The Bucharest Major Quarterfinal Teams Are Now Set
Posted 9th March 2018 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff    151 Views
Esports News – After four grueling days of nail-biting matches emerging one after the other, The Bucharest Major concluded its five-round Swiss format group stage, where we found out which eight Dota 2 teams advance to the playoffs and the main event of the major tournament. Meanwhile, it was unfortunate for the other eight teams, who have been eliminated and will not receive a share of the prize pool along with the TI qualifying points.
The $1 million major was filled with exciting matches and surprising results. Teams faced brutal matchups and showed off clutch performances. Evil Geniuses and VGJ.Thunder led the tournament as the only teams without a loss to end the elimination round. Additionally, Newbee, Virtus Pro, and Team Secret soon followed the playoff cut. For the other three teams, after a hard fight in the Round 5 low matches, Team Liquid, OpTic Gaming, and TNC secured their playoff spots, fending off elimination from the tournament.
Group stage round-up
Newbee, after succumbing to EG in a 23-minute match in the earlier round, took down NA’s compLexity Gaming without breaking a sweat. On the other hand, Team Secret forced a comeback against OpTic in a thrilling hour-long game. This bounded OpTic and coL to face off in an all-out NA elimination match for a playoff qualifying spot, in which, OpTic claimed the seat.
VP shut down TNC in a one-sided match to secure a seat in the playoffs. But the SEA team still had air to breathe against Natus Vincere, who eliminated paiN gaming in an earlier match. TNC was able to pick Terrorblade against a Dark Willow Na’VI pick, which has proven to be more powerful and in the end and helped TNC claim a playoff spot. Lastly, after becoming a runner-up at ESL One Katowice, Vici Gaming struggled the entire Bucharest Major, where they fell to a do-or-die match against Liquid. But Team Liquid dominated Vici to notch the playoff seat and sent the Chinese team home early.
Bucharest Major Quarterfinal matchups and odds:
- TNC Pro Team (3.851) vs VGJ. Thunder (1.247)
- Newbee (2.261) vs Team Secret (1.615)
- Evil Geniuses (2.439) vs Team Liquid (1.535)
- OpTic Gaming (3.663) vs Virtus Pro (1.268)