Nine of our teams have now secured their place in the World Electronic Sports Games including PSG.LGD, TNC Predator and FlytoMoon.
Even though there are no more DPC tournaments left for 2019, there are a couple of very interesting tournaments outside the DPC that are definitely worth watching. One of them is the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational that starts in just a couple of days.
However, the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) is also just around the corner. Even though we don’t know all participants yet, nine teams have already secured their spots. Some of them are considered to be the best in the DPC. Whereas others – not so much.
Qualified Teams – The big 3
The first three names that are definitely going to be among the favorites are PSG.LGD, iG, and TNC Predator.
The TI 8 runners-up started this DPC just a couple of weeks ago after missing out on the first two tournaments. However, it seems like PSG.LGD underestimated their enemies a little too much. As a result, the mighty Chinese powerhouse wasn’t able to qualify for the Leipzig Major. However, it seems like they learned their lessons and had little to no trouble getting to WESG.
Invictus Gaming will also be joining their Chinese colleagues after a spectacular lower bracket run. We can definitely see them getting a top 5 finish here if they continue to play like this. IG is one of the most prosperous teams in the world right now, especially after the recent roster changes.
Last, but definitely not least, we have TNC Predator. The SEA giants won the first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC and they are definitely among the biggest favorites here. It seems like they’ve resolved their issues in patch 7.23 after the shaky qualifiers a couple of days ago. As you probably know, TNC barely managed to get a slot for the next Major, after a lot of mistakes on the new patch.
The other attendees
Chicken Fighters are a very interesting team that’s consisted of players such as Ilya "Illidan" Pivcaev and Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek. Judging by their results, they are definitely capable of putting up a fight.
Another notable name here is Fighting PandaS. Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao and his NA team are continuing to improve with every single series. No wonder many people think they are one of the best teams in their region right now. Needless to say, they had little to no issue winning their qualifiers to get here.
The last big name, for now, is FlyToMoon, a CIS legend. Guided by Semion "CemaTheSlayer" Krivulya, they managed to rip through the competition to get to WESG.
— WESG (@WESGcom) December 12, 2019
WESG is always a joy to watch because it brings together thousands of Dota 2 fans from around the world. Scheduled to take place in early 2020, the WESG Finals will be held in Chongquing, China. Twenty four teams will give everything they got for that amazing $800K prize pool.
We still have no idea when exactly are we going to see the WESG Finals. Hopefully, they will be scheduled after the DPC tournaments, which begin in the first weeks of January. The last thing we want is to have two overlapping tournaments.