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After eleven days of gruelling Dota 2 Group Stage action, the 14-team Asia Pro League finally reaches the Playoff Stage. Who has made the cut? Here’s our round-up…

TNC dominate Group A

Since our last update, which saw TNC Predator take an early lead in the group, the all-Filipino side have gone on to breeze past whomever stood in their way. They ended the Group Stage with an 11-1 record — the best of any team. They dropped just one game to Invictus Gaming, who finished runner-up to join them in the Upper Bracket.

Meanwhile, OB Esports x Neon and Sterling Global Dragons took the Lower Bracket slots in the Playoffs thanks to 7-5 records. Neon took third place by virtue of winning the head-to-head between the sides 2-0.

Dropping out of the tournament are Eclipse (5-7), CDEC Gaming (2-10) and Aurora Esports club (2-10).

China best in Group B

Early leaders Execration couldn’t keep up their charge in Group B, as Chinese teams came to dominate. EHOME pipped DeathBringer Gaming to top spot, with both sides finishing with 9-3 records and securing Upper Bracket favour.

Joining them are Team Waooo and Execration, who squeezed through in the end. Both teams finished 7-5, and finished just above IamPoint Club (6-6), who now depart.

Also exiting the tournament are Avalon and Alpha Red, both teams suffering 2-10 records, the difference being Avalon’s victory in the head-to-head.

Top-heavy bracket brings plenty of hype matches

In the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs, TNC Predator vs DeathBringer is under way as we speak. Tomorrow, EHOME take on Invictus Gaming in an all-China clash.

On the lower side of the bracket, Neon Esports take on Execration, while Team Waooo face off against Sterling Global Dragons.

Who will take the title?

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