The Chongqing Major Final 6 Predictions

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Published on: 25/01/2019

The Chongqing Major is coming to an end and only two more competitive days are left. The top 6 teams will split most of the prize money and qualification points between themselves, and the implications for the TI direct invites are huge.

In this article I will take you through the first 7 days of The Chongqing Major and then provide an analysis of what we’re like to see next.

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The Chongqing Major Group Stage results

During the first stage of the tournament, all of the top teams achieved what they were supposed to with just one exception: TNC Predator, who fell to EHOME and finished 3rd in Group A. Apart from them, everyone had a great performance and advanced to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event.

These were the results after the Group Stage:

Group A

  • Virtus.pro – 2 W – 0 L
  • EHOME – 2 W – 1 L
  • TNC Predator – 1 W – 2 L
  • Chaos Esports Club – 0 W – 2 L
Group B

  • PSG.LGD – 2 W – 0 L
  • Team Secret – 2 W – 1 L
  • Forward Gaming – 1 W – 2 L
  • Thunder Predator – 0 W – 2 L
Group C

  • Team Liquid – 2 W – 0 L
  • Vici Gaming – 2 W – 1 L
  • The Pango – 1 W – 0 L
  • J.Storm – 0 W – 2 L
Group D

  • Fnatic – 2 W – 0 L
  • Evil Geniuses – 2 W – 1 L
  • Alliance – 1 W – 2 L
  • Team Aster – 0 W – 2 L

The Chongqing Major Main Event

So far during the main event of The Chongqing Major, 10 teams were eliminated and only 6 remain. These 10 teams finished on the following positions:

  • 13th – 16th place: Alliance, The Pango, Forward Gaming, Team Aster
  • 9th – 12th place: Chaos Esports Club, Thunder Predator, J.Storm, TNC Predator
  • 7th – 8th place: Vici Gaming, Team Liquid

The big upsets so far were Forward Gaming and Team Liquid. Both of the got eliminated much earlier than people had expected.

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The remaining 6 teams are the following:

  • EHOME
  • Evil Geniuses
  • PSG.LGD
  • Fnatic
  • Team Secret
  • Virtus.pro

The Chongqing Major Predictions

Moving forward, the most likely results are the following:

  • 5th – 6th place: EHOME, Fnatic
  • 4th place: Evil Geniuses
  • 3rd place: Team Secret
  • 2nd place: PSG.LGD
  • 1st place: Virtus.pro

The dark horse of The Chongqing Major seems to be EHOME, a team that had to win The Bucharest Minor to be here. Their performance so far has been incredible and it remains to be seem what they can do against Evil Geniuses on the 8th day of the event. In all likelihood, they will lose, but I do expect a 2 – 1 result in favor of EG and a close battle overall.

The other dark horse is a much more famous team, namely Fnatic, who somehow managed to beat Team Liquid in their last match (score 2 – 0) and are now playing for a chance to get a top 4 finish. Against PSG.LGD, they’re a longshot at best.

Read Also: Dota 2: a recap of 2018

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