ESL One at New York Super Week’s fourth and final regional qualifier concluded yesterday and has given us yet another Dota 2 giant to compete at the Madison Square Garden Theater. EHOME have battled through a thoroughly stacked Chinese single elimination bracket against some of the strongest and most iconic teams in the scene – check out the Chinese qualifier bracket!
Three teams that finished in the top half at The International 5 and a former TI and ESL One winner. LGD, iG, VG and EHOME. As a semifinal. In a qualifier. What a lineup! With CDEC Gaming having been invited directly to New York, the without a doubt strongest Chinese teams left in the pool put on a real show for us this week, with their eyes fixed on that coveted final qualifier slot for ESL One at New York Super Week.
None of the teams left the post-TI shuffle period unscathed, but even though EHOME underwent arguably the most dramatic changes with three new team members, the legendary Dota 2 team continued their high-flying form in the new season by getting revenge on Vici Gaming in the semis for their defeat in Seattle during TI5. In their following grand final series against Invictus Gaming, former HGT player and new EHOME acquisition Kaka was able to show of his stellar Io play for two games in a row before iG banned the hero, which cost the ESL One Frankfurt 2014 champions the series and swung the momentum in favor of EHOME, who took home the qualifier slot (no pun intended) with a decisive 3-1 victory.
Now that EHOME are set for New York, we have confirmed all eight teams who will be competing for the US$250,000 prize pool and the trophy that goes with it.
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