Opinion

Day 3 of TI7 main stage

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

I’ll skip the lower bracket games. They were one-sided and quick. The real meat was the upper bracket where Newbee played iG and VP played LFY. Newbee was a team I had pegged as chokers, as in almost every event they played in the past year, they either got to the top four and choked or bombed out. And I don’t use choke where a team consistently loses in the top 4. For instance, if a team plays up to the form they have shown throughout the tournament and still lose, I don’t consider that a choke. In Newbee’s case, they have always looked worse in the semifinals than they have to the rest of the tournament.

So their upper bracket match against LFY will be a big moment for them as that, now doubly so as LFY look to be the team to beat at The International 7.

VP vs LFY Game 2 was the best game of the tournament and is currently my pick for the dream finals for TI7.

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