The International 8, the 8th iteration of the biggest annual DotA 2 Competition is merely half a day away now, and just a day or two back, the groupings have been revealed. 

Clearly, Group A is seen as the Group of Death at this International with powerhouses like Team Liquid, OG, Evil Geniuses, PSG.LGD and two SEA representatives battling it out.

In the second group for TI8, we have the third SEA representative in the form of TNC facing opponents like the undisputed DPC kings Virtus.Pro, Optic Gaming, Team Secret, Newbee and others.

For all that it’s worth, I hope that all SEA representatives make it out of the group alive (preferably Upper Bracket!) and then go on deep into this year’s International 8.

Group A:

Russia Winstrike
Malaysia Fnatic
China PSG.LGD Gaming
South East Asia Mineski
United States Evil Geniuses
China VGJ.Thunder
Europe Team Liquid
Europe OG
China Invictus Gaming

Group B:

China ViCi Gaming
Brazil PaiN Gaming
China Team Serenity
United States OpTic Gaming
Russia Virtus Pro
Philippines TNC
United States VGJ.Storm
Europe Team Secret
China Newbee

What are your thoughts on the group stage for this year’s TI?