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/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">The group stage of the International 2016 ended with a few surprises. 

Stephen Curry 2 Shoes Grey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . On the winners side of the bracket there are several teams that snuck up on the competition with strong performances: last years champions Evil Geniuses, Digital Chaos, Alliance, and EHOME.EHOME dominated the wild card bracket and finished up as the top finisher, record-wise, in Group B. Alliance and Evil Geniuses were the two teams that came into the event with plenty of question marks -- questions on whether the lineups would perform well together or if they could even be contenders. Then, the dark horse of the group, Digital Chaos, was just a shock to the Dota 2 world.The main event should provide plenty of fireworks as well. These are the teams that could do some damage.Team LiquidTeam Liquid is underperforming.Thats an understatement.This juggernaut of a team is suffering from severe performance issues. The lone bright spots on the lineup continue to be the support play, especially Jesse JerAx Vainikka, but inconsistency plague and threaten the teams tournament chances.In the group stage, Team Liquid played to the tune of a 5-9 record and looked absolutely lost at times. There were certainly moments where the teams signature defense and comeback potential shown (its matches against Team Secret and Newbee), but it was mostly a lost cause. All that said, Team Liquid faces shaky NaVi first, who accrued a 6-8 record in groups. Should TL win, itll take on a beatable Fnatic or a very beatable Escape Gaming, meaning a good run and possible high finish is still achievable.MVP PhoenixThe team may be on the winners side of the bracket, but it drew one of the favorites, OG, as its first round opponent. However, not all hope is lost. If the South Korean powerhouse drops from the winners side, its placement will be forgiving in the losers bracket. The next potential matchups could be TNC Pro Team and then LGD Gaming, both very winnable situations.This is a team that moves fast and decides faster. This lineup blew up last year with a blitzkrieg-esque strategy to just plow through opponents, but this is refined MVP Phoenix. Its a lineup that could pull back and draw out mistakes, in addition to accelerating the pace. Theres plenty of potential for a top 4 finish.EHOMEThe darlings of the wildcard can run the gauntlet and leave Seattle as the champions of the International. Its all there for the Chinese. They lead the tournament in kill/death ratio at 5.04, third in average kills with 25.79, second lowest average deaths with only 16.93, and third in average assists with a robust 59.57. In other words, this team is doing it all.From top to bottom, theres been hardly a weak link and the bracket lines up perfectly for a deep tournament run. 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BOSTON -- The Latest on the merger of daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel (all times local):2:05 p.m.A top daily fantasy sports player says hes watching closely how the merger of the nascent industrys leading companies -- DraftKings and FanDuel -- might impact his livelihood.Saahil Sud, a 27-year-old Boston resident, says hes concerned the newly formed company would have the clout to substantially raise fees on players.If the companies also merge their game platforms that could also limit how many contests high volume players like Sud can enter.The companies have assured players they wont be making major changes at least through the next NFL season while the deal is being finalized. Theyve also promised to keep fees competitive.Meanwhile Dustin Hecker, a Boston lawyer whos been following the industry, suggests the merger isnt any guarantee the companies remain viable in the long run.He notes that both companies remain unprofitable, still face legal uncertainty and will largely be operating as separate entities in the short term.---11:40 a.m.DraftKings and FanDuels executives say the last year of battling with regulators across the country for their industrys survival helped bring about the merger of the once bitter daily fantasy sports rivals.DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, who will take over as chief executive of the combined company, told The Associated Press Friday following the merger announcement that the costly legal war showed how much of a common vision and common goal the two companies shared. Stephen Curry Shoes Black/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles, who will serve as board chairman, also played down concerns about the merger possibly running afoul of federal antitrust laws.He says the merger will help competition in the relatively new industry, which is an offshoot of traditional, season-long fantasy sports.Eccles says a combined company will help better push for regulatory clarity around the games, which have been likened to illegal sports betting.---9:33 a.m.Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.The two companies made the announcement Friday but didnt release financial terms. The deal isnt expected to be finalized until later in 2017 and still requires federal approval.Industry experts say the merger will likely raise anti-trust concerns with regulators since the companies control nearly 90 percent of the market.Company officials say the merger will help cut costs as the two fight to remain legal in states across the country.Daily fantasy sports competitions are online games in which players pick teams of real life athletes and vie for prizes based on how those athletes perform in actual games.But state regulators have questioned whether the competitions amount to illegal sports betting. Cheap NFL Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap Jerseys From China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Wholesale Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> Cheap NFL Jerseys China/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> NFL Cheap Jerseys/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> ' ' '