After Kuala Lumpur, Chongqing and Stockholm it’s now Paris’ turn to host one of the Majors of Dota 2 Pro Circuit (DPC) starting from 9thMay 2019. Regional qualifiers held to finalize the participants of the fourth DPC event to be held in Disneyland® Paris concluded on 1stApril 2019. Fifteen teams qualified from all six regions, while the sixteenth will be decided later.
A total of sixteen teams will fight for a mega money event worth $1 million. Not only that, there are 15,000 DPC points available for taking where the winner will get a major chunk of both the points and the money. Most importantly the winning side will make it through to The International 2019 as 4,750 points would be enough to secure a direct invitation for one of the most valuable tournament of gaming industry.
There will be two teams coming from the CIS, South Asian and South American region each. And they will be joined by three teams respectively from China, North America and Europe. The sixteenth team will be the winner of the ODA Dota PIT Minor which will be held in Spilt, Croatia from 22ndApril 2019 till 28thApril 2019.
Region wise teams which have qualified for the Disneyland® Majors are as under:
- Team Secret
- Team Liquid
- Team Empire
- Keen Gaming
- Vici Gaming
- Southeast Asia
- South America
- paiN Gaming
- Chaos Esports Club
- North America
- Evil Geniuses
- compLexity Gaming
- Team Team
Now, it is important to look for the teams showing up in the tournament for the first time. The teams making their debut in a DPC Major are Team Empire from CIS and paiN Gaming from South America.
paiN Gaming had given a squad earlier but that roster was picked by Chaos Esports club taking the DPC points with them too. But paiN qualified under a new Brazilian stack named Butterfly Effec. The new roster was chosen by paiN after they had qualified for the Disneyland® Major.
Similarly, Team Empire made changes to their roster as well. There are two players added in their squad from their Hope and Faith squads joined in alongside Rinal Abdullin (KingR) who was a part of Gambit Esports previously. Qualifying for a Major is a big boost for a team like Team Empire who had been struggling at keeping things together at a big stage.
During the qualifiers which ran for almost two weeks, Dota 2 around the world witnessed a number of amazing matches and quality display of skills. The most incredible part of the qualifiers was that the fans saw OG making a comeback. The International champions of 2018 were struggling since their high profile carry player Anathan Pham (Ana) left.
At this moment, when Ana is back OG looked remarkably solid at the European Qualifiers and produced best game of the qualifying round vs. Team Liquid. In a tough and challenging contest against Team Liquid, though OG lost the series scarcely but somehow managed to qualify for the Majors with their consistent and confident fight against their opponent just the way a TI winner should play.