DreamLeague Season 13 European and Chinese Qualifiers
07 Dec 2019The closed qualifiers for Dream League Season 13 have officially ended and we now know 15 of the 16 teams that will be competing at the Leipzig Major in January. Now let’s discuss the two main regions whose teams are participating in the tournament.
The closed qualifiers for Dream League Season 13 have officially ended and we now know 15 of the 16 teams that will be competing at the Leipzig Major in January. Now let’s discuss the two main regions whose teams are participating in the tournament.
Chinese region Closed qualifiers:
The best teams in the Chinese region battled it out to see which three teams would be at the second Valve Major of the DPC season. Like the previous qualifier, 10 teams were split into two groups where they all had to play each other in a best-of-two round-robin format.
Group A consisted of EHOME, Vici Gaming, Look for Smile, Newbie, and Dark Knight. EHOME topped the group by earning an impressive 7-1 record while VG secured the runner-up spot by finishing with a 6-2 score.
Meanwhile, Group B included Team Aster, Invictus Gaming, CDEC Gaming, Royal Never Give Up, and Revive. Team Aster took the top spot of their group by finishing with a 6-2 record, while Invictus Gaming earned a second-place finish with a 5-3 final score.The first Chinese team to punch their ticket to the Leipzig Major was VG after they took two convincing victories over Team Aster. During the first game, VG’s Night Stalker and Keeper of the Light lineup dominated Team Aster during crucial team fights. Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun stalked the opposing Dire heroes all game and secured a 1-0 lead for his team.
Team Aster struggled once the game hit the later stages. Their Brewmaster pick failed to make an impact and their Morphling hard-carry could not deal enough damage to hinder VG’s heroes. The second team to advance to the Leipzig Major is IG. The Dota Summit 11 champions were able to win a team fight at the Rosh Pit which gave them the game three victory over EHOME.
The final team to qualify from the Chinese region is Team Aster after they take a quick 2-0 victory over EHOME. Team Aster secured the series with a game two victory over EHOME. Lin “Xxs” Jing had an incredible performance by earning seven kills, 15 assists and no deaths on the Puck during game two.
European Closed Qualifiers:
Over in the European closed qualifier, Team Liquid showcased their understanding of the new Outlanders Update by going undefeated in both the group stage and playoffs. Meanwhile, Team Secret made a triumphant return from their post-TI9 break, together with their new roster acquisition Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen. The team topped their group and defeated Nigma during the playoffs. The last team to qualify from the European region was Alliance. They also defeated Nigma 2-0 in the playoffs.