The South American leg of the regional qualifier for the DreamLeague Major ends with Infamous taking a 2-1 series win against Digital Chaos.SA to become the first team to secure their slot in the second Major of the season.
DreamLeague Major SA Qualifier Recap
Entering the four-team online qualifier tournament, many expected SG e-sports to emerge victors once again and secure their second Major berth (and fourth overall). Instead, the talented mix of former SG e-sports and Infamous players would find themselves making an early exit, courtesy of Infamous and Digital Chaos.SA.
Infamous, who had very recently dropped Leonardo ‘LeoStyle-‘ Sifuente from their roster, then proceeded to sweep the newly-minted T Show, who earlier were responsible for sending Digital Chaos.SA to the lower brackets, to move on to the Grand Finals.
The win would set up a rematch between T Show and Digital Chaos.SA in the lower bracket finals.
The winners of the PGL SA Qualifier then flipped the script on T Show in their second go-round, mostly thanks to the efforts of their latest addition, LeoStyle-, who had a noteworthy performance in Game 2 on Ember Spirit.
In the first game of the Grand Finals of the DreamLeague Major SA Qualifier, Infamous and Digital Chaos.SA would find themselve sin a long-drawn-out clowny affair that lasted for ~71 minutes before Infamous finally sealed the deal.
Game 2 was the exact opposite, ending in just ~20 minutes.
In Game 3, Infamous raced out to an early lead and never looked back, closing out the series with a 33-14 kill count score.
The Messy SA Roster Shuffle
With lots and lots of players moving around, it’s not unusual for the post TI roster shuffle to get messy. However, for the South American Dota 2 scene, messy isn’t enough to describe how things go down there; the owner of Midas Club Elite even wrote a lengthy post on Reddit about it.
A very recent example is Digital Chaos.SA kicking Juan ‘Atun’ Ochoa to make space for LeoStyle-, who was now a free agent after leaving Infamous, who themselves also took part in the shuffle and picked up Scofield leches ‘Scofield’ Gomez to round out their roster.
Mind you, this is just one example of the many roster shuffles going on in the region all the time.
Hopefully, Valve’s recent changes to the roster lock system helps solve this problem. If not, the lack of stability will make it hard for South American Dota 2 teams to perform consistently well in LANs against international competition.
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