Valve’s new system for assigning invites to regional qualifiers has already claimed its first major victim. Chinese powerhouse PSG.LGD has been knocked out of the DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major Qualifiers after they lost their Round of 16 matchup against FTD.apollo.
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The Chinese team will not be able to compete in the DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major and the WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 as well, as a result.
This will be an incredibly disappointing result, especially considering the calibre of the players in the PSG.LGD lineup. The Chinese team will now have to wait for the Open Qualifiers of the third major of the season, ESL One Los Angeles 2020 to get a footing in the Dota Pro Circuit 2019-20.
The team will now head to the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore where they’ll compete with some of the best teams in the world for a $500,000 USD Prize pool.
Team Secret, Nigma and OG.seed will also be making their first step into this season’s DPC in the European Open Qualifiers. With only two slots open for the taking, the European Open Qualifiers are expected to be even more of a bloodbath.