After a long day of nonstop matches (15 in total, across three streams), the first day of the Singapore Major has come to an end and what a ride it’s been. First up, we have the ultimate underdog story – South America’s Thunder Predator topping the leaderboard with an 8-0-0 score. Since the region doesn’t jump to mind when people think of top Dota 2 regions, it was surprising to see how well they handled the first day of groups, especially since they weren’t the favourites in any of their matches. The Peruvians stomped all over Alliance, Quincy Crew, Team Liquid, and Team Aster without breaking a sweat. It’s been great to see this team in super Saiyan mode when they’re not held back by ping issues. Well played to the squad – if they keep this up tomorrow, it’s easy to see them cruising through the rest of the tournament.
For the rest of the teams in the groups, they are neck to neck all the way to the bottom two. Nothing much to say except that they seem to be evenly matched. There were moments of brilliance and many highlights throughout the day, but nobody played as well as the Peruvian team.
As for the bottom two, Alliance and OB Esports x Neon will need to step it up if they want to remain in the tournament. (Un)fortunately, only one team will be eliminated and won’t make it to the playoffs (thanks to beastcoast dropping out). As to who that team will be, stay tuned tomorrow to find out. Here’s the schedule for tomorrow: