Dota 2 The International Qualifiers: Hokori Grabs SA Spot from Infamous with 3-0 Sweep

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If the results of the first two regional qualifiers are an indication of what's to come, we may be seeing quite a few updates. For The International Qualifiers for Eastern Europe, BetBoom defeated Outsiders and obtained entry into the biggest Dota 2 competition of the year. In South America, Hokori pretty much did the same to Infamous, the team heavily favored to win. Not only that, but Hokori also managed to sweep Infamous 3-0.

Hokori may not be that good for fans outside of South America but in the region, they're actually pretty good. They may have been joining a lot of Tier 3 tournaments but they've managed to place first in a lot of them. The team is composed of:

  • Edward "Lumière" Guillen
  • João "4nalog" Giannini
  • Pablo "Vitaly" Angulo
  • Thiago "Thiolicor" Cordeiro
  • Anthony "Gardick" López

Hokori is the third team from South America to join this year's The International after Beastcoast and Thunder Awaken. Meanwhile, Infamous joins Tempest in the Last Chance Qualifier.

Road to TI 2022

As mentioned, Infamous was the team seen winning the qualifiers for South America, and it's evident. From the start until the Upper Bracket Final, Infamous swept opponents 2-0. Hokori was brought down to the Lower Bracket after being defeated by Tempest. That didn't bother them as they worked their way up to the Grand Final, sweeping enemies 2-0 along the way.

Hokori's victory wasn't an easy one. In the first game, Infamous had the lead, but just before the 30-minute mark, Hokori won a team fight that turned things around in their favor. After that, they never looked back and eventually got the victory. The second game was all about Hokori as Infamous couldn't find a way to deal with them.

In the third game, it was Infamous getting kills in the early game. But Hokori once again put things in their favor, turned the tables, and won the match.

Regional Qualifiers

There are four regional qualifiers, and here are the participating teams:

  • North America (September 8 to September 12)
    • Soniqs
    • nouns
    • Wildcard Gaming
    • Alpha
    • The Cut
    • KBU.US
    • felt
    • Team DogChamp
    • Eternity
    • Arkosh gaming
    • CDUB Esports
  • China (September 8 to September 12)
    • Royal Never Give Up
    • Xtreme Gaming
    • EHOME
    • Aster.Aries
    • Vici Gaming
    • CDEC
    • Invictus Gaming
    • Ybb Gaming
    • Team Magma
    • LBZS
    • ShenZhen
    • Team Fusion
  • Western Europe (September 13 to September 17)
    • Team Liquid
    • Entity
    • Team Secret
    • Nigma Galaxy
    • goonsquad
    • Into The Breach
    • Alliance
    • DGG Esports
    • IVY
    • Team Bald Reborn
    • Water Rune Enjoyers1
    • Brame
  • ​Southeast Asia (September 13 to September 17)
    • Talon Esports
    • T1
    • RSG
    • Polaris Esports
    • Nigma Galaxy SEA
    • Neon Esports
    • Execration
    • Lilgun
    • Army Geniuses
    • Summit Gaming
    • Atlantis
    • XERXIA
    • TNC Predator

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