Participants of the Phygital Games 9 in Dota 2 playoffs determined

The group stage of the Phygital Games 9 in Dota 2 computer game ended with all the participants of the playoffs determined. The teams One Move and Hydra (Kyrgyzstan) advanced to the semifinals with two wins.

UALEIKUMNIHAO (Kazakhstan) and Thunder Awaken (Peru), as well as INFAMOUS GAMING (Peru) and Neon Esports (Philippines) will meet in the quarterfinals on July 26. Polaris Esports (Philippines) and Infinity (Peru) are leaving the tournament.

Group stage, 2nd round.

UALEIKUMNIHAO (Kazakhstan) – Polaris Esports (Philippines) – 2:0

The guys from UALEIKUMNIHAO knocked out Polaris Esports, who fought One Move in the opening match of the tournament, from the Phygital Games. The Kazakh team won the first match quite confidently with a 29:10, while the opponents spent 45 minutes in the second match, with the intrigue lasting until the last seconds.

"We looked at what Polaris Esports plays the most and banned the signature heroes. They have quite a small pool, not much to be afraid of. That clearly tied their hands," explained UALEIKUMNIHAO team player Ilya "CHIRA_JUNIOR" Chirtsov after the victory.

Infamous Gaming (Peru) – Infinity (Peru) – 2:0

In the derby between two teams from Peru, Infamous Gaming turned out to be stronger and became the final participants in the playoffs. Judging by the score of 20:9 and 31:15, they had practically no problems in this game, but according to the participants themselves, they had to seriously try to win.

"This is our first international tournament, and emotions got in the way a bit. It wasn't so difficult today, because we were playing with another team from South America, and it was easier to meet friends. It turned out to be a difficult match. However, we realised what mistakes we made yesterday by making certain corrections. Everything turned out just the way we wanted," remarked the Infamous Gaming player Pedro Rezende de Paula "mini" Luis.

One Move (Russia) – Neon Esports (Philippines) – 2:0

One Move beat the second Filipino team in two days, finishing the match with a 2-0 victory. In both matches, the advantage of the current Phygital Games in Dota 2 champions was noticeable at 27:18 and 43:16. The One Move team is proceeding to the semi-finals, while Neon Esports will start their way to the playoffs with the quarterfinal match.

"We realized that Neon Esports are afraid of us. They no longer applied their strategies, but were afraid of us individually. Overall, we played much better than yesterday. Tomorrow, spectators and the semifinal are waiting for us, we continue preparing," the One Move player Nikita Balaganin "Pantomem" said.

Hydra (Kyrgyzstan) – Thunder Awaken (Peru) – 2:0

Hydra players presented another surprise, this time beating one of the favorites of the Thunder Awaken tournament. The Peruvians failed to catch even one match – the match ended with a score of 2:0 (32:12, 41:14). Hydra has guaranteed itself a place in the semifinals, while Thunder Awaken will play in the quarterfinals against UALEIKUMNIHAO.

The Phygital Games are a series of test competitions in phygital disciplines ahead of the Games of the Future, which comprise competitions in 16 hybrid disciplines. Each discipline combines the concept of “phygital”(physical + digital), uniting traditional sports and eSports or VR/AR technology and testing both the physical fitness of athletes and their digital dexterity. The Games of the Future tournament will be held in Kazan from February 23 to March 2, 2024.

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