The review of qualifications to OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019L1mon4ikkk
The CIS qualifiers were carried out predictably enough. The winner was achieved by the guys from Gambit Esports, which had defeated No Creativity, Natus Vincere, and Old But Gold on their way to the desired slot. By the way, Na’Vi had equally wanted to win this slot and have already made replacements on the main roster after the failed result.
Ninjas in Pyjamas and Alliance, which were considered to be the obvious favorites before the start of the qualifiers, will represent the European region at OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019. By the way, PPD and the company qualified to the LAN finals, having lost only one map at the qualification, and Alliance had to make its way through the lower bracket due to a loss to NiP.
The team Forward Gaming was the strongest at the qualifiers in North America and beat J.Storm in the grand final with a score 2:0. This result can be called sensational because the team with Moo placed eighth at the previous tournament in the Major series and was the obvious favorite in the battle for a slot and Forward Gaming had changed two players before the start of the qualifying round.
Pacific eSports’ advancement to the LAN finals can be called another unexpected result. The Peruvian team has beaten more famous Infamous and Thunder Predator in the battle for a slot and there are only two players on the roster who have previously managed to come to light on the professional stage. This result only reflects the weakness and the instability of the South American professional scene because new and new teams often make it to rating tournaments.
Only one slot was given to Southeast Asia and it was taken by the guys from BOOM ID. TNC Predator is the interesting team, which also had chances to get to the LAN finals, however, the guys have been seesawing recently and their loss in the semi-final can’t be called unexpected.
EHOME and Royal Never Give Up will represent the Chinese region at OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019. There were no sensations in this region too and Newbee also had good chances to move further, however, lost the match for the second slot to the guys from EHOME. It’s worth to notice that matches were pretty tense and each of them didn’t last more than 40 minutes.