It seems Jacky ‘EternaLEnVy’ Mao just can’t help but catch a lucky break as Dota Pit recently announced Fnatic as Mineski’s official replacement for the AMD Sapphire Dota Pit League LAN Final this weekend.
Just before the PGL Minor started, Mineski announced via Facebook that they were going to miss the tournament. The PGL Minor champions cited an “important family matter” as the primary reason for them missing out on the tournament.
This is Fnatic’s second time to play in a Pro Circuit LAN this season despite not qualifying for a tournament. The Malaysia-based team recently stood-in for HappyFeet at the ESL One Hamburg Major where they went 0-3.
The Dota PIT Minor Is Good to Go
Unlike the previous three Pro Circuit tournaments, the Dota PIT Minor will forgo the group stages entirely. Instead, teams will face off in a double-elimination bracket right from the get-go, which should be a welcome change of pace.
Speaking of changes, 7.07 went live on Dota 2’s test client barely 24 hours ago.
The “Dueling Fates” update brought many changes to the game, introducing two new heroes, a number of new items, as well as a wide array of changes that should have serious implications on Dota 2’s metagame.
Given that 7.07 is set to release on the main client on November 1, Dota PIT should be the first tournament played on the new patch.
Dota PIT Minor Participants:
- Direct Invite — Team Liquid
- Direct Invite — Newbee
- China — Vici Gaming
- Southeast Asia — Fnatic (stand-in for Mineski)
- Europe — OG
- CIS — Virtus.Pro
- North America — Immortals
- South America — SG e-sports
Don’t forget to check out the official website of the Dota PIT Minor for the official schedule and other important information.