Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere have qualified from the CIS region for the third major Dota 2 tournament of the season – DreamLeague Season 11. This March they will travel to Stockholm, Sweden to compete for a $1,000,000 prize pool and 15,000 DPC points.
The closed qualifier in CIS region was held on February 1-3. First, eight participating teams have been seeded into two GSL groups with best-of-three series. Then top two teams from each group made it to the upper bracket, while the other teams advanced to the lower bracket. All playoffs matches were best-of-three.
Virtus.pro have finished the qualifier without a single lost map – in Group B they placed first after defeating Winstrike and Pavaga Gaming, successfully qualifying for the upper bracket, where they outplayed Gambit Esports twice – in the semifinals and in the winners’ finals. As for Natus Vincere, they had a much bumpier ride – in Group A they lost to Gambit Esports (0:2), defeated Pavaga Junior (2:1) and lost The Pango (1:2), placing third and advancing to the lower bracket. In the playoffs stage Na`Vi outplayed The Pango (2:1), Old But Gold (2:0) and Gambit Esports (2:0).
|Group A||Group B|
|2.||The Pango||2-1||5-3||2.||Old But Gold||2-1||5-3|
|3.||Natus Vincere||1-2||3-5||3.||Pavaga Gaming||1-2||2-5|
|4.||Pavaga Junior||0-2||1-4||4.||Winstrike Team||0-2||1-4|
|4th||-||Old But Gold|
|5th-6th||-||The Pango, Pavaga Gaming|
|7th-8th||-||Winstrike Team, Pavaga Junior|