TI12 South American Region Qualifiers: Last Spot Prediction

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TI12 South American Region Qualifiers: Last Spot Prediction

Here are our picks for which two teams from the South American Region will take the last two TI 12 slot to join beastcoast and Evil Geniuses for a shot at the Aegis

As The International 2023 draws closer, the spotlight illuminates South American Dota 2, a scene that has evolved from obscurity into a formidable global presence. Battling through challenges like connectivity issues and limited sponsorships, South American players have shown tenacity, resulting in the direct invitations of beastcoast and Evil Geniuses to the main event. 

However, this tale is far from over. With TI12 on the horizon, two more South American teams will rise from the qualifiers, fueled by the region's passion and the aspiration to secure its first TI championship, leaving a lasting legacy in the game's history.

Hopes Aim High for the First-ever TI Win

Approaching the TI12 South American qualifiers, the stakes heighten as teams embark on an emotional quest for an international spot. Each match bears symbolic weight, reflecting the legacy of South American Dota 2 and the determination that defines the region. In these qualifiers, dreams either flourish or fade, as players strive to represent their homeland at The International.

For South America, a TI championship means validation beyond a title, seeking recognition for their region. Amid this pressure, the hopes of South American Dota 2 rest on teams like beastcoast and EG, who earned direct invites through impressive DPC performances. Notably, beastcoast's victory over Fnatic secured EG's invite, showcasing the unity within the South American scene and their shared ambition for success at The International.

The TI12 South American qualifiers are pivotal for the region's Dota 2 legacy, as teams aim to showcase South America's global Dota 2 standing. The journey will be marked by both triumphs and challenges, revealing the unwavering determination of South American players. With the absence of a South American TI champion, these qualifiers provide a pivotal opportunity for the region to leave its mark. South American Dota 2 aspires to exceed expectations, demonstrating skill, strategy, and unity as formidable contenders for the championship title.

EG and Beastcoast Prepare for TI12

As the road to TI12 unfolds, the weight of South American aspirations rests upon the shoulders of EG and beastcoast. Their remarkable performances have earned them coveted spots on the grand stage of The International, embodying the region's hopes for a championship title.

TI12 South American Region Qualifiers: Last Spot Prediction

Evil Geniuses (EG) secured their place at TI12 after navigating a challenging path. Overcoming obstacles and fierce competition, EG's performance in the Dota Pro Circuit earned them a direct invitation to the tournament. Their dedication and skill in the qualifiers showcased their commitment to representing their home region and contending for the coveted TI championship.

TI12 South American Region Qualifiers: Last Spot Prediction

Beastcoast's journey to TI12 is a story of determination and triumph. Through consistent and impressive performances in the Dota Pro Circuit, they earned their spot on the grand stage of TI12. Overcoming opponents and demonstrating their strategic prowess, beastcoast solidified their presence as a formidable force in the South American Dota 2 scene. Their qualification speaks to the region's growth and potential as they prepare to compete among the world's best teams.

beastcoast’s TI 12 Roster:

  • David “Parker” Nicho Chote (Carry) 
  • Gonzalo “DarkMago” Herrera (Solo Mid)
  • Rafael “Sacred” Yonatan (Offlaner)
  • Elvis “Scofield” Joel De la Cruz Peña (Soft Support)
  • Steven “Stinger” Vargas Mamani (Hard Support, Captain)

Evil Geniuses’ TI 12 Roster:

  • Crhistian “Pakazs” Savina (Carry) 
  • Jean “Chris Luck” Pierre Gonzales Salazar (Solo Mid)
  • Adrián “Wisper” Céspedes Dobles (Offlaner)
  • Farith “Matthew” Puente (Soft Support, Captain)
  • Jose “Panda” Padilla (Hard Support)

The Unveiling of the TI12 Regional Qualifiers

The stage is set for a gripping showdown as the TI12 South American Qualifiers kick off from August 22-26. In this battlefield of dreams, 11 teams from across the world of South American Dota 2 are poised to clash. Each match carries the weight of ambition, as teams strive to secure the last two spots awaiting them at TI12.

The Contenders

Our 13 contenders are as follows:

Day 1 (22nd-23rd August) Timings 

The first matches will be the four best-of-threes upper bracket elimination series

  • Thunder Awaken vs Balrogs – 22nd Aug- 21:00 CEST 
  • Keyd Stars vs Mad Kings – 23rd Aug- 00:00 CEST
  • AcatSuki vs Infamous – 23rd Aug – 03:00 CEST
  • Infinity vs Universitario Esports – 23rd Aug – 06:00 CEST

Followed by the 3 lower bracket best-of-one series to take place in Day 2 (23rd -24th August)

  • Loser of TA/Balrogs vs Lava Esports- 23rd Aug- 21:00 CEST
  • Loser of Acat/Infamous vs Qhali – 24th Aug- 00:00 CEST
  • Loser of Infinity/UE vs NoPing Esports – 25th Aug – 03:00 CEST

Our Picks for the Final Qualifier – Thunder Awaken and Infinity

In the realm of TI12 South American qualifiers, two standout teams come to mind. First up is Thunder Awaken, formerly known as Thunder Predator, a renowned South American esports organization. Their journey to the qualifiers holds promise, backed by impressive performances that have already earned them their rightful spot on the grand stage.

Similarly, Infinity, a Costa Rican organization that entered the Dota 2 competitive scene in 2020, is set to make a significant impact. Their resilience and dedication shine through, positioning them as strong contenders for qualification.

Thunder Awaken's journey has been marked by remarkable achievements. Their exceptional skills have secured them a strong standing in the Dota 2 world. With a recent win rate of 70.00%, they've earned a total of $511,053 in prize money. Ranked #11 in the Ensiplay Dota 2 Ranking, Thunder Awaken has proven themselves time and again, with their most recent victory against Infinity Esports in the EPL tournament, further solidifying their prowess.

On the other hand, Infinity, a Dota 2 esports team hailing from Peru, has been carving their own path to TI12. Their persistent efforts have seen them climb 61 positions in the ranking, with notable achievements like their 7th place finish in the DPC SA 2022 Tour 3: Division I tournament, which earned them $23,000. Their journey is marked by triumphs and challenges, making them a force to be reckoned with.

Thunder Awaken’s TI 12 Roster:  

TI12 South American Region Qualifiers: Last Spot Prediction

  • Aliaksei “Smiling Knight” Svirydau (Carry)
  • Jordan “SLATEM$” Pascasio Vega (Solo Mid)
  • Mario “ILICH-” Romero Valdivia(Offlaner) 
  • Rodrigo “n1ght” Cueva Cruz (Soft Support)
  • Romel “Mjz” Quinteros (Hard Support, Captain)

Infinity’s TI 12 Roster:  

TI12 South American Region Qualifiers: Last Spot Prediction

  • Edward “Lumière” Guillen (Carry)
  • Pablo “Vitaly” Angulo (Offlaner) 
  • Miguel “Michael-” Angel Choque Gomez (Soft Support)
  • Anthony “Gardick” López (Hard Support, Captain)

Note: Ricardo “Alone” Fernandez (Solo Mid, left Infinity in July 30, 2023)

South American Region’s Road to Maiden TI Title

As TI12's South American qualifiers approach, the scene brims with determination. EG and beastcoast's direct invites underscore their prowess with emotions to run high as each match unfolds.

As fans across the world eagerly await the unfolding drama, one thing is clear: South American Dota 2 is prepared to make its mark and reshape the narrative of its legacy.




TI12 South American Region Qualifiers: Last Spot Prediction
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