The International Day 2: Top-3 matches according to NAVI.GG.BET

Dota 2 / News / 16 August 2018 — 15:56

The good games to watch in the evening

The attention of the Dota 2 community is focused on the event, which is a culmination of the year. The first day of the group stage at The International 2018 is already behind, and in a few hours, the second wave of battles will start.

Broadcasts run simultaneously on four channels, it is impossible to cover all the matches, but it would be a shame to miss the most entertaining games. We turned to ua NAVI.GG.BET players for advice: ua Victor "GeneRaL" Nigrini, ua Vladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek and ua Danil "Dendi" Ishutin chose three matches worthy of your attention.

ua Victor «GeneRaL» Nigrini
Player of Natus Vincere


eu Team Secret vs ru

The second game day will open with the "bears" coming together in battle with the team of eu Clement "Puppey" Ivanov. Of course, the performance of the representative of the CIS can't leave the domestic fans indifferent, especially since ru is one of the main favorites at the championship in Vancouver. During the first fights, the Russian team confirmed its status, which can not be said about eu Team Secret.

The debut of the "secret ones" at The International 2018 did not turn out as successful as the fans would have liked. eu Team Secret won only one of the four maps in the series against us VGJ.Storm and cn Team Serenity. Such a result involuntarily suggests that it will not be easy to compete with "bears", but players of Team Secret have plenty of experience and talent - we will wait for the bright confrontation together with Lyrical and Trent!

ru vs. TNC Predatorph

The next fight of ru will be against a team from South-East Asia. ph TNC Predator seems to be a regular participant, so in this game "bears" can afford to go for bold experiments and non-standard picks, but their rivals will have to give all 100%. The series starts at midnight, with Luminous and Winter covering it.

cn PSG.LGD against us Evil Geniuses

Those who will make it to the beginning of the fourth series of matches would likely want to switch to the second channel and enjoy the match cn PSG.LGD against "evil geniuses" along with Tobiwan and Synderen.  It's quite late, but also worth it! The arena will feature a Chinese team, which is predicted to win The International 2018. Nevertheless, for the time being, cn PSG.LGD split points with all three rivals - now it needs only victories.

us Evil Geniuses, on the contrary, took a good start and at the end of the first day they became the leaders of group A. Of course, it should be taken into account that encounters with eu Team Liquid, eu Fnatic and cn PSG.LGD have not taken place yet and can completely turn everything upside down. Only time will tell if "evil geniuses" will be able to hold their position!

ua Vladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek
Player of Natus Vincere


cn PSG.LGD against ru Winstrike

Carry of ua Natus Vincere is confident that watching the second representative of the Russian-speaking region in Canada will be no less interesting than watching matches with participation of ru The battle with cn PSG.LGD will be the first serious test of strength for ru Winstrike within The International 2018 - Russian players will face off the grandee of the Chinese scene and show what they are capable of!

us Evil Geniuses vs. eu OG

After the recent reshuffle, the confrontation between "evil geniuses" and eu OG has become that much more intense. The European team has lost two key players, and  EG, on the contrary, acquired a discerning captain and an experienced offlaner. In this match, the teams will play not only for points but also for prestige: let's see, whose reshuffle is more effective and successful!

cn PSG.LGD against us Evil Geniuses

ua Crystallize considers the most interesting series of the day the battle of the grandees of China and North America. In his opinion, the teams are distinguished by a high level of the game, that's why they must give the spectators a lot of astonishing moments. In addition, is it possible to miss the confrontation of such mid players as cn Somnus`M andpk Suma1L?  Perhaps such a peculiar derby is worth a sleepless night!

ua Danil "Dendi" Ishutin
Player of Natus Vincere

eu Team Secret vs ru and us OpTic Gaming vs. us VGJ.Storm  

Both matches will be very interesting for viewing, since in case of victories ru and us  VGJ.Storm these teams can be safely called the main favorites. euTeam Secret and us  OpTic Gaming, in turn, will be on the verge of dropping to the lower bracket of the playoffs, so they will hold the coveted victory by the skin of their teeth. 

ru Team Winstrike vs. cn PSG.LGD

This match will be interesting to see for the reason that both teams are equal after the first game day - 3 wins and 3 defeats from the representative of China and 2 wins and 2 losses from the CIS team. The result of the face-to-face meeting will determine who will break ahead.

cn PSG.LGD against us Evil Geniuses

There will be a very interesting battle. Let's see if "evil geniuses" will be able to stay on the first place of the table, or if players of cn  PSG.LGD can catch up to them. No doubt, both teams look very worthy, and it makes no sense to bet on someone, since any team can win. The key factors in the result of this fight will be drafts and lane arrangements. But the outcome is difficult to guess. I think that this TI can become the most unpredictable. Especially in the group stage.

Full schedule of the second day of the group stage