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Natus Vincere have announced that they will not be playing in the ESL One Mumbai qualifiers and they have chosen to play in WePlay Tug of War: Radiant, a 50,000$ online tournament during the same dates. The team does indeed have a big following in India and fans will be disappointed to learn that the CIS powerhouse will not be in attendance.
Na'Vi did get a direct invite in the EU and CIS qualifiers for the event, which along with qualifiers for the rest of the regions kicks off on the 27th of February. Meanwhile, NA's Evil Geniuses also are unlikely to attend the event after Cr1t mentioned the same on his stream.
Unfortunately, busy schedules are real concerns for teams this season as they have to pick and choose non-DPC events quite carefully along with managing travel and more importantly avoiding any clashes with qualifiers for DPC events as well as the actual LAN dates.
As of now, TI3 winners, Alliance and Ninjas in Pyjamas are the only 2 teams confirmed for the event and have received direct invites for it. Stay tuned for more updates ...