The Road to Bali Major: A Look at Dota 2’s Qualified Teams
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The Road to Bali Major: A Look at Dota 2’s Qualified Teams

The most anticipated competition of the year, the Bali Major, has finally come after a whirlwind trip for teams in the Dota 2 professional sector. 16 teams have qualified to fight in the event for the prize money and the glory after a difficult qualification procedure. We’ll look at the teams who qualified and what to anticipate from them in the competition in this blog article.

North and South America

For the Bali Major, Dota 2 is adding a new representative from the Americas for the first time this year. This year, Shopify Rebellion, Beastcoast, and Evil Geniuses all go to their third DPC Major. Nouns defeated TSM to secure their first Major place in the history of the organization, positioning themselves as the second-best team in North America.

China

Lu “Somnus” Yao made his return to competitive Dota after taking a break, and he quickly found his groove, helping his team secure a spot in the Major.

The final team to lock in their berth to Bali was Azure Ray, a team featuring three former PSG.LGD players. Their qualification was a pleasant surprise for fans, as they had a rough start in the qualifiers, losing their first two games. However, they bounced back spectacularly, winning six straight matches to seal their spot in the Major.

China’s dominant teams this season have been PSG.LGD, Invictus Gaming, and Team Aster. PSG.LGD, the runners-up in last year’s Dota 2 World Championship, will be looking to go one better this time around. Invictus Gaming, on the other hand, will be seeking to redeem itself after a lackluster performance in the Singapore Major earlier this year. Meanwhile, Team Aster has been a consistent presence in the upper echelons of the Chinese Dota 2 scene, and they will be looking to make a splash in Bali.

Southeast Asia

After narrowly surviving in Division 1 with two straight sixth-place performances, Bleed Esports emerged as the surprising Tour 3 champion in commanding style. After missing every Major since departing Evil Geniuses over two years ago, Daryl “iceiceice” Koh is finally back on the LAN stage.

Execration will be the only SEA team to compete in all three Majors, while Blacklist International also competes in its debut Major this season. Execration will be aiming to avoid their third straight group stage elimination.

Western Europe

Tundra Esports, the TI11 champions, ended Tour 3 with a spotless 7-0 record, which is particularly noteworthy in a region that has recently shown excellent parity. Gaimin Gladiators and Team Liquid, the winners of the previous two Major grand finals, are also prepared to travel to Bali. Both teams will attempt to make another historic championship run despite being qualified for TI12. The most recent arrival from the area is Quest Esports. The squad, formerly known as the Ooredoo Thunders, won a spot by adding Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf in the summer.

Eastern Europe

TI10 winners Team Spirit completed the DPC with a 7-0 record, winning every match 2-1, securing a spot in the third Major and getting closer and closer to a spot in the TI12 tournament. BetBoom Team, who has consistently performed on a regional level but has not been able to do so on an international level. The closest EEU team to a straight TI12 invitation is 9Pandas, who finished third in the Lima Major. Any victory in Bali will guarantee them a spot, and the team will want to test their chances of winning the title.

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