The Defense season V stage two invites

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The directly invited teams for The Defense season V have been announced featuring the ESL One New York 2015 Champions, Vega Squadron and Virtus.Pro.

The directly invited teams for The Defense season V have been announced featuring the ESL One New York 2015 Champions, Vega Squadron and Virtus.Pro.

One of the oldest DotA 2 tournaments, The Defense, has made its return this year with the fifth season. Consisting of four stages, The Defense is preparing to start its second phase next week. Although the first phase didn’t end yet, the top three teams from each group that are advancing into the second phase are already known.

There is no surprise to see the newly formed European squads 5 JuNGZ and (monkey) Business to top their group in the first phase as they have proved themselves worthy last month when they qualified for the Naynag Championships respectively MLG World Finals.

The Defense Season V stage two advanced teams:

Group A:

Europe
 5JuNGz
Ukraine
 ScarryFacezzz
Poland
 Team Alternate

Group B:

Europe
 (monkey) Business
Europe
 4Clovers&Lepricon
Belarus
 Arcade.PowerRangers

For the second phase of the tournament six more directly invited teams will be looped in. The total of 12 teams will be again split into two groups with the best three from each group advancing to the third stage.

The Defense Season V stage two directly invited teams:

Russia
 Virtus.Pro
Russia
 Vega Squadron
Russia
 Team Empire
Sweden
 Ninjas in Pyjamas
Sweden
 Alliance
United States
 compLexity Gaming

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