DOTA 2’s annual tournament, The International 10 (TI10), concluded its first day of the main event, with all Filipino players in the lower bracket surviving their elimination games.
International teams such as Evil Geniuses (EG) and Fnatic houses Pinoy players in their roster, namely “Abed” Azel Yusop, Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto, and Djardel “DJ” Mampusti. Fnatic survived its do-or-die match against North America qualifier Undying, with Raven and DJ taking charge in the mid to late game phase.
Fnatic will Russia-based Team Spirit in a best-of-3 matchup. Meanwhile, EG’s Abed dominated the mid lane and led his team to victory, eliminating Chinese team Elephant out of the tourney.
EG will now face either Russian team Virtus.pro or China’s Vici Gaming in the second round of the lower bracket. Two Pinoy players qualified in the upper bracket — Carlo “Kuku” Palad and “Karl” Baldovino in Southeast Asia team T1. Kuku and Karl’s crew to face fan-favorites and top seed team PSG.LGD on the second day of the main event of TI10.