Virtus.pro and ferzee punch their ticket to The Kuala Lumpur Major

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Virtus.pro and ferzee have outplayed and outlasted the rest of the CIS competition to claim the two regional spots for The Kuala Lumpur Major in November. 

The CIS region was given only two spots compared to some of the others for The Kuala Lumpur Major. With no direct invites, Virtus.pro were considered the heavy favorite to take one of the spots even with a stand in playing for Pavel "9pasha" Khvastunov who is away on his honeymoon. What no-one really expected was ferzee to rise up above the rest out of nowhere and snatch the second spot. 

The newly formed CIS team gave one heck of a fight in order to go to the first Major of the season. They battled long and hard with an outstanding last elimination series. In the end, they had persevered and stood battered, bruised but winners. 

There still need to be a last bo3 between Virtus.pro and ferzee for seeing purposes, but the two teams will head to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to compete for the lion's share of $1,000,000 and 15,000 DPC points - the first of the season. 

The SA region will also come to an end tonight and the EU, NA and SEA region teams will start their fight tomorrow, September 19th. 

Team VP Roster : 
Russia Roman "Ramzes666" Kushnarev
Ukraine Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko
Russia Pavel "9pasha" Khvastunov
Russia Vladimir "rodjER" Nikogosyan
Russia Alexei "Solo" Berezin

Team ferzee Roster:
Russia  Nikita "Daxak" Kuzmin
Russia   Andrey "Afoninje" Afonin
Russia  Vasily "AfterLife" Shishkin
Russia Rinat "KingR" Abdullin
Russia  Ivan "VANSKOR" Skorokhod

Upper Bracket

Lower Bracket


The Kuala Lumpur Major details:

  • Qualifier
    • 15 teams qualify through regional qualifiers: three teams each from Europe, China, and North America and two teams each from CIS, Southeast Asia, and South America
    • One team qualifies as the champion of the preceding Minor
    • Open Qualifiers start September 10th in each region
    • Closed Qualifiers take place from September 16 to 21st
  • Group Stage
    • November 9 and 10th
  • Playoffs
    • November 11-18th
    • The final three days will be held in front of a live audience at the Axiata Arena.



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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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