While EPICENTER Major 2019 is only halfway through, the partial results of the event have already allowed three teams– TNC Predator, OG and Keen Gaming ¬– to qualify for The International 2019.
TNC Predator secured top 6 placement by outplaying Royal Never Give Up in the upper bracket first round, thus securing at least 900 DPC points. Forward Gaming lost to PSG.LGD in the lower bracket second round, thus losing their chance to qualify for The International 2019, which means that OG and Keen Gaming will have enough points to take part in the event. Consequently, only one other team will qualify for The International 2019 by acquiring enough DPC points, and it will be one of these four teams: EHOME, Alliance, Gambit Esports or Royal Never Give Up. Earlier the following teams qualified for the event: Team Secret, Virtus.pro, Vici Gaming, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, PSG.LGD, Fnatic, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. The other six participants will be determined through regional qualifiers.
The International 2019 will be held on August 15-25th in Shanghai, China. Currently the prize pool exceeds $19,500,000.