Each correct prediction for the TI10 regional qualifiers gives 1000 shards.
The WePlay Animajor, the last Dota 2 Major of the 2021 DPC season has come to an end. PSG.LGD crushed Evil Geniuses in the grand finals to secure the championship. All eyes are now on the TI10 regional qualifiers which start on June 23.
There are six regional qualifiers and each region will send one team to The International. With some big names taking part in these qualifiers, it will be interesting to see how the matches and meta shapes up. Community figures and players are also expecting a post-Major patch to drop, which will bring about some changes to the meta.
Valve opens TI10 qualifiers predictions
Valve has opened up predictions for The International 10 regional qualifiers.
Players have to predict one team per region that they think is primed to win the regional qualifiers. Only one team per region can qualify to The International.
Which are the teams in each TI10 Regional qualifiers?
There are six regions in Dota 2: North America, South America, Europe, CIS, Southeast Asia and China.
Here are the teams that will play in the regional qualifiers for each region.
North American Dota 2 might have been a meme earlier, but teams like EG and Quincy Crew have proven everyone wrong. EG reached the grand finals of both the Majors, although China proved too strong for Arteezy and co.
South America has thrown up surprises in the past. Beastcoast and Thunder Predator are not a part of the regional qualifiers. So the competition will be intense as teams like Infamous, Latam Defenders, SG esports, NoPing battle it out for the sole South American slot.
Europe is one of the most competitive regions in Dota 2. The regional qualifiers include some of the biggest names in the game such as Nigma, Team Liquid and OG. Seeing the two-time TI winner, OG in the open qualifiers definitely comes as a surprise. But the team has been struggling to find form. Very recently, they announced SumaiL as the newest member to join the team. However, Nigma has also looked extremely strong in the last Major and will be a top contender.
Teams: Team Spirit, AS Monaco Gambit, Natus Vincere, Team Unique, PuckChamp, EXTREMUM, Hell Raisers, Winstrike Team, Team Empire, Fantastic Five, Nemiga Gaming, B8, NoTechies, Trident Clan.
The CIS region has been overshadowed by Virtus.Pro’s glaring presence. The team went 7-0 in each season of the Dota Pro Circuit. With VP no longer a part of the Regional qualifiers, it will be interesting to see how the teams fare against each other.
No team is the favorite in the Southeast Asian regional qualifiers. The SEA Major qualifiers were full of tiebreakers and extremely close games. Until the last day, it wasn’t evident which team would qualify to the WePlay Animajor. Fnatic, TNC Predator and NEON esports are some of the popular names. But the likes of Motivate.Trust Gaming, BOOM esports and Execration can throw up quite a few surprises.
Dota 2 players have until June 23, when the first regional qualifiers begin to lock in their predictions. Each correct prediction will carry a reward of 1000 Dota Plus shards.
What is the schedule for the Ti10 regional qualifiers?
- June 23: Eastern Europe and South America.
- June 30: North America and Southeast Asia.
- and finally, July 7: China and Western Europe.
After being canceled last year, The International 10 will take place in Stockholm this year. The event has a $40 million prize pool. Valve is yet to take a decision on whether it will feature a live audience.