Liquid, Navi front the DreamLeague Season 10 Minor cast

Eight teams have qualified at the DreamLeague Season 10 Minor to fight for a decent haul of DPC points and the final invitation to the Kuala Lumpur Major.

The first Minor of this year’s Dota Pro Circuit, the DreamLeague S10 Minor will be held in Stockholm featuring a prize pool of $300000 and 2500 DPC points up for grabs.

ICYMI: The Final 8 teams joining us in the Minor! #DHDreamLeague

SEA: @tigers_dota
CN: @RNGRoyal
CIS: @natusvincere
EU: @TeamLiquid
EU: @thefinaltribe
NA: @compLexity
NA: Rooons
SA: @Infamous_GG

— DreamHack Dota (@DreamHackDota) September 27, 2018

The Western Biggies

The Kuala Lumpur Major Regional Qualifiers had one biggest headline which was Team Liquid dropping out early at the EU qualifiers.

Interestingly, the former TI champions came to the DreamLeague Qualifiers with a pretty tweaked lineup with captain Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi occupying position 1 in absence of Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen. Roman “rmN-” Paley stood in for MATUMBAMAN during the course of the qualifiers.

Liquid fans initially had worries that began in the KL Major qualifiers up until the very last moments of DreamLeague’s. They fell victim to the ragtag team of MangoBay in the upper bracket semifinals of the qualifiers before fighting their way through the lower bracket.

All is well that ends well for Liquid as they get to join The Final Tribe and become heavy favorites on their way to Sweden.

Natus Vincere meanwhile are beginning to gel up. After missing the chance to book a KL Major ticket, Navi came striding past everyone else in the DreamLeague CIS qualifiers, knocking out Team Empire and Espada twice to take the lone CIS spot.

American Novelty coming up!

So ROOONS needs a logo, lets give them some help!

Should ROOONS logo just be a picture of @BananaSlamJamma's face?

— DreamHack Dota (@DreamHackDota) September 27, 2018

NA Dota will be represented by the returning Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao and everyone’s favorite Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan, whose teams Complexity Gaming and ROOONS came crashing in the NA scene.

SA Dotes meanwhile will have Infamous who came next to no one – except for the 2 Pain Gaming squads who already have their spots at the KL Major – as they stood on top of the regional qualifiers.

New names in Asia

Not EHOME, not Team Serenity, and not even Newbee will represent China in DreamLeague. Instead, the new team Royal Never Give Up pulled off all the upsets to book their way to Stockholm.

They initially delivered the upset to Newbee in the UB semifinals before being sent by Serenity to the lower brackets. There, RNG delivered another nightmare to Newbee to set a rematch against Serenity, this time to take a vengeful and much more important win over the TI8 first timer.

RNG, known for their League of Legends squad recently entered the Dota 2 scene with a mix of Chinese and Malaysian players led by Malaysian star Adam “343” Shah.

We are proud to announce our lineup going into the new season of the Dota Pro Circuit. Please continue to support us and our players.

Jay Son 'Ahjit' Lai
Muhammad Rizky 'InYourDream' Anugrah
David 'Moonmeander' Tan
Kenny 'Xepher' Deo
Theeban '1437' Siva

— Tigers (@tigers_dota) September 8, 2018

Tigers, the former TNC Tigers group will finally get to see action in LAN as they topped the region all the way from the Open Qualifiers. The group is much anticipated to perform well after almost qualifying to TI8.

Who do you think among the eight teams will win and secure the final ticket to The Kuala Lumpur Major?