'Dota 2' Kiev Major Qualifiers Yield Final Eight Teams For Valve's Next Tournament

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2013-07-09
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Qualifiers for the upcoming Dota 2 Kiev Major wrapped up over the weekend, providing us with the final eight teams for the first big Dota tournament of 2017, and there are plenty of familiar faces returning to the spotlight. A few new Dota 2 squads also managed to fight their way onto the Kiev Major tournament bracket.

We’ve known which teams would occupy the first half of the Kiev Major bracket since March 2, when Valve announced the eight teams that would be directly invited to the company’s first Dota 2 tournament in Ukraine. Many familiar names made the list, including Team Liquid and Boston Major winners OG, alongside newer teams like Ad Finem and team VG.J.

Over the weekend, Valve and its production partners ran qualifier events in six regions, yielding an additional team from each (two from China and Southeast Asia) for the next stop on the road to TI7. Dozens of teams participated in the events, including teams we’ve seen compete for some of the biggest prizes in the history of competitive Dota, but only eight squads would earn a spot in the tournament. And the winners of those events also turned out to be a combination of fresh faces and familiar Dota 2 teams.

Here are the 16 groups we’ll see compete at the Kiev Major next month:

  • Digital Chaos

  • Evil Geniuses

  • Faceless (SEA Qualifier)

  • iG.Vitality (China Qualifier)

  • Invictus Gaming (China Qualifier)

  • Newbee

  • OG

  • SG e-sports (SA Qualifier)

  • Team Liquid

  • Team Onyx (NA Qualifier)

  • Team Secret (EU Qualifier)

  • Team VG.J

  • The Greeks

  • TnC Pro Team (SEA Qualifier)

  • Virtus Pro (CIS Qualifier)

  • Wings Gaming

Dota 2 is currently available on PC, Mac and Steam OS. The Kiev Major begins April 27.

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