Beyond The Summit is organising the seventh tournament in a series of LAN events – DOTA Summit 7. Eight teams will battle over a $100,000 prize pool in Los Angeles from the 14th of June until the 18th. Three teams received direct invites, the winner of LootBet Invitational secured one qualifying spot, while other four teams earned their spots through regional qualifiers. See how they all stack up in our DOTA Summit 7 Power Rankings.
Here are all the participating teams, including the rosters and short predictions of teams’ performances, based on recent results.
DOTA Summit 7 Power Rankings – The Direct Invites
The defending champions and winners of The Summit 6. The Russian squad always places well in each LAN event they attend. At The Kiev Major they lost in an epic Bo5 against OG, but things could have gone other way around. Currently they are playing strongly at EPICENTER and they will be looking to win at least one LAN event before TI7. Along with Team Secret, they are probably the biggest favourites to win the tournament.
2. Team VGJ
Certainly not the best Chinese team, but maybe one with the most potential. They participated in several tournaments in 2017, and their best result was 2nd place at the StarLadder i-League StarSeries. At the Kiev major they lost to Virtus.pro in the quarterfinals. Solid mid-tier team in our DOTA Summit 7 Power Rankings.
3. Team Secret
Stellar performances from Secret in 2015 are far behind us, but we are all well aware of this team’s qualities. In the past few months they have improved their form significantly. The players also feel very confident, and at the EPICENTER they easily won games against some of the top teams. They also claim that they can play against any opponent and have no fear whatsoever.
DOTA Summit 7 Power Rankings – The Regional Qualifiers
EU Qualifier – Natus Vincere
The glory days of Na’Vi are now a distant past. The team earned their spot by beating Empire in the finals. Due to their popularity they sometimes receive wildcard invites to tournaments, but rarely live up to their diehard fans’ expectations at LAN events.
SEA Qualifier – Digital Chaos
Strange to see an NA team as winner of SEA qualifiers. Clutch Gamers earned their spot through SEA qualifiers, but due to visa issues they will be unable to attend this event. Instead of giving their spot to another SEA team, Beyond The Summit invited DC to take their place. At the very beginning of 2017 DC won the ESL One Genting title, and that is the only notable result they’ve had this year.
Chinese Qualifier – LGD Gaming
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LGD lost to CDEC Gaming in the Chinese qualifier finals 3:2. However, once again visa problems are preventing the winner from competing at the DOTA Summit 7. Still, LGD deserves their spot much more than Digital Chaos, since they won against top teams in China on their way to the finals. They will be looking to get back on the winning track and this might just be the opportunity they needed.
American Qualifier – Team NP
A good team with good players, still they are just battling to be “the second best team in America”. An interesting fact is that team owner is EternaLEnVy, as well as team captain. This means that the team is independent and completely in control of the players. We hope that this group of young men will make a name for themselves in the Dota2 scene! This tournament may be the chance for them to claim their first LAN title.
LootBet Invitational winner – Team Empire
Team Empire are the third team from the CIS region. As we have already mentioned, Na’Vi defeated them in the qualifier finals. They are regular participants of Russian Dota Tournaments, however they do not attend many international LAN events. It remains to be seen how will they manage the pressure on the big stage!