Thunder Predator and beastcoast to represent South America at LA Major

First place finishers in their respective groups, Thunder Predator and beastcoast dominated the South American qualifiers playoffs as well to secure a Major apparition at ESL One Los Angeles.

Coming from Group A, beastcoast had to survive a three-way tiebreaker that had to be replayed three times. At the end of the group stage matches beastcaost, FURIA and Infamous were tied and one of them had  to lose two times to end the tiebreaker. In what seemed to be easier said than done, FURIA defeated beastcoast, beastcoast took down Infamous and Infamous beat FURIA to start it all over again. The carousel ended with Infamous eventually losing to both FURIA and beastcoast and dropping to the Minor qualifiers.

The Major qualifiers playoffs started unfortunately with internet problems for paiN Gaming who were given a default loss in the second game of the semi-finals versus beastcoast. They also lost the lower bracket series and were relegated to the Minor qualifiers. Beastcoast and Thunder Predator managed in the end to claim the two tickets to the LA Major, and while the first were pretty much expected to dominate their region once again, for Thunder Predator this will be their first Major appearance this season.

With the Los Angeles Major qualifiers behind us already, the SA scene will head now into the double elimination bracket of StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor qualifiers. The series will kick off today. Friday 13 at 13:00 CET with Infamous taking on paiN Gaming, flowed by NoPing e-sports playing against FURIA Esports at 18:00 CET.

ESL One Los Angeles Major qualified teams:

  • Fnatic  (SEA qualifiers)
  • Geek Fam (SEA qualifiers)
  • Team Adroit (SEA qualifiers)
  • Team Secret (Europe qualifiers)
  • OG (Europe qualifiers)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Europe qualifiers)
  • Na’Vi (CIS qualifiers)
  • (CIS qualifiers)
  • Thunder Predator (SA qualifiers)
  • beastcoast (SA qualifiers)
  • Evil Geniuses (NA qualifiers)
  • Chaos Esports Club (NA qualifiers)
  • TBD (China qualifiers)
  • TBD (China qualifiers)
  • TBD (China qualifiers)


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