 at 12:54

      I watched a few of them.. I wouldn’t call this “best pro dota yet”.. They probably leaving their strategies for the main event


      • Scruff304

        July 28, 2015 at 13:31

        Definitely leaving some strats for the main event, but there was some classy Doto being played. Never knew RTZ was such a good TA player, Dendi on the Lesh was disgustingly good, and the Storm Aegis steal was honestly next level. Even the Enigma hidden refresher to 3 man black hole and pretty much win the game was something special.
        My body is ready for tonight xD
        If anyone interested, there are also Youtube live streams which I personally think are better than twitch. 720p with 60fps.


        • DrKiller

          July 28, 2015 at 14:08

          Better than Twitch Source Quality? 🙂

          I’m watching Twitch source quality on my Xbone… Enjoying the relaxation at my TV


          • Scruff304

            July 28, 2015 at 15:46

            Well I have been watching at 720p, but those with faster lines apparently can watch 1080p without any issues.
            I’ll post up the links when I get home, and from there you can decide.
            Also been enjoying watching on TV. ChromeCast ftw!!! 🙂

          • DrKiller

            July 28, 2015 at 16:09

            I prefer the native app on my Smart TV 🙂

    • Guild

      July 28, 2015 at 12:56

      Only watched 2 games last night, thankfully one of them was the 2nd Na’Vi vs Cloud9 game. Was awesome to watch 🙂


  2. RinceThis

    July 28, 2015 at 12:43

    What did Martha just say?


    • hairyknees

      July 28, 2015 at 18:56



  3. Tiaan Pat

    July 28, 2015 at 14:56

    That LGD games…. more than an hour each :O crazy comebacks


  4. Galbedir

    July 28, 2015 at 16:21

    Only recently started Dota 2, and after a friend invited me to a party to watch one of the games, I instantly went and bought the compendium! Never seen the hype in Dota 2, but I must say…really enjoying watching these games and playing during these Internationals. Valve has nailed it.


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