Na'vi are back to the DPC; DreamLeague Season 11 Major CIS and SA teams finalized
Four more teams have punched their ticket to the DreamLeague Season 11 Major -- two from the CIS region and two from South America.
Following the SEA and Chinese qualifiers, the CIS and SA DreamLeague Season 11 Stockholm Major qualifiers have now also come to an end, adding four more teams —Virtus.pro, Na'Vi, Chaos Esports Club and Infamous to the main event lineup.
Nothing less than expected, Virtus.pro were the first of the CIS teams to claim their spot at the next Major. The CIS powerhouse is one of two teams that have already racked up enough points to receive a direct invite to TI9. VP claimed the first Major championship title of the DPC 2018-2019 season at Kuala Lumpur Major and then took an impressive second place finish at the second Major of the year in Chongqing, China.
While VP went through their entire qualifiers undefeated, Na'Vi struggled a bit more, making their success story even more rewarding. The Ukrainian team went 3:5 in the group stage and ended in third place, which translated to seeding in the lower brackets. There, they fought through four more rounds of opponents. Their run was impressive and dominant, earning them the second slot for the upcoming Major.
In South America, two of the regional favorites had landed their place in the Stockholm Major lineup. Infamous and Chaos Esports Club were directly invited to attend and were able to find themselves a spot in the upper brackets for the playoffs. Unfortunately, they were positioned so they played against each other in the first round, where Chaos Esports took both games out from under the Peruvian team. In the lower brackets, Infamous then fought hard and often long against their two remaining opponents to claim the second slot.
North America and Europe, who were each given three spots and will just be getting started with their journey in the qualifiers today.
The Stockholm Major is expected to be held from March 14-24, 2019 as the third Major of the new season. Sixteen teams will be competing for the lion's share of the $1,000,000 prize pool and 15,000 DPC points.
The last few days of the Major will be played at Annexet, Stockholm. Annexet has a capacity of 3,950 people and usually hosts concerts and ice hockey matches.