The qualifier season is here and 6 additional teams will earn a ticket to TI11. So far, BetBoom, Hokori, RNG, and Soniqs have claimed their slots. The WEU and SEA qualifiers are still underway.
We are back to another episode of a TI qualifier featuring bloodthirsty teams from all regions eyeing the coveted slots to the grand event. Teams are in the do-or-die mode and if history repeats itself, we’ll most definitely see some of the qualifier teams make it big at TI11.
If you want to keep track of all the qualified teams, you are at the right spot. A total of 12 teams have already secured their TI slots after accumulating enough DPC points throughout the year. These teams earn direct invitations and won’t have to play the qualifiers.
Twelve teams with Direct Invites to TI11
- Thunder Awaken
- Team Spirit
- BOOM Esports
- Team Aster
- Tundra Esports
- Gaimin Gladiators
- Evil Geniuses
The TI11 Qualifiers have finally wrapped up. There have been plenty of surprises and upsets in each region. Let’s take a look at the winners of the TI11 quals.
The winner of the TI11 Qualifiers
BetBoom takes down the undefeated Outsiders
Fans first witnessed a huge upset in the EEU region. Outsiders, also known as Virtus.Pro, has been one of the most consistent teams in the region. They were undoubtedly the favorites of EEU and they were in a strong form to grab that coveted slot.
However, they were completely annihilated by BetBoom Team, who stormed from the Lower Bracket. BetBoom showed incredible improvement throughout the qualifier, taking down Nemiga Gaming, One Move, NAVI, and finally Outsiders in a Lower Bracket dash.
Betboom becomes the first team to win TI11 qualifiers after demolishing Outsiders
Outsiders completely crumbled in game three as Betboom steal their ticket to TI11 with a convincing 3-0 at the EEU qualifier grand finals.
Hokori pulls an upset and defeated Infamous
Interestingly, the SA region sees a similar pattern to the EEU qualifier. Infamous was easily the favorite to win the SA qualifier and they too had an undefeated performance which brought them straight to the finals. Hokori, on the other hand, dropped to the Lower Bracket early after losing to Tempest.
Hokori were quick on their feet to adjust and they soon found themselves demolishing Infamous 3-0 in the Grand Finals. The team will arrive in Singapore for TI11, fielding 4 players who would debut at their first-ever TI.
RNG shines in the TI11 China Qualifier
The Chinese region poses a different story in its TI11 qualifier. Royal Never Give Up (RNG) has consistently been a step ahead of its counterparts and the team showed no mercy throughout the qualifier. They went undefeated and destroyed Xtreme Gaming 3-0 in the Grand Finals.
It is no doubt that RNG would bring high-level Dota at TI11. The team fields a star-studded lineup including names like Lu “Somnus” Yao and Hu “kaka” Liangzhi. The team also has a rising carry player from Malaysia, Daniel “Ghost” Chan Kok Hong who will make his TI debut in Singapore this October.
RNG qualifies to TI11 after another 3-0 sweep
The 3-0 sweep pattern continues at TI11 qualifiers. Though it is the upper bracket champions who take the win this time
Soniqs claims its TI11 ticket
Soniqs, or previously known as Quincy Crew, has always been in the heart of NA Dota. It is exciting to see the team bounce back after a rough year when the team had multiple roster shuffles. Interestingly, Soniqs went a full circle to end up with Quincy Crew’s OG roster, except this time around with Adrian “Fata” Trinks as team captain.
The team had some shaky moments throughout the qualifier but they absolutely smashed it right at the end. Soniqs successfully delivered a revenge match against nouns in the Grand Finals, winning 3-0. We’ll be seeing the crew back on the stage of TI this October.
Talon bounces back with a TI11 slot
Talon Esports had a drastic rise in the pro scene from a Lower Division dash to attending its first Major and now securing a first TI. Prior to the qualifier, Talon had a rough period of time with weak performances in consecutive tournaments. From the PGL Arlington Major to the Gamers Galaxy HatYai and most recently, the ESL One Malaysia – the team placed near bottom.
But Talon proved their prowess in the SEA qualifier, defeating Polaris Esports in the Grand Finals. They also took out the crowd favorites, T1 – despite the organization signing TI-winning duo ana and Topson.
Talon's kpii after qualifying for TI11: "I hope T1 wins LCQ, what's a TI without ana and Topson right?"
Talon Esports is the next on the list to qualify for TI11. During the post-match interview, kpii expressed his hopes to see T1 and the ana-Topson duo make it out of the LCQ.
Entity demolishes WEU
For a heavily competitive region, Entity made it look like a walk in the park. The team came from acquiring Creepwave in the Lower Division, climbed to Upper Division, securing a Major slot, and now winning the WEU TI11 Qualifier.
Entity remained undefeated in the entire qualifier, defeating household names like Team Liquid and Team Secret. Like carry player, Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko said in an interview with us, they really did show some Entity Dota in the qualifier.
Here are all the teams that won the TI11 qualifiers:
- BetBoom Team (EEU)
- Hokori (SA)
- RNG (CN)
- Soniqs (NA)
- Talon Esports (SEA)
- Entity (WEU)
One final path to TI11: Last Chance Qualifiers
This year, Valve introduced the Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) to allow more participants in TI11. The 2nd and 3rd place of each region’s qualifier will enter the LCQ and battle it out in a LAN setting to secure two final slots to TI11. This will be one extreme, yet entertaining bloodbath. The LCQ begins on October 8th and lasts until October 12th.
TI11 dates officially confirmed, Last Chance Qualifier details released, 7.31d patch
The dates for TI11 in Singapore have been confirmed in an official post by Valve.