i-League 2021 - Playoffs Preview

The Chinese i-League 2021 is going to the playoffs phase. After 9 weeks of Dota 2 action and 8 teams battling it out for the top 6, we have playoff pairs finally ready.

rand 1919
Freelance Esports Writer
20th Jul, 21·☕️ 2 min read

PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming, Invictus Gaming and Team Aster ended the tournament’s group stage play as top 4 teams, while EHOME and Royal Never Give Up finished in 5th and 6th place which led to lower bracket playoffs.

EHOME and Royal Never Give Up don’t have room for errors, as their next series can potentially be the last one. They are waiting for losing teams from the upper bracket round 1. Here are the pairs:

  • PSG.LGD vs Team Aster
  • Vici Gaming vs Invictus Gaming

These 6 teams will fight in the best of 3 double elimination bracket all the way to the best of 5 grand finals. With around $185,000 for the grabs, this is one of the biggest Chinese leagues and Dota 2 tournaments. PSG.LGD is the biggest favourite to take i-League 2021 and that can be a perfect introduction for the upcoming The International 10.