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Quest Esports grabs the last TI12 slot, The International 2023 Qualifiers conclude

Quest Esports will compete in The International 2023 for the first time in history.

The brutal Qualifiers for The International 2023 (TI12) is now over. The final TI12 slot goes to Quest Esports, one of the favorites of Western Europe. This will be Quest Esports' first ever TI appearance and the team also fields TI first-timers.

Here is Quest Esports' TI12 roster:

  • Aybek "TA2000" Tokayev
  • Tony "No!ob" Assaf
  • Tobias "Tobi" Buchner
  • Omar "OmaR" Moughrabi
  • Oleh "kaori" Medvedok

All Quest Esports players, except for Tobi, have never set foot at The International. Tobi has played in TI11 with Entity, in which he placed top 12.

Quest Esports qualifies for TI12 through the Lower Bracket

Western Europe's competition is nothing but intense. With only two TI slots available to grab, there was bound to be a bloodbath. In this qualifier, notable powerhouses were eliminated one after the other. Nigma Galaxy, Alliance, OG, and Team Secret - historical names of Dota 2 all fell short.

TI12 WEU Qualifier bracket. <br>(Screenshot from <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">Liquipedia</a>)
TI12 WEU Qualifier bracket.
(Screenshot from Liquipedia)

Despite being a new force in the scene, Quest Esports is touted as the favorites of the region. This team has been outperforming many teams and even after losing ATF in the offlane, many still expected Quest to thrive.

Their starting journey in the Qualifier wasn't very good, losing to Luna Galaxy in the UB Semi Finals. But fate has it that Quest needed to do some side quests before getting their TI12 invite. Quest Esports faced OG and Team Secret, not only defeating both but taking their long-running TI streaks alongside them. Their final obstacle was a rematch against Luna Galaxy and with a strong momentum, Quest managed to defeat the underdogs 2-0.

A month before TI12

It will be a while before TI12 starts as it begins in the middle of October 2023. And if you're looking forward to watching more of Quest, fret not - the team is going to play in two other tournaments before the grand event.

Quest Esports is invited to BetBoom Dacha, a LAN tournament in Yerevan, Armenia this September 10 to 16. They will also compete in DreamLeague Season 21, the final premier tournament before TI12 on September 18 to 24.

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