TI6 Group Stage has Finished

The group stage of The International 6 has come to an end. Some sensational upsets did occur, like the rise of EHOME, who struggled in the wildcard contest, dominated Group B with 12 wins and only 2 losses. Literally, no one saw that coming. Another surprising result was Team Liquid who didn’t manage to make it to the upper bracket. Since Liquid were considered one of the favorites coming into the biggest eSports event in the world.

Also, the all Swedish team Alliance, the winners of the very first The International fought their way through to the upper bracket. Will the Swedish giants prevail and claim another title? It will be tough as hell but surely fun for the nostalgic Dota 2 fans. It’s amazing how the prize pool of TI keeps growing each year. A huge part of the pool is funded by the Dota 2 community, it’s amazing seeing the fans passion for the game.

eSports overall is growing each year. Dota 2, CSGO, League of Legends, and Hearthstone have already established as prominent eSports with tons of tournaments and leagues being played annually. And more eSports games are on the rise, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch being two of them. In the future we will most likely see eSports on TV more frequently, we’ll also see commercials promoting eSports betting sites. It will most certainly be a billion-dollar industry within only a few years from now.

August 7, 2016: posted in News, ti2016 No Comments

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