Two of six Dota 2 The International 10 qualifiers have ended. We found out who are the first two teams that qualified for the The International 10 from Eastern Europe and South America.
All teams that participated in season 2 of the regional league that weren’t qualified to The International 10 by finishing top 12 in DPC rankings were invited to those qualifiers provided that they did not replace more than two players from their last season’s team.
12 teams were fighting for The International 10 spot, but after 4 days of double elimination bracket, one team appeared at the top. SG Esports managed to overcome all teams and without a loss and with only 2 maps lost, they’ve won the qualifiers. 3-1 against Team Unknown in the grand finals is a pretty good result.
One of the most interesting qualifiers for sure. All teams were seeded based on their DPC point total followed by their standing in the final season of the regional league. This was one of the most stacked qualifiers, and CIS region is always delivering. Team Spirit, AS Monaco Gambit and Natus Vincere ware one of the favourites to take a The International 10 spot in the CIS region.
However, it was not so easy for absolute favourites Team Spirit, as they played a close 3-2 grand final series against Team Empire, an underdog of the qualifiers. One of the biggest flops of the qualifiers were definitely Natus Vincere, with one of the best Dota 2 lineups in the CIS region, they didn’t manage to get past lower bracket round 4, where Team Empire eliminated them with a close 2-1 win.
In the end, expectedly, Team Spirit is one of two best teams from CIS region at the moment. With VirtusPro already being qualified for The International 10, Team Spirit had a big opportunity to take this slot and to prove their worth.