TI8 - Discussion Thread

  • Group Stage - August 15th - August 18th, 2018

    • All eighteen teams are divided into two groups where they play in a Round Robin format.
      • All matches are played in a Bo2.
      • The top four teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event.
      • The bottom team in each group is eliminated.
      • The remaining teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Main Event.
  • Main Event - August 20th - August 25th, 2018

    • Sixteen teams play in a double-elimination format over six days.
      • Eight teams begin in the Upper Bracket, eight in the Lower Bracket.
      • First Lower Bracket round is Bo1, Grand Finals are Bo5, all others rounds are Bo3.

Here’s the format, EG’s first game is in 15 minutes I think.

EG plays VG.J Thunder who haven’t been good in a while and just barely sneaked in with a DPC invite. If they don’t put up a good showing here I’ll be worried.

Isn’t this TI8

oh yeah lmao


rtz going off in g1

nice game from RTZ there but sumail had some very questionable plays on alch.

in other news, fnatic looked OK vs liquid but lost a couple fights vs spectre and couldn’t recover.

OG got annihilated by LGD.

iG vs Mineski didnt even have an official stream as far as i can tell.

production in terms of audio/video quality has been poor at best on the streams that actually do exist.

basically exactly what i expected from valvE!

that was some classic Elmo sacrificial alch

fnatic drafts have actually been hype

sumails poppin off


Damn now I ain’t gonna be productive for a month

39-1 lmao

Sumail shows why hes king as EG demolishes VGJ.T in the second game.

OG wins an impressive close game against LGD off the back of topson QW invo and ana morphling.

fnatic destroys liquid 39-1 and could have 2-0d liquid if they didnt throw a big lead in game 1.

HELL yes

Having 4 series play out at the exact same time is so fucking stupid.

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idk, i think its forgivable. its a 4day group stage already and idk what else they can do other than shortening the format, and I personally really like the round robin bo2s.

go optic

grant’s casting TI what a time to be dead inside!

grant bookended by SWINDLEZ AND BSJ who both have HOT MICS

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