Boston Major Groups results are in for Groups A and B. Both Virtus.Pro and Digital Chaos shut out their opponents with spectacular performances – each landing the top seed for the main event. Hosting two stand-ins on the team, LGD.FY had disappointing results and were unable to clinch a single win to their name. The action continues today with Groups C and D battling it out for their places in the main event. All eight teams will compete starting at 10:00 EST/16:00 CET.
With newcomer Alex “Machine” Richardson at the helm of the panel and the magnetic Jacob “SirActionSlacks” Kanner kicking everything off with his shenanigans, the day was already promising from the very beginning.
Virtus.Pro set the bar extremely high in Group B. A double rampage by Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko closed out their first match against Team NP in less than 30 minutes with a score of 19:3. Not to be outdone, or disappoint his fans, the Ukrainian followed it up to end VP’s second game with another rampage. Between both matches in Virtus.Pro’s opening series No[o]ne achieved five rampages. The dominating CIS squad then carried on to destroy Newbee in a 2:0 sweep, ending their night with a thrilling comeback.
On the other side of the spectrum in Group B, MVP.Phoenix struggled immensely against their opponents. With two strikes against them after losing against Newbee, they were then bested by Team NP, 2:1, and slid into the last seed. They will have to face one of the teams from the top seeds of the three remaining groups in the single elimination brackets of the main event.
In Group A, Digital Chaos mocked the critics and betting sites that had underestimated them. Despite a rather underwhelming season so far, the TI6 runners up had a flawless run through the group stage to take the top seed into the main event.
Warriors Gaming.Unity have been awarded the upset of the day, as they bested the TI6 champions, Wings Gaming, in a 2:1 victory. The qualified team came out of left field with remarkable performances and forced spectators and opponents to take note.
Adding veterans Yang “END” Pu and Leong “DDC” Fat-meng to the lineup as substitutes due to visa issues, LGD.FY struggled to find a single victory. The team fell to both Digital Chaos and Wings Gaming and will now face one of the top seeds from remaining the groups – a tall task to overcome to stay alive in the single elimination brackets of the main event.
The action will continue today with groups C and D taking the reins.
Boston Major Groups results
Groups A and B have finished in their entirety giving the final seeding results for the main event.
Boston Major Groups results group A
Boston Major Groups results group B
Boston Major Groups C and D teams
Boston Major Groups C and D schedule
* All times are in local time EST. Games start at 16:00 CET.
Boston Major Groups establish the seeding for the Main Event
The sixteen Boston Major teams have been split into four groups of four. No teams will be eliminated during this phase of the competition. However, the teams’ group stage performances will be of great importance to their main event treks, seeing that the group stage establishes the seeding for the main event. The top seed of a group will get a random 4th seed from another group. Same process with the remaining 2nd and 3rd seeds.
- Sixteen teams have been split into four groups of four
- GSL Format
- All matches are best-of-three series
- All 16 teams will advance to the Boston Major Main Event
- Top seed of a group will get a random 4th seed from another group, as will 2nd seed be placed with random 3rd seed from another group
Boston Major Streams
Boston Major Facebook stream: Facebook Live
- LIVE ON DOTA2.COM: The games will be broadcast live through Steam Broadcasting on DotaTV. Up-to-date tournament standings and options to track a variety of other stats will be provided.
Boston Major talent: Well-known personalities return, new faces come to light
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Alex “Machine” Richardson has been chosen to be the official host of the Boston Major.
The CS:GO host and commentator will be making his big debut in Dota 2.
Machine has gained traction and popularity in the CS:GO scene with a professional and entertaining approach. Establishing himself as both a fountain of knowledge and beloved meme generator, he has been involved in almost 20 of some of the largest events in CS:GO and Call of Duty in the last year alone.
The Boston Major will also be the first time since the first International that no stats-person will be on hand.