Very few areas are as unpredictable as South America on the subject of Dota 2, and watching Hokori qualify for The International 2022 with a crew constructed round three gamers that joined again up with the squad in July is peak SA Dota

Captain Brayan “Gardick” Cárdenas and offlaner Pablo “Vitaly” Roman have held down the Hokori roster for greater than two years, sticking it out by the entire highs and lows that include fixed rebuilds in a unstable area. 

The final time the pair tried to qualify for TI, they completed seventh within the SA qualifier for TI10 and hit the reset button heading into the subsequent Dota Pro Circuit season. The 2022 season has handled them higher, however they nonetheless didn’t qualify for a single Major and have been relegated out of Division I within the Summer Tour.

After falling aside in the course of the Summer Tour, the crew went about rebuilding round its two pillars, bringing in three gamers who had some expertise taking part in with Gardick and Vitaly, and coaching like by no means earlier than with these acquainted faces main as much as the occasion—simply to stumble into the decrease bracket after one win.

That lower than stellar begin ought to have spelled the tip for Hokori in a area of groups with extra expertise. However, as an alternative of bowing out, the crew rallied collectively and put collectively an ideal 9–0 run to win your entire occasion, thanks partially to a bit little bit of luck. 

The run wasn’t completely good, as Hokori was handed a 2–0 win over Tempest, the crew that swept them and despatched them to the decrease bracket, because of connection points within the decrease bracket finals.

But, the wins the crew did put up have been spectacular, particularly the three–0 win over qualifier favorites Infamous in a sequence that noticed each recreation go over 40 minutes.

Hokori pulled off the second straight 3–0 upset in grand finals, following BetBoom Team successful Eastern Europe’s qualifier over Outsiders. And with that win, the Peruvian org punched its ticket to its first TI, all whereas additionally being slotted into Division II for subsequent season.

This additionally offers SA three groups at TI for a 3rd straight yr, with Hokori becoming a member of beastcoast and Thunder Awaken on the occasion.

Infamous and Tempest can have an opportunity for redemption on the TI11 Last Chance Qualifier in Singapore, which begins Oct. 8 and have the second and third place groups from every area’s qualies preventing for the ultimate two spots on Dota’s largest stage.