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DOTA News: Evil Geniuses dominating Group A at International 2022

Evil Geniuses swept all three matches on Day 3 of group stage action Monday, becoming the first team to clinch a spot in the upper bracket of The International 2022 main event in Singapore.

EG have won seven of eight matches so far in Group A, including 2-0 wins Monday against BetBoom Team, Royal Never Give Up and Gaimin Gladiators.

PSG.LGD moved into second place in Group A with a sweep of BOOM Esports and a 1-1 draw with the Gladiators. Team Liquid are tied for second after beating OG and BOOM.

Group B remains wide open, with Tundra Esports owning a narrow lead over Team Aster and Team Secret heading into Tuesday’s final day of group play.

Tundra swept Team Spirit and tied Aster on Monday. The only Group B squad with a perfect Day 3 was beastcoast with 2-0 wins against TSM and Talon Esports.

Twenty teams are competing in a round robin in two groups. All group-stage matches are best-of-two series. The top four teams in each group advance to the upper bracket of the main event, while teams Nos. 5-8 will start in the lower bracket and the last-place teams will be eliminated.

The main event begins Thursday and runs through Oct. 30. All matches will be best-of-three except for the best-of-five grand final. The current prize pool is more than $16.5 million.

Group A Standings (W-T-L record, map score)
1. Evil Geniuses, 7-0-1, 14-2
2. PSG.LGD, 4-3-1, 11-5
2. Team Liquid, 4-3-1, 11-5
4. Hokori, 2-5-1, 9-7
4. Royal Never Give Up, 4-1-3, 9-7
6. OG, 3-2-3, 8-8
7. Gaimin Gladiators, 1-4-3, 6-10
8. Soniqs, 1-3-4, 5-11
9. BetBoom Team, 0-4-4, 4-12
10. BOOM Esports, 0-3-5, 3-13

Group B Standings (W-T-L record, map score)
1. Tundra Esports, 3-4-0, 10-4
2. Team Aster, 3-3-1, 9-5
2. Team Secret, 3-3-1, 9-5
4. Thunder Awaken, 2-4-1, 8-6
5. Fnatic 2-3-2, 7-7
5. Team Spirit, 1-5-1, 7-7
7. beastcoast, 2-2-3, 6-8
7. Entity 1-4-2, 6-8
9. Talon Esports 1-2-4, 4-10
9. TSM, 0-4-3, 4-10

–Field Level Media

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