The International 2018 Main Event
Vancouver, British Columbia

Event Dates:
August 20, 2018 through August 25, 2018

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Recaps Of This Event

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Rediscovers his deadly form
August 24, 2018
Miracle looked hungry for his second Aegis of Champions against Secret. The Liquid star finished with a KDA of 23/5/24.
ANALYSIS
Miracle played Bloodseeker in Game 1 of the series. He easily won his laning stage against Fata's Necrophos. He had both Black King Bar and Radiance at the 22-minute mark, which helped take over the game. His 15 kills were the highest of the series opener. In Game 2, he shifted over to his signature Invoker. Miracle made his presence felt for Liquid with his early rotations, securing kills against Fata and Ace. Once his Aghanim's Scepter was up and running, it was all but over for Secret.
Does the dirty work for Liquid
August 24, 2018
Mind_Control was a steady presence for Liquid in their sweep of Secret. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 16/14/31.
ANALYSIS
Mind_Control had a hot start on Batrider in Game 1 of the series. He was picking off kills against Secret's bottom lane with good usage of Sticky Napalm and Firefly. His Blink Dagger at the 17-minute mark allowed him to pick apart the Secret contributing to 25 of his team's 40 kills. In Game 2, he had a rougher start with Wraith King, but he was constantly forcing Secret into bad fights with his initiations.
Boosts his Broodmother record to 7-0 at TI8
August 24, 2018
Matumbaman showed off his Broodmother mastery against Secret. The micro expert finished with a KDA of 26/4/25.
ANALYSIS
Matumbaman decided to play Broodmother in both games of the series. In Game 1, his micro against Alchemist in the laning stage was beautiful as he rarely gave off easy spider kills. His decision making was a thing of beauty as Liquid foiled Secret's comeback. In the following game, Matumbaman didn't slow down one bit. He dominated Ace's Phantom Lancer in the offlane early on. The Finnish star didn't even die in the whole duration of Game 2.
Frame-perfect silences on his Earth Spirit
August 24, 2018
gh was a human highlight reel in Liquid's series against Secret. The support finished with a KDA of 7/13/45.
ANALYSIS
gh played Earth Spirit in Game 1 of the series. He was absolutely on point with his Geomagnetic Grip silences onto MidOne that resulted in many key kills. His 25 assists was head and shoulders above everyone else in the series opener. In Game 2, gh switched over to Dark Willow. His Terrorize on top of the Winter Curses were a thing of beauty as Secret had no chance of fighting back.
Incredible three-man Echo Slam highlights series
August 24, 2018
Yapzor had a few good moments, but it wasn't enough for Secret against Liquid. The Jordanian support finished with a KDA of 9/16/29.
ANALYSIS
Yapzor had a pretty good game with Earthshaker in the series opener. His 21-minute Blink Dagger was a lot slower than he would have like but it immediately had an impact. A three-man Echoslam gave his team the lead for a brief moment in the game. In Game 2, Yapzor couldn't replicate his magic in the first game with Lina. He missed some crucial Light Strike Arrays that could have helped Secret take control of the game.
Punished for questionable item choices
August 24, 2018
MidOne was underwhelming in Secret's elimination bout against Liquid. The Malaysian star finished with a KDA of 12/17/21.
ANALYSIS
MidOne played Storm Spirit in the first game. He fared well early against Matumbaman's Broodmother. However, his itemization against Liquid's several silences was questionable, as he often shut down in his reckless initiations. In Game 2, MidOne was on the Monkey King. He was often moving around in the laning stage, and that hurt his economy game. MidOne managed to lead the pick-off game for Secret finding key kills for his team, but his items were lacking as Liquid eventually overpowered the European squad.
Hesitation hurts Secret's chances
August 24, 2018
Fata was rarely felt against Liquid at The International 2018. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 12/14/15.
ANALYSIS
Fata opened up the series with Necrophos in the offlane. He decided to pick up an early Eul's Scepter of Divinity to counteract Liquid's many silences. Fata managed to get important Reaper's Scythe kills to prolong the game for Secret but it wasn't enough. In Game 2, his Pugna wasn't as effective. Despite taking down the early top tower, Fata took a step back because Secret just couldn't control the map.
Never gets to play his heroes to full potential
August 24, 2018
All of Ace's efforts were for naught as Secret are eliminated from The International 2018. The carry finished with a KDA of 5/13/18.
ANALYSIS
Ace kicked off the series with Alchemist in the safe lane. He was destroyed by Liquid early and got his Radiance at the 17-minute mark. His slow item timings hurt his chances of helping his team mount a near comeback in Game 1. His Game 2 was slightly better with Phantom Lancer. The laning stage had him rotating from mid and safe lane. It slowed down his Diffusal Blade to 17 minutes, and he never quite got to raid-boss material for Secret.
Highly dominant performance
August 23, 2018
SumaiL continues to have the best stats at The International 2018. The prolific mid laner finished with a KDA of 21/6/32.
ANALYSIS
SumaiL kicked off the series with his signature Storm Spirit. He easily bounced back from his subpar laning stage to pick up kills all over the map. His impressive performance was highlighted by a long Ball Lightning across the map after a quick Bloodstone respawn netted him a Triple Kill. In Game 2, SumaiL's Alchemist was once again the target of VP's early-game aggression. He was killed the most on the EG side, but it didn't slow him down one bit. His 15-minute Radiance secured his 920 gold per minute. Despite being the focus of his opponents, SumaiL still managed a solid game.
Shows off his veteran smarts
August 23, 2018
S4 had yet another solid performance for Evil Geniuses as they sweep Virtus.pro at The International 2018. The Swede finished with a KDA of 14/8/28.
ANALYSIS
S4 played Pugna in the first game of the series. He shut down Ramzes on his Necrophos pretty efficiently. S4 camped down the bottom lane for extended periods of time as VP just struggled to deal with him. In Game 2, S4 was once again key in the Evil Geniuses win with Venomancer. His poor laning stage didn't slow his impact down. He was important in controlling up the Ursa and Tiny with his Plague Wards and Venomous Gale.