Regional qualifiers overview of The International 2015
TI5 American Qualifier Winner: compLexity Gaming
Luis Perez – Zyzz
Kyle Freedman – swindlemelonzz
David Tan – MoonMeander
Tal Aizik – Simbaaa
Zakari Freedman – Zfreek
3rd Place Dota 2 Canada Cup Season 4
2nd Place Battle of America
3rd Place Dota 2 Canada Cup Season 3
CompLexity Gaming is one of the most respected e-sports organizations in North America. After taking a hiatus in Dota 2 gaming since 2012. They returned to the Dota 2 gaming scene by signing up the stayGreen team. Missing out on an outright Dota 2 invite as a representative of the North American scene. CompLexity Gaming won the International outright qualifier over the North American Rejects 3-0.
CompLexity Gaming is one of the underdogs going into the International 2015 but they are certainly going to try.
TI5 Chinese Qualifier Winner: EHOME
Yang Pu – Yang
Chen Tianyu – Cty
Bai Fan – rOtK
Zhang Zhicheng – LaNm
Liang Faming – DDC
2nd MarsTV 2015 Chinese League
1st JoinDOTA Masters VII
Another team that has been revived is EHOME. They have been disbanded 2013 and was revived by the teams former coach with Mushi and Ohaiyo, after a series of iterations of the team. They finally settled in their more permanent roster. EHOME is trying to return to its former glory. They reached the pinnacle of their success with their second place finish in the International 2011, losing to Natus Vincere, and it has gone downhill ever since. Now back after a long hiatus to the International, I hope that they will not let this chance slip away and show the world the EHOME is back.
TI5 European Qualifier Winner: Natus Vincere
Oleksandr Dashkevych – XBOCT
Danil Ishutin – Dendi
Gleb Lipatnikov – Funn1k
Akbar Butaev – SoNNeikO
Ivan Antonov – ArtStyle
2nd Excellent Moscow Cup Season 2
1st Dota 2 Champions League Season 4
2nd HyperX D2L Western Challenge
To say that Natus Vincere has had a tumultuous year is an understatement. The sudden departure of Puppey and Kuroky has left a void in which Natus Vincere has struggled to fill. They have not finished in the top 3 in any tournament and have been eliminated early in most of the tournaments they have joined. They have finally pulled it together to win an outright spot at the International 2015. People have been saying that the International is not an International without Natus Vincere in it. Their wishes has been granted by Natus Vincere themselves. Will they redeem themselves and be the first to win the International twice. Only time will tell.
TI5 SE-Asian Qualifier Winner: MVP Hot6ix
Lee Sang-don – Forev
Pyo No-a – MP
Lee Jeong-jae – SunBhie
Jessa Vainikka – JerAx
Lee Seung-gon – Heen
1st Mineski Pro-Gaming League Season 7 SEA
MVP has been a respected e-sports organization since 2010. They started out in Starcraft II and has expanded into different e-sports ever since. MVP Hot6ix is one of the new teams in their roster. Dividing their MVP Phoenix roster into to two and naming the other MVP Hot6ix.
MVP Hot6ix has splashed onto the scene just this February and they have been making waves onto the Southeast Asian Region. Although they are a new team. Their players are very experienced having come from the previous MVP team. Yes, the Southeast Asian Region might be the underdogs of the Dota 2 community, here is hoping the MVP Hot6ix can change all that.