Team Liquid finally win their first Major title in a close 3-2 victory over Virtus.Pro in the grand finals. While they had already clinched a TI8 invite back at Epicenter XL, the 1st place finish also grants a $555,000 cash prize. The reigning TI7 champions swept through the group stages and the playoff brackets in 2-0 sweeps, over TNC, Secret, and PSG.LGD, before the grand finals hill-hill match.
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With the end of the Supermajor, we have our final eight teams for TI8. VGJ.Thunder controlled their own destiny in the tournament and outlasted Optic just enough to hold onto the 8th invite slot. This year, Valve has scaled the number of invites to regions. Europe, CIS, and South America each have one spot. SEA and China will have two spots advance to TI8. And North America will have 3 spots to advance to TI8. With NA having the most opportunities out of any region, Evil Geniuses' gamble to change the roster and fight through the open qualifiers might pay off.
It's a new, ranked season, with all ranking medals reset. Players will need to play another 10 games to calibrate a new ranking, and though it'll be based on your previous ranking, Valve notes it's possible to have a "substantial change in rank." A much needed change this season is the ability to see your progress towards your next star or rank, only visible to you.
My region NA has the least qualified region and we get 3 spots. Doesn't seem right but I accept. Maybe something to do with the fact we had less invites than everyone.
Too many roster changes Jack.
NA has the best region outside of the top 8 DPC, 3 spots is only unjustified due to CIS getting 1.
Really NA is a
fuckingregion it doesn't contain any other region within it to has the best region
And it's not the best region competetive wise china is
The only NA team that is good now is Optic
Wtf does n.a get 3 spots....waste of talent for other teams
Better let some more Chinese and c.i.s teams and fight
At the end it will be 6 CN, 3 SEA, 3 EU, 3 NA, 2 CIS, 1 SA TI8 Teams. Its fine for me, but unfair that NA have the same slots as EU for TI and all of them come from qualifer since no one in NA can end up at Top8 to get the direct invite.
NA and CIS should both have two.
FTM, Team Spirit, Vega, Navi and Empire contesting for one spot is kinda ridiculous
Predictions for who will make it out of each region:
NA: EG, VGJ.Storm, Optic
EU: Final Tribe
CN: LFY, Keen
SEA: TNC, Fnatic
I love it
TI curse is coming in...
optic <3 and team liquid <3
My predictions for TI8 teams:
Direct Invites: Liquid, VP, Secret, LGD, Vici Gaming, VGJ Thunder, Mineski, Newbee.
NA: Optic, VGJ.Storm, EG
SA: Pain Gaming
CN: LFY, Keen
SEA: TNC, Fnatic
Liquid won 3:1
barley 5k mmr players with 900 immortal ranking kappa
Valve заявили, что новая система учитывает исключительно победы и поражения во время калибровки.
Ну-ну. Ха-ха, более лживого вброса услышать cмогу лишь только от политиков...
Cant wait flytomoon kick vp in the lower bracket kappa