Being one of many deepest areas when it comes to expertise for a sport is normally a superb factor, however within the case of Dota 2’s The International 2022 qualifiers it left a handful of sturdy groups in China left on the sideline after Royal Never Give Up crushed the competitors.
RNG misplaced only one sport in 4 sequence earlier than closing issues out with a 3-0 win over Xtreme Gaming to double remove what most followers would say was their greatest competitors and declare the area’s closing assured TI invite.
Since fully remodeling its roster post-TI10 with veteran PSG.LGD trio Somnus, Chalice, and xNova at its core RNG has solely completed outdoors of the highest 5 at a single occasion—that being the Arlington Major the place they performed with ana as a stand-in.
RNG was one of many strongest groups on this planet all through the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit season however because of COVID and travel-related points they have been solely in a position to attend the Arlington Major—the place they completed in a tie for ninth. Those components, paired with the Chinese Regional Final replacements that includes lowered DPC factors and roster strikes mid-season deducting some factors, led to RNG lacking out on a direct invite through the common season.
They now be a part of PSG.LGD and Team Aster because the Chinese representatives for TI11 in October, however that doesn’t imply a fourth roster can’t make the reduce out of the area.
Both Xtreme and Vici Gaming might be touring to Singapore and dealing with off towards the second and third place group from every of the opposite area’s qualifiers in a Last Chance Qualifier. There might be two closing spots at TI11 up for grabs throughout this occasion, which begins on Oct. 8. Xtreme goes to enter as one of many favorites.