Recently, the organizers announced the list of invites for the championship and listed the participants of closed qualifiers in Europe, CIS and South America. For no apparent reason, Natus Vincere and Virtus.Pro did not get invites to the closed qualifiers in CIS.
Also read: Virtus.Pro won DOTA Summit 8.
List of participants for qualifiers in CIS:
HFZ (Champion of Pro Series S21)
Nemiga (open qualifiers)
Brestomans (open qualifiers)
List of participants for qualifiers in Europe:
- Team Doggie
- Team Kinguin
- Planet Dog
- PENTA Sports (Champion of Pro Series S20)
- Double Dimension
- 5ANC (open qualifiers)
- Team Singularity (open qualifiers)
List of participants for qualifiers in South America:
- SG eSports
- Mad Kings
- Pain Gaming
- T Show.Rising
- Stars (open qualifiers)
- G-Pride (open qualifiers)
The tournament will take place in China, on February 1 – 4. 8 teams from different parts of the world will compete for the prize pool of $300,000 and 300 DPC points. All participants will be divided into two groups, and two best rosters of each will go to the play-off with single elimination bracket.