Representing the Philippines in “The International” DoTA 2 Tournament is team Mineski.Infinity which started last August 17 and ends today.
We were rooting for them all week and was glued on the DoTA2 livestream and YouTube replays for the group matches.
Unfortunately, our DoTA 2 flag carrier weren’t strong enough to advance even to the semis and bring home any prize (champion gets $1 million while 8th place gets $25,000).
Mineski.Infinity didn’t had a good start with 0 wins a 3 loses at the initial Group Stage. They proceeded to the Bracket Stage (under Losers Bracket) with a surprise win over OK.Nirvana.CN (one of 4 teams from China) in Round 1. They then fought off in Round 2 against Russian team M5 (Moscow Five) to no avail, eventually being eliminated from the tournament at this point.
Here’s a replay of their winning match against OK.Nirvana.CN:
Mineski.Infinity went home with a final score of 1 win and 4 loses, ranking between 9th to 12th of the 16-team tournament.
The championship will be played today between Na`Vi of Ukraine and the winner of the Losers Bracket (either EHOME of China or Scythe.SG of Singapore).