Evil Geniuses Eliminated from The International 8
Despite their impressive performance, Evil Geniuses are no longer in contention for the grand finals of The International 8. PSG.LGD, who narrowly lost to OG in the upper bracket finals, completely dismantled the North American team and secured third place overall.
Evil Geniuses’ Strong Run
Evil Geniuses made a remarkable run prior to the lower bracket finals, eliminating two tournament favorites, Virtus Pro and Team Liquid. The individual prowess of midlaner Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan and support player Andreas Franck “Cr1t-” Nielsen was on full display in these matches. However, PSG.LGD effectively shut them down in the lower bracket finals.
PSG.LGD’s Star Performer
Lu “Somnus” Yao continued to shine for PSG.LGD, showcasing his skills as a standout midlaner. He decisively won the midlane in both games against Evil Geniuses, with his performance on Tiny being particularly impressive. Somnus dominated the game, finishing with a 13-1 kill/death score.
High-Stakes Grand Finals
PSG.LGD will now face off against OG once again, but this time the stakes are even higher. The winner of The International 8 grand final will take home a staggering $11 million, making it the largest prize payout in esports history.
The grand finals between OG and PSG.LGD is set to start at 4pm CT.
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