Western teams continue to struggle at day three of the International Dota 2 championships

The third day of the 2017 International Dota 2 Championships saw some slivers of life from western teams from the lower bracket, but odds only seem to be improving for Chinese Dota to secure a second consecutive Aegis of Champions.

Wednesday opened with an emotional rematch of sorts as EU team OG once again faced off against Filipino team TNC. At least year’s International, TNC delivered a shocking upset to OG, knocking the tournament favorite — and winner of four of five of Valve’s Majors tournaments — out of contention in straight sets. This year, a revamped TNC and OG led to different results, as OG delivered a convincing 2-0 win against the Filipino squad and advancing in the lower bracket of the main event.

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