The International 2014, the biggest Dota 2 tournament , is looming in the horizon. It all starts with the wildcard qualifiers. Four teams that have missed their first chance at an outright berth in the International will slug it out for one slot in the main event.
Given a second chance for the biggest prize pool in e-sports history. You have better believe it, these four teams will fight tooth and nail for that single slot, and no team would want to waste another opportunity for a place in the International 2014.
The wildcard tournament will be held on July 8, 2014. It will be single elimination, best of three tournament, so one lose and its good bye. The games are as follows.
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TI4 Wildcard Qualifiers Pre-Match Analysis and Predictions
Virtus.pro vs. MVP Phoenix | 08.07.2014, 18:00 CEST
This will be the first time that these two teams will meet . The European runner-up against the Southeast Asian runner-up. Virtus.pro might not have had a few losses these last few games because ARTS-ART has not been playing due to personal reasons (marriage). But hey, this is the International there is no reason for him to pass this opportunity up. I would like to give this match to Virtus.pro in a very slim margin. European teams seem to have a much better grip at Dota 2 meta and DOta 2 is not exactly the most popular MOBA game in Korea.
CIS vs. Team Liquid | 08.07.2014, 22:00 CEST
This is the match that almost never happened. CIS had some trouble getting visas for travelling into the US. CIS might be the overwhelming favorites for this match-up but the experience is on the side of Team Liquid. Not to mention that CIS might be too stressed to be on the top of their game due to the vise troubles. While Team Liquid has been preparing themselves for the wildcard qualifiers, CIS has been losing sleep on their uncertainty.
It would be a toss-up between Virtus.pro and Team Liquid in taking the last slot in the International 2014. These two teams has already been in the International and the experience will give them an edge in these matches.
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TI4 – Wildcard Qualifiers – Upcoming Matches