TI6 Groupstages: EHOME secure 1st place for Group B; Fnatic, Secret end up in Lower Bracket
EHOME‘s Cinderella run at TI continues as the former king is staging his return to the global stage.
The one and only EHOME, who one uphold their status as a “king” among teams during their Defense of the Ancients prime, continues with their Cinderella story at TI6 after a series of non-stellar performances prior to Valve’s biggest event. Finishing first at the groupstages, EHOME secures at 12-2 overall victory after finishing the day with a win against ViCi Gaming Reborn (2-0) and a tied series with Digital Chaos (1-1). EHOME‘s amazing run is now being compared to fellow Chinese team CDEC, who also underwent through the Wildcards before qualifying for the main event and ultimately winning 2nd place at TI5.
North American team Digital Chaos will follow EHOME at 2nd place, while Newbee, the team that is expected to dominate group B will end up 3rd wining against Team Secret (2-0) for Day 3, and scoring a tie during their game against MVP Phoenix (1-1). DC will be the only team to beat EHOME for today although they will fail in scoring a sweep even with the surprise Meepo pick for w33 on game 2.
On the other hand, Fnatic, who struggled from Day 1 to Day 2 has seen a ray of hope for Day 3 after scoring against MVP Phoenix (1-1) and ViCi Gamin Reborn (2-0), however, due to their fate during the previous days, it will not be enough to help them grab an upper bracket seed as they only finish 5th place, with just 1 game away from tieing the final score against MVP. Team Secret will continue on with their lackluster performance on the final day of the groups, losing to Newbee (0-2) and only winning against Team Liquid (2-0).
Groupstage Group B Final Standings
|8||ViCi Gaming Reborn||4-10|