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The TI9 group stage has been a roller coaster ride and we still don’t have a lot of answers as to where teams might land up. But the three days of Dota 2 action has given us the first team that will be eliminated from TI9 – Chaos Esports Club, the team that qualified from the EU regional qualifiers.

After playing seven of their eight series, Chaos Esports Club ended up with a score of 2-12, taking a game off Alliance and TNC. They’re yet to play Team Secret, but against everyone other than these three, it was a 0-2 loss for the European team.

TI9 group A standings (image from Liquipedia)

Chaos Esports Club was a team that formed just before the TI9 qualifiers. Matumbaman was kicked from Team Liquid and was picked up by Chaos, which worked out well for them in the EU qualifiers. But when it came to playing in the big leagues, the team just didn’t compare to the others. They will take home 0.25% of the prize pool, which is currently somewhere in the range of $83000. This means there will be no revenge moment for Matumbaman against Team Liquid.

In the top end of group B, OG managed to secure first place in the group by defeating Fnatic 2-0. Ana’s carry Io was on display again and OG are four out of four with the carry Wisp at TI9. They will get the option to chose their opponents in the first round of the upper bracket (between third and fourth from the other group), and there’s a good chance whoever it is will be banning the Io!

In the other group, the fight for the top spot is still ongoing between Team Secret and PSG.LGD. The last day will decide a lot of rankings and there is a good chance we might be looking at a few tie-breakers. These are the tie-breaker rules:

Tier-breaker rules for TI9 greoup stages (image from Liquipedia)

Hopefully, none of them will go down to a coin toss!

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