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Only five matches remaining in one group and six matches remaining in the other.

 

With only five matches remaining in one group and six matches remaining in the other, you may expect teams to be fairly limited to their mobility at this stage in the groupstage. The truth is actually much more frustrating: most teams can still grab a top seed… but only due to factors outside of their control. Which teams have the best odds on the group stage dice? We break down what your favorite team needs to get their best possible seeding going into Day 4.

 

Group A

 

As expected before the group stage,, Group A is a bit more top-heavy, meaning the teams at the top have much less to fear and the teams at the bottom have much less to grasp. However, there are still some interesting possibilities in this group, specifically regarding the ever important 4th/5th seed split.

 

Best case: 5th 
Worst case: 8th
Most likely tied for 7th-8th
Best case: tied for 3rd
Worst case: tied for 8th – 6th 
Most likely: 5th
Best case: 4th place
Worst case: three-way 5th – 7th
Most Likely: 6th
Best case: 3rd place
Worst case: 6th place
Most Likely: 4th place
Best case: 3rd place
Worst case: 5th place
Most likely: 3rd place
Best case: 1st
Worst case: 2nd 
Most likely: A tie between the two

 

Group B

 

The fact that the last place team can still land in the upper bracket and the current penultimate team could shoot for 2nd shows just how close this group has been, especially in the mids.EHOME vs VP may be the single most important remaining match for determining The International's main event layout! Unfortunately, it just happens to be played at the same time as EG vs CDEC, which is the single most important remaining match for determining which team will be first in this group.

 

Best case: Tied for 4th – 6th
Worst case: 8th
Most likely: 8th
Best case: Tied for 4th – 2nd 
Worse case: 8th 
Most likely: 7th
Best case: Tied for 4th against each other
Worst case: Tied for 8th against each other
Most likely: Tied with each other for 4th – 5th
Best case: tied for 1st 
Worst case: tied for 7th
Most likely: 6th (this is a very difficult call—EHOME is definitely the most pivotal team to watch on Day 4)
Best case: 2nd
Worst case: Tied 4th – 6th
Most likely: 3rd
Best case: Either team in 1st
Worst case: For EG, tied 3rd – 5th; For CDEC 3rd
Most likely: Anybody’s guess

 

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