By itself, stream A of Day 3 of the Group Stage broadcast has over 11 hours of video. Want to watch the must see games of TI6 Day 3? Read on.
Day 3 saw a little bit of a shuffle with the team rankings in Group A. EG held the position of Group A leader for the first and second days, but that didn’t stop them from falling from grace after a string of losses.
At the end of the day, Group A was led with OG in first with 11 points, EG in second with 9, and Wings and Alliance tied for third with 8 points.
Group B was a little more consistent throughout Day 3. Ehome, DC, and Newbee managed to hang on to the top of the group rankings. Wildcard Ehome finished out the Group Stage with 12 points. DC was close at their heels with 11. Newbee trailed behind in third with 8 points.
Keep an eye on Ehome. Game after game, they’ve been solid, and I have an inkling they might be leading the way for a return of CN dominance to the pro scene.
Alliance vs Escape
Escape, though making it through the gauntlet of the Wildcards to join the invited and qualified teams for TI6, has had a rough go in of things the group stage. That does not mean, however, that they haven’t been playing compelling DotA.
Even though Alliance stubbornly kept throwing their heroes into Escape’s meat grinder, resulting in two team wipes for Alliance at about minute marks 18 and 22, this game was still down to the wire. We almost got to see Radiant and Dire Mega Creep throw down. Almost.
Maybe next time.
Liquid vs DC
What a close game! I enjoyed this game from start to finish. Even when DC finally managed to get Megas, Liquid knew what was up. They put all their weight behind one desperate attempt to wrest victory from DC, but DC wasn’t about to let that happen.
Even with DC’s Megas, it really felt like it could have gone either way there at the end.
Liquid vs Secret
There’s no two ways about it, these teams were hungry for this victory. Normally you expect to see a blunder at some point, and there were some pivotal kills, to be sure, but the team fights this game were nothing short of awesome.
Also, if you have the fortune to run into Secret at key arena, be sure to give them a cookie or golden star. This game put an end to their losing streak, and I think a prize is in order. Kudos, guys.
The beginning of the game all the way through the middle is pretty tit-for-tat. Things look pretty good for Secret after that until they drop four heroes at 57 minutes in, shifting advantage to Liquid. But that doesn’t stop Secret from pushing to the ancient for the win.
More on TI6 to Come
The fun’s only just begun. We still have five days to go before the champion is decided. Even so, we’re sure you have other responsibilities on your plate throughout the week, so we’ll be updating TI6 news daily.