The International 2019: Qualifications results!

Jul 14 2019 3 min read
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So the Qualifiers for The International 2019 are officially over. The North American, Chinese and European regions were the last to decide who will go to the tournament. No big surprises, except for one. Now, all of us have to do is wait until Gaben (please, please) comes out on the stage and (announced Half-Life 3) greets the audience of the Mercedez-Benz Arena in Shanghai. 

Let's remember who has made it to TI9 through the qualifiers.

CIS: Natus Vincere

The CIS qualifiers ended on July 10 with Natus Vincere against Winstrike Team. "Born to Win" has crushed the opponent with no chances: 3-0, dry victory.

  • Vladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek 
  • Idan "MagicaL" Vardanian 
  • Evgeniy  "Blizzy" Ree
  • Bakyt "Zayac" Emilzhanov 
  • Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev 
  • Andrey "Mag~" Chipenk (coach)

Southern America: Infamous

A day later, on July 11, the South America qualifiers ended. In the semifinals, Infamous lost 1:2 to paiN Gaming, then they got to the final without a single defeat and continued the streak of winning maps. The final score is 3:0, a rematch with paiN Gaming: it was not worth it to anger the Peruvian team. 

Infamous TI9 team:

  • Hector Antonio "K1" Rodriguez 
  • Jean Pierre "Chris Brown" Gonzales
  • Adrian "Whisper" Cespedes Dobles
  • Elvis "Scofield" De la Cruz Peña  
  • Steven "Stinger" Vargas

Southeast Asia: Mineski

Mineski received one more defeat with each new game in the playoff grid, and each time it was enough. The quarter-final had 2:0 against Team Jinesbrus, the semi-final was 2:1 against Team Adroit and the finale ended with 3:2 against Team Jinesbrus, who successfully passed through the losers' grid. Two lost maps in the final was enough for a mixed team with a Bulgarian, a Malaysian, an Australian and two Filipinos to go to Shanghai.

Mineski TI9 team:

  • Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov
  • Kam "Moon" Boon Seng
  • Damien "kpii" Chok
  • Ryan "Bimbo" Jay Qui 
  • Michael "ninjaboogie" Ross Jr.

China: Royal Never Give Up

RNGU was considered one of the favourites of the group stage, but in the very first playoff match, they have dropped into the lower bracket, losing 0:2 to CDEC Gaming.

And then, the same story as with Mineski happened: with each match, the score was becoming closer and closer, but this was always enough to win. The final match against CDEC Gaming and 3:2 against the five, who sent them to play an extra couple of matches four matches back.

Royal Never Give Up TI9 team:

  • Du "Monet" Peng
  • Gao "Setsu" Zhenxiong 
  • Su "Flyby" Lei
  • Zhang "LaNm" Zhicheng 
  • Tue "ah fu" Soon Chuan
  • Xie "Super" Junhao (coach)

Europe:  Chaos Esports Club

Matumba, spare your opponents! Perhaps, this was Chaos Esports Club motto while they were breaking their way through the playoffs of European qualifiers. Well, it was necessary to lose in the quarter-finals and drop into the losers grid to turn on the Matumbanator mode. The final match was 3:0 against The Final Tribe and they've got a ticket to The International 2019.

Chaos Esports Club TI9 team:

  • Cheng "vtFaded" Jia Hao 
  • Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen
  • Maurice "KheZu" Gutmann
  • Milan "MiLAN" Kozomara 
  • Rasmus "MISERY" Berth Filipsen
  • Alexei "j4" Lipai (coach)

Northern America: Forward Gaming

This region finished the last. The final match — Forward Gaming against J.Storm — began on July 15th and lasted over two hours of pure time: the final score was 3:1 (guess who made it through), and each map had a little more than 30 minutes. Congratulations to the nationwide team of Pakistani, three Americans, a Swede and a Canadian coach with a guaranteed spot on TI9.

Forward Gaming TI9 team:

  • Yawar "YawaR" Hassan
  • Quinn "CCnC" Callahan 
  • Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu
  • Arif "MSS" Anwar
  • Johan "pieliedie" Åström
  • Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling (coach)

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