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The group stage has finally come to a close in Mumbai and the playoff brackets have been drafted.
Mineski’s match against The Pango was the final matchup of the Group Stages. It decided which team would be seeded into the Upper Bracket of the playoffs, and which team had to play an elimination match against coL in the Lower Bracket. In a gruelling series, featuring some ridiculously exciting Dota, the SEA team emerged on top after a 2-1 victory over The Pango and booked their place in the Winner Bracket.
There are already some hype matchups in the first round. There's the good old battle of Na’Vi taking on Chinese team Keen Gaming, there's EternaLEnVy vs his foes from last season, Mineski and of course there's hometown favourites Signify taking on TNC. Based on Signify's recent performance, that might not sound so great, but perhaps they can land a significant blow with the backing of the Mumbai crowd. Here's hoping for an excellent showdown.
Here are the full playoff brackets:
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The playoff bracket is expected to be extremely intense. We'll see two teams eliminated on the first day of the Main Event. However, before we go to the NSCI Dome in Mumbai, we will see two Upper Bracket Matches played out today.
Na'Vi will take on Keen Gaming at 12:00 PM IST | 02:30 PM SGT following which Team Team will be facing off against Mineski at 03:30 PM IST | 05:00 PM SGT.