Evil Geniuses are off to a fast start at The International 2022

September 29, 2019;  Philadelphia, PA, USA;  A general view of the Overwatch League Grand Finals eSports event at the Wells Fargo Center.  Mandatory credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Evil Geniuses won all three matches on Saturday to begin the group stage of The International 2022 in Singapore.

Evil Geniuses recorded 2-0 sweeps over PSG.LGD, OG and Soniqs to climb to the top of Group A.

Royal Never Give Up sits in second place after sweeping BetBoom Team and BOOM Esports to earn a 1-1 draw against Team Liquid.

OG, who defeated BOOM Esports and Gaimin Gladiators, tied with Team Liquid for third place. Liquid swept the BetBoom team before recording a pair of draws, including one against Soniqs.

In Group B action, Team Aster, Team Secret, Team Spirit and Thunder Awaken recorded a win and a draw to claim first place.

Aster swept Talon Esports and tied Tundra Esports, while Secret took down beastcoast and drew with Thunder Awaken. Spirit defeated Entity and tied Fnatic, while Awaken swept Fnatic in their second match.

The group stage runs until Tuesday before the main event takes place on October 20-23 and October 29-30. Twenty teams compete in a round robin in two groups. All group stage matches are best of two series. The top four teams in each group will advance to the upper bracket of the main tournament, teams no. 5-8 will start in the bottom, and the last placed teams will be eliminated.

Standings of group A (WTL record, result on the map)
1. Evil Geniuses, 3-0-0, 6-0
2. Royal Never Give Up, 2-1-0, 5-1
3. OG, 2-0-1, 4-2
3. Team Liquid, 1-2-0, 4-2
5. Gaimin Gladiators, 1-1-1, 3-3
5. Hokori, 0-3-0, 3-3
7. PSG.LGD, 0-2-1, 2-4
7. Soniqs, 0-2-1, 2-4
9. BOOM Esports, 0-1-2, 1-5
10. BetBoom Team, 0-0-3, 0-6

Standings of group B (WTL record, result on the map)
1. Team Aster, 1-1-0, 3-1
1. Team secret, 1-1-0, 3-1
1. Team spirit, 1-1-0, 3-1
1. Thunder Awaken, 1-1-0, 3-1
5. TSM, 0-2-0, 2-2
5. Tundra Esports, 0-2-0, 2-2
7. beastcoast, 0-1-1, 1-3
7. Entity 0-1-1, 1-3
7. Fnatic 01-1, 1-3
7. Talon Esports 0-1-1, 1-3

– Media in the field

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