Dota 2 Last Chance Qualifier: Who’s Getting the Remaining Spots for The International 2022?

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The Qualifiers for The International 2022 are done. However, for some Dota 2 teams, it’s not the end of the line. A total of 12 teams are joining in the Last Chance Qualifier, and only two will head to TI.

The teams in the Last Chance Qualifier give the impression that this seems to be a mini-TI. If you don’t believe us, read the list below:

  • North America
    • nouns
    • Wildcard Gaming
  • South America
    • Infamous
    • Tempest
  • Western Europe
    • Team Secret
    • Team Liquid
  • Easter Europe
    • Outsiders
    • Natus Vincere
  • China
    • Xtreme Gaming
    • Vici Gaming
  • Southeast Asia
    • Polaris Esports
    • T1

The Last Chance Qualifier is scheduled from October 8 to 12. The format hasn't been revealed yet, so it's exciting to see what it will be. It will also keep the teams on their toes since there's a possibility of a patch coming between now and the start of that competition.

It's difficult to predict which teams will be winning, considering the participants. However, we'll share our top four picks.

Protecting the Puppey Record

Team Secret has a lot of pressure to be part of The International, which has been part of TI since 2015. Plus, Team Captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov has always participated in TI since the beginning, and we mean TI1.

To say that Puppey is motivated is an understatement. He’ll probably be able to take charge of his team more aggressively, so they’re one of the teams to watch.

Almost but Not Quite

Outsiders is one of those teams greatly motivated to be part of TI. In unofficial records, it appeared that they qualified for TI. However, an announcement from Valve proved otherwise. They were then heavily favored to win the Qualifier for Eastern Europe but were swept by BetBoom Team.

Back on Track

Vici Gaming is one of those teams that performed well in the past, but we haven’t seen them taking the limelight in the recently concluded 2012–2022 DPC. Even so, they’re a team that shouldn’t be underestimated. This team is full of surprises, and they may have the best performance during the LCQ.

High Expectations

A lot of Dota 2 fans in Southeast Asia were expecting to see T1 win the Qualifier. After all, the team was able to sign former TI champions Anathan “ana” Pham and Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen. However, those who have been watching esports long enough know that they would have difficulty, and it showed in the latter part of the Qualifier.

This break between the end of the Qualifier to the start of the LCQ could be what the teams need to improve chemistry and teamwork among members.

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