With the group stage of The International 11 coming to an end, all eyes focused on the playoff stage. Soniqs, BetBoom Team, Talon Esports and TSM bid farewell to the tournament, while the remaining 16 teams will face fierce competition in the playoff stage.
Let's take a brief look at the results of The International 11’s group stage, and then the playoffs.
Tundra Esports finishes group stage undefeated
One of the most interesting results of the group stage was Tundra Esports' undefeated completion of the group full of strong rivals.
Thunder Awaken's performance in Group B also attracted attention. They managed to finish the group in third place with their draws against many strong rivals.
Entity, on the other hand, could not maintain its rising performance in The International 11. They made it to the playoff stage from the lower bracket, albeit with difficulty.
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The International 11 playoff matches
The International 11's playoff stage will begin on October 20.
Upper bracket Round 1
- Evil Geniuses - Thunder Awaken (October 20 - 04:00 CEST)
Thunder Awaken has performed well above expectations so far. Evil Geniuses also took the first place in Group A with a performance above expectations among strong competitors. An interesting encounter awaits us.
- Team Secret - PSG.LGD (October 20 - 07:00 CEST)
Two quite strong teams will face each other. The favourite is PSG.LGD by a small margin.
- Tundra Esports - OG (October 21 - 04:00 CEST)
If you had asked who will win this match before the group stage, I would have said OG, but when we look at their performance in the group stage, OG performed below expectations and Tundra Esports performed above expectations. My favourite in this match is Tundra Esports.
- Team Liquid - Team Aster (October 21 - 07:00 CEST)
Team Liquid and Team Aster are both the leading teams of the tournament. Normally I would have expected Team Aster to win, but Team Liquid have performed very well so far in The International 11 and I think they will win this match as well.
Lower bracket Round 1
- Hokori - beastcoast (October 20 - 10:00 CEST)
Both teams continue on their way by drawing draws in many of their matches. Hokori finished fifth in Group A. Beastcoast finished seventh in Group B. I think the South American team beastcoast will win this match.
- Team Spirit - BOOM Esports (October 20 - 11:00 CEST)
- Fnatic - Gaimin Gladiators (October 20 - 12:00 CEST)
This is the match I expect to be the most competitive among the playoff matches. Both teams have a quite close roster quality.
- Royal Never Give Up - Entity (October 20 - 13:00 CEST)
In The International 11, there is no turning back for some teams anymore. You can enjoy this competition in Luckbox while all teams try to do their best.