After five days of main event play, only three teams remain at the 2015 International Dota 2 Championships, or TI5: two veteran squads, and one wild card success story.
The day began as Chinese team LGD Gaming took on the final remaining representative of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region, Russian squad Virtus Pro. VP was riding high after their upset victory over tournament favorite Secret the night before, but that high was to be short lived; LGD handily eliminated Virtus Pro in convincing fashion, despite a game two where Virtus Pro successfully drafted Leshrac, a hero considered so powerful in the current metagame he has been picked or banned in every game of the TI5 main event so far.
With Virtus Pro eliminated, LGD would next take on fellow Chinese team ViCi Gaming, who had not lost a single game at the TI5 main event. Things looked promising for VG as they took game one, but, once again, LGD triumphed, eliminating VG and advancing to the lower bracket final.
LGD will be joined there by the final non-Chinese team remaining in TI5, US team Evil Geniuses, who lost straight games to Chinese wild card CDEC, who have owned the tournament thus far. EG's second game surrender (or "GG" marked the shortest game of the TI5 main event.
Evil Geniuses will play LGD today in the lower bracket final today. The winner of that match will face CDEC in the Grand Final in a best-of-five match, where the winning team will take home $6.6 million in prize money; second place will secure $2.8 million, and the loser of the lower bracket final will console themselves with $2.2 million. You can find more information about where to watch TI5 here, and see our video explaining how to watch professional Dota 2 below.