Dota 2 Summit 7 will be the seventh edition of the Summit tournament organized by Beyond. The event will take place in Los Angeles, California from June 14th to June 18th, featuring a prize pool of $100,000. Teams that receive a direct invitation, together with those who earn their spots through qualifiers, will battle it out for their share of that prize pool.
Not that long ago, Beyond The Summit has announced that the first team that received the direct invitation is Virtus.pro. They will be coming to this tournament in order to defend the title that they won at the last year’s event. Since then, not many things have been officially confirmed about other teams or the format of the competition.
VG.J Officially Confirmed for The Summit 7
However, yesterday, Beyond The Summit announced that the second team that received the direct invitation is VG.J. Besides that, the organizers have stated that VG.J has confirmed their participation at this event. This leaves two more teams with direct invitations to be revealed.
The remaining spots at the Main Event of this tournament will be filled by the teams that go through the regional open and closed qualifiers. For some members of VG.J, namely Lu ‘Fenrir’ Chao and Xu ‘fy’ Linses, this will be the third time in their career that they will be participating in this tournament.
As we have said, with VG.J receiving the second invitation we are now aware of two teams that will certainly be featured at this year’s Beyond The Summit. In addition to these two invitees, another team has already secured their spot at the Main Event through the qualifiers, and that team is Clutch Gamers.
The SEA qualifiers for the Summit 7 have already been played and in the end, it was Clutch Gaming that secured their spot at the Main Event in Los Angeles. The remaining three spots at the Main Event will be filled with teams from American, Chinese, and European qualifiers. The organizers have also revealed the names of those teams that will be competing in the qualifiers for this tournament.
What Teams Will Be Fighting for Their Spot?
When it comes to the region of China, the qualifiers for the Summit 7 will feature Wings Gaming, iG, Newbee, Vici Gaming, iG.Vitality, CDEC, LGD, and LDG.FY. There are several strong teams competing for just a single spot in the event. Hence, Chinese qualifiers will be well worth of attention.
On the other hand, when it comes to the qualifiers for the region of Europe, they will feature Alliance, Na’Vi, The Greeks, Cloud9, B)ears, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and another team that has not been announced. These teams will be battling it out for the second spot at the Summit 7.
Looking at the names of the teams, this will be one of the most interesting qualifiers this season. The final qualifiers will be held in the American region, and the teams that will be playing there include compLexity, Team NP, SG-eSports, Onyx, Midas Club Elite, Infamous, and two other teams to be announced in the near future.