The two leaders are now Invictus Gaming and Vici Gaming. Both are on top of their group with a 4-1-0 standing, meaning they won 9 games and lost 1 match each.
The revenge of the underdogs
The second day was the dawn of the underdogs as there were many surprising results occurring. SG esports managed to overcome Fnatic in two extremely long matches, lasting for 53 and 64 minutes. While Marc Polo Luis 'Raven' Fausto got the most kills in both games, it was not enough to secure the victory.
Reigning champions OG were leading after the first day. However, the previously weakened Team Aster are now back in (nearly) full force as their midlaner Liu 'White ` Album' Yuhao is able to play again. Their first encounter of the day was against OG and they took them down with a clean 2-0. Notable: Du 'Monet' Peng's dangerous 26/2/9 Ursa. But don't worry OG fans, the team later brought a stronger performance with a cool triple rampage by Sumail 'SumaiL' Syed Hassan which you can find in the highlight below.
White丶Album also deserves special recognition as apparently, he is playing while still feeling weak and he is barely able to eat.
Team Aster's White丶Album wasn't able to play yesterday due to Covid symptoms. Today he's still weak & barely able to eat or even aim his mouse clicks properly, but he insisted on playing. "My team needs me."#TI10— Tiffani 'Oling' Lim (@babyolingg) October 8, 2021
Virtus.pro were also leading after day one but got defeated 2-0 by T1 who had quite the rocky start at TI. The third block of games then saw underdogs Team Spirit conquer the superstar roster of Elephant with ease.
The next games will start at 09:00 CEST on Saturday, 9 October. There will once again be four series at the same time. One of those encounters will be an exciting series between EG and OG opening the day.
Highlight clips from Day 2
Triple rampage for Sumail
Yapzor once again shows he is the best Rubick player
Nikobaby destroys EG
Slacks has the perfect advice to get your dream body while playing Dota
Please don't repeat that in pubs
The real battle inside the battle pic.twitter.com/klwZMn9fN5— OG @T EYE (@OGesports) October 8, 2021
Book of the Dead = best Neutral Item confirmed
Photo credit: OG