Europe stands tall
The European teams dominated The International 2022: Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) on Day 1 with Natus Vincere, Team Secret, Virtus Pro and Team Liquid leading at the helm.
TI11 LCQ Day 1: West Europe and East Europe stand tall
TI11 LCQ Day 1 started with Team Secret registering a victory over Tempest and then tying the two remaining series of the day against Nouns and Vici Gaming.
Team Secret looked flawless in their games but at the same time appeared to be out-of-sync as well after a great start to their TI11 LCQ campaign.
Team Liquid and Virtus Pro followed a similar path to that of Team Secret, winning one series and tying two series each with the only exception being Natus Vincere — who won two series and tied one.
However, it is to be kept in mind that NAVI faced relatively weaker teams as compared to others.
Southeast Asia and China linger in the middle of the pack
Southeast Asian and Chinese teams currently stay in the middle of the pack on Day 1 of TI11 LCQ.
T1 started off their campaign on an aggressive note against Team Liquid. Topson rampaged through the ranks of Team Liquid in the early game on Primal Beast whereas Ana got a relatively free farm on the Gyrocopter.
However, Team Liquid mounted a comeback by stalling the game and allowing Matumbaman to farm in game one.
T1 had no answer in sight against the terrifying might of the late-game Team Liquid possessed.
Nonetheless, T1 ended up losing the series to Team Liquid and tied their next.
SEA and Chinese teams have only played two series each, one less than their European counterparts. We can expect some shuffles tomorrow.
North America and South America are laggards
The North American and South American teams performed the worst as compared to other regions. Honestly, they were the weaker regions heading into the TI11 Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) and it showed during their games.
Nonetheless, they are having a tough time standing up against the other regions at the TI11 LCQ. Let’s see what they have in store for us on Day 2.