The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier: Overview
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The International 10 is the massive and most awaited concluding tournament of the DPC or the Dota Pro Circuit as teams around the world (North America, South America, CIS, Western Europe, China, and Southeast Asia) will battle it out to be part of the eighteen (18) teams that will be invited for the main event.
Even the world is still battling out the pandemic in every country. Valve announced last year that The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier will be held in Sweden. However, due to some miscommunications and internal problems with the Swedish Esports Federation (SESF), Valve has to relocate the said event to other European countries but on the same date, August 5 – 15, 2021. The tournament has a prize pool of $40,018,195 which guarantees any team a slice of the prize.
Moreover, with concluding Southeast Asia, North America, and South America, Eastern Europe Qualifiers, this upcoming July 7 – 10, 2021 will test those teams from Western Europe and China on which team will be victorious in claiming the final slots for the International 10.
About The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier
The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier will be held in the upcoming days, and as we look back from the latest WePlay Animajor 2021, there is no team from the Western Europe who are in the Top 4.
It is believed by fans and game analysts, and enthusiasts that this qualifier is stacked with competitive teams compared to the other qualifiers like North America and South America. And only 1 team will qualify for the International 10. Moreover, the format for The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier 2021 is:
All teams participating are seeded based on their current DPC point/s and followed by their standing in the final season of the Western Europe Regional League. And playoffs are being played through:
- Double-elimination bracket.
- All matches are played in Best of 3 except for the Grand Final as it is in Bo5 format.
- And only one team qualifies for The International 10.
The participating teams are listed below.
The team is composed of iLTW, Miracle-, MinD_ControL, GH, and Kuroky.
The team is composed of miCKe, qojqva, Boxi, Taiga, and iNSaNiA.
The team is composed of Skiter, Nine, 33, Sneyking, and Fata.
The team is composed of SumaiL, Topson, Ceb, Saksa, and NOtail.
The team is composed of Shad, BOOM, KheZu, Aramis, and Seleri.
The team is composed of Focus, W1sh-, SkyLark, CTOMAHEH1, and SsaSpartan.
The team is composed of aggressive child, No!ob, Funn1k, dnz, and LeBronDota.
The team is composed of Ace, BoraNija, rASmus, Gilgir, and tOfu.
The team is composed of Crystallis, MTD, Tobi, MiLAN, and j4.
Team Bald Reborn
The team is composed of Gorgc, Xcalibur, Rajjix, Pablo, and pieliedie.
Into the Breach
The team is composed of lil pleb, adzantick, malik, TANNER, and Fishman.
No Bounty Hunter
The team is composed of Lowskill, ntakill, BliNcc, Future, and Flash.
The team is composed of charlie, Supream^, Xibbe, Era, and Peksu.
The team is composed of SlaweE, Mambos, Tipek, Filminy, and Muf.
The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier: Predictions
Generally, The International 10 is known as being one of the massive events in the Esports community, not only because of its prize pool, which increases year by year. But the number of competitive teams and players who showcase their talents and skills to be part of the official eighteen (18) teams in the event.
With the concluding competitive and one of the most hyped Southeast Qualifiers last June 30 – July 3, 2021, where fans mourn and being emotional as favored teams like TNC, OB.Neon and Execration have lost their chance to be in the event it created issues on how the DPC system is being facilitated. On a side note, as team Fnatic took the win against TNC in the Bo5 Grand Finals, fans, game enthusiasts, and other Esports Organizations look forward to the upcoming Western Europe Qualifiers.
Every International event, there are predictions from game analysts and fans on which team will emerge victorious. This time, here are the teams predicted to be in the Top 4:
OG is the two-time back-to-back champions of The International year 2018 and 2019. The team is known for its aggressive and unorthodox type of drafting as they are well capable of winning early lanes, securing bounties, and sustaining their carry until he has his furnished items ready for a five-man clash.
And with the retirement of their top carry, Ana, they resorted to giving ‘the King’ or aka SumaiL a chance to redeem himself for being the best carry of Western Europe division. The team is favored and predicted to get the slot for Western Europe as they have the advantage in terms of experience and capability of winning LAN events.
Their notable achievements:
- 2nd Place on 2020 Omega League: Europe Immortal Division
- 1st Place on the International 2019
- 1st Place on the International 2018
- 1st Place on the MDL Macau 2017
Team Nigma’s players (as they were Team Liquid before) is known for being the nemesis of Team OG as they are the one they have faced in the Grand Finals of The International 9 last 2019, wherein OG closed out the series in a 4-1 victory.
The team is known for being consistent in all major and minor Dota 2 events as they have the most experienced drafter and position 5, KuroKy. They also have one of the best midlaners in the world, Amer or popularly known as Miracle- as no one can stop him in the laning phase.
Fans have been doubting their recent performances and qualification for The International 10, but according to some enthusiasts and analysts, they are still the same Nigma who won the TI7.
Some of their notable achievements:
- 3rd Place on the 2021 DreamLeague Season 15 DPC Western Europe Upper Division
- 3rd Place on the 2021 DreamLeague Season 14 DPC EU Upper Division
- 3rd Place on the 2020 Omega League: Europe Immortal Division
- 1st Place on the 2020 OGA Dota PIT S2: Europe/CIS
Team Liquid’s players are the old players of [A]lliance wherein after the organization acquired them, it achieved a lot of recognition and trophies for the past few years. The team is known for its aggressive and strong control of long game situations as they are one of the few teams who can battle out teams like OG and Nigma because of their experience and individual players’ skills. One thing the fans would always like to see in their gameplay is their RAT, as they know when and how to take the enemy’s towers and barracks without forcing the team to clash.
Their notable achievements:
- 1st Place on ESL One Germany 2020
- 2nd Place on The International 2019
- 4th Place on The International 2018
- 1st Place on China Dota2 Supermajor 2018
Vikin.gg is one of the favored and most hyped underdog teams on the upcoming The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier as they have achieved a lot in the year 2020 as they are one of the promising and young teams who can deliver good matches against the teams like Liquid, OG, and Nigma. They are known for their well-tempo playstyle as they usually clash with the opposing team through a 5v5 situation, wherein they always burst the enemy’s cores without letting their cores die.
Their notable achievements so far are:
- 3rd Place on the Pinnacle Cup 2021
- 1st Place on the 2021 DreamLeague Season 15 DPC Western Europe Lower Division
- 1st Place on the 2021 EPIC League Season 3 Division 1
- 1st Place on the 2020 DOTA 2 Summit 13 Online: Europe and CIS
A lot of things could happen in the upcoming The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier 2021 on July 7 – 10, 2021, and only one team will emerge victorious and be the representative of Western Europe. From fourteen (14) teams participating in the qualifier, skills and talents will be witnessed by fans and game enthusiasts.
And as they always say, the winning team will always have the chance to be in the Top 4 of upcoming The International 10 as Europe is one of the most competitive regions in the world.