Virtus Pro will join the other Galaxy Battles Major Invites, Team Liquid, Newbee, Infamous, TnC Pro Team, Evil Geniuses, and LGD.Forever Young, as well as six more Qualifier teams and two Wild Card winners at the third Major of the season, which will feature a $1,000,000 prize pool and 1,500 Qualifying Points.
The Last of the Galaxy Battles Major Invites
Virtus Pro currently lead all Dota 2 teams in the Pro Circuit with 2,295 Qualifying Points. They owe a huge chunk of their points to their win at ESL One Hamburg where they gave Team Liquid their first series loss of the season and swept Team Secret in the Grand Finals.
While Natus Vincere are currently giving Virtus Pro a good run for their money for dominance over the CIS region, Alexei ‘Solo‘ Berezin and his band of Russian misfits are still one of the best Dota 2 teams in the world. They also remain one of the few teams to have ever taken a series off of the reigning TI champions this season.
Whether or not they will hold their form until then remains to be seen. However, we’ll get plenty of chances to see whether that’ll be the case or not before then. Virtus Pro will compete along with 7 other teams in the second Major of the season, the ROG DreamLeague Season 8. They’ll also get a chance to defend their back-to-back titles at the Summit 8 Minor before the year ends.
Here is the Last Direct Invites Virtus.pro to Galaxy Battles, the first MAJOR of 2018!#FalloutGaming #PurposeWin #GBMajors
The Galaxy Battles Major will take place at Philippines Arena in Bulacan, Philippines. The entire event will run from January 15 to 21, with a 2-day Group Stage for playoff seeding and a 3-day 16-team playoff.
No details regarding prize pool distribution and playoff format are available as of yet. However, as with any other Pro Circuit tournament, only the top 4 teams will receive Qualifying Points.
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