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The teams who managed to secure the final spots at the International for the said regions are OG, VGJ. Storm, Evil Geniuses and OpTic Gaming. All of the teams mentioned were highly expected by the DotA community to proceed to the big stage and were able to prove themselves as they did manage to win their place at the Internationals.
OG and its new roster was able to test their limits as they were able to top the lone qualifiers for the Europe server. The return of Anathan “Ana” Pham and the newly recruited pubstar Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen were the crucial changes that has happened to the team after they decided to pass out on the Supermajor. Along with the returnee and the newbie, captain and coach Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs had a change of role as he was replaced by Ana at the middle lane. He now plays the offlane and the results of the qualifiers shows that the changes done were worth skipping the Supermajor to practice the change of roster.
North America Qualifiers
The turnout of the qualifiers were as predicted by many analysts with Evil Geniuses, VGJ. Storm and OpTic Gaming having their spots at the Internationals. The rankings however had a different say as it was VGJ. Storm who took first place in the qualifiers. VGJ. Storm managed to beat both OpTic Gaming and Complexity Gaming during their three-way tiebreaker as they all had a 6-1 record prior to their matches.
With all the regional qualifiers done, the 18 teams set to go to Vancouver, Canada for the International are Virtus.pro, Team Liquid, PSG.LGD, Team Secret, Mineski, Vici Gaming, Newbee, VGJ.Thunder, Winstrike Team, Team Serenity Invictus Gaming, Pain Gaming, Fnatic, TNC Predator, OG, VGJ.Storm, Evil Geniuses and OpTic Gaming. The Internationals would start at August to have the said teams compete to get ahold of the Aegis of the Immortals
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