Dota 2 Teams Fight To Take MDL Chengdu Major Final Spot

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It's the first Minor of the season.
It's the first Minor of the season. Beyond the Summit

Eight of the world's best Dota 2 teams are ready to fight it out at the upcoming Dota Summit 11. The tournament is set for November 7 in Los Angeles. The tournament offers a $300,000 prize pool and 660 Dota Pro Circuit Points.

However, the teams participating are likely more interested in getting that coveted final spot to the MDL Chengdu Major.

So what do we expect from the new season's first Minor?

CIS Region

CIS were given two slots for the Minor. During the qualifiers it was Virtus.Pro that dominated, getting the first spot by beating Old but Gold (2-0) and then jfshfh178 (2-0). The second spot was claimed by HellRaisers, who had earlier dropped to the Lower Bracket, but then went on to win its next two games to secure the spot.

That said, VP made the decision to drop from the tournament in the middle of October. VP General Manager Roman Dvoryankin announced that rather than address the issues related to the tournament, the team made the decision to instead put its focus on the ESL One Hamburg 2019 tournament.

As such, third placer jfshfh178 replaces VP in the Summit 11 Minor tournament.

Europe Region

Like with CIS, Europe was given two slots. The first spot went to Ninjas in Pyjamas who has a rather new roster. The second is Ad Finem, who is also joining the Minor with a new roster.

China Region

The China Qualifier had an interesting set with CDEC Gaming, Invictus Gaming, Newbee, and Royal Never Give Up. The tournament was all Invictus Gaming and CDEC, with the former eventually managing to get the spot.

Southeast Asia Region

With TNC and Fnatic already in the Major, the Minors fell to Geek Fam, BOOM Esports, Cignal Ultra, and Team Jinesbrus. It wasn't surprising that Geek Fam got the spot given the experience of it roster.

North America Region

The qualifiers for this region saw the team-up of brothers Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan and Yawar "YawaR" Hassan on Quincy Crew. With this teamup, Quincy Crew easily secured the top spot of the region. However after the qualifier, SumaiL made the decision to leave the team and was replaced by Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek, who is on loan from Team Singularity.

South America Region

For South America, it was initially NoPing e-sports who took the lead and obtained a Grand Finals appearance. However after an intense match that went the distance, paiN Gaming grabbed the win and the slot to the Minor.

So who do you think is going to the MDL Chengdu Major?

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