We finally have a complete list of all the teams competing in the Dota PIT Season 6 Minor tournament this November in Croatia with SG e-sports taking down White Dragons, formerly Digital Chaos.SA, 3-2 in the Grand Finals of the South American Regional Qualifier.
Dota PIT Season 6 SA Qualifier Recap
The last of the six regional qualifiers to start, the South American Qualifiers for Dota PIT Season 6 featured 4 invited teams in Digital Chaos.SA, Infamous, SG e-sports and Midas Club Victory in a double-elimination bracket tournament to determine which teams will go on to compete in the third minor of the season.
SG e-sports came into the qualifier as heavy favourites, which is only natural since they’ve secured the most tournament berths in South America. More importantly, their roster has remained the same amidst all the roster shuffles going on in the region.
They weren’t run-away victors, however. Digital Chaos.SA, now known as White Dragons, and Infamous have each taken series off of SG e-sports and qualified for tournaments themselves. Meanwhile, Midas Club Victory were just as capable of pulling off an upset.
With SG e-sports trying out new strategies — and failing miserably — Digital Chaos.SA took advantage and secured themselves a spot in the Grand Finals with relative ease. However, SG e-sports would later recover, taking down Infamous in the lower bracket finals to set up a rematch.
Both teams would then trade wins in the BO5 Grand Finals of the South American Regional Qualifiers for Dota PIT Season 6.
Games 3 and 4 were particularly closely contested as the teams went back-and-forth for nearly an hour before a victor was decided.
The series-clincher, however, was rather anti-climatic; a tight game early on, SG e-sports eventually ran away with a lead ~25 minutes into the game before forcing out a gg around 10 minutes later on the backs of Adrian ‘4dr’ Machado and his super tanky Dragon with an all-in push in the bottom lane.
Underdogs Once Again
With their win, SG e-sports round up the 8 teams participating in Dota PIT Season 6 in Croatia on November 02 to November 05.
They will join direct invites Team Liquid and Newbee, as well as the following qualifier teams:
Looking at their opponents, it doesn’t take an expert to tell that SG e-sports are the clear underdogs in the third Minor tournament of the season. However, to say that they have no chance of taking a few games and even series off would be foolish.
SG e-sports, after all, are no strangers to coming in tournaments as underdogs only to pull off an upset or two, even if only Adrian ‘4dr’ Machado remains of the lineup that took down Team Secret nearly upset Evil Geniuses in the Kiev Major.
Of course, Dota PIT Season 6 is still a month away and we’ll have two chances to see SG e-sports in action before then to see if they’re the real deal or not.
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