Entity’s Possible Demotion: How This Could Affect Their Chances for The International 2023
After having commendable performances at Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2023 Tour 1: Division I, and the Lima Major, Entity's performance in the second tour of the 2023 DPC season could still leave the team without enough points to directly qualify for The International 2023 (TI12).
The team managed to secure a decent amount of DPC points (240) by placing fourth in the first DPC Tour and Top 6 at the Lima Major. However, Entity’s recent loss to OG means that it is tied for a last-place finish in the DPC WEU Tour 2: Division 1 with Nigma Galaxy and Monaspa with a possibility of relegation to Division 2 with no extra DPC points earned. After failing to qualify for the Berlin Major 2023, Entity does not have many options to earn enough DPC points to qualify for a direct invite to TI 2023.
Entity's May Not Directly Qualify for TI12
In the last match of the third week of the DPC WEU Tour 2: Division I game, Entity lost their series 2-0 against OG, which had dire consequences on its overall ability to qualify for The International 2023.
The team has 240 DPC points, ranking 17th overall in the global DPC point standings. Unfortunately, this is not enough to secure a spot amongst the Top 12 teams, which currently includes Team Liquid, Gamin Gladiators, Evil Geniuses (EG), Talon Esports, and more, who have over 350 DPC points and an opportunity to add to that tally in the Berlin Major 2023.
Considering the fact that the WEU region is considered to be the most competitive region in Dota 2, with even Division II hosting elite teams such as Team Secret, Alliance, Into The Breach, and Old G. It will be challenging for Entity to make it back to Division 1, if it is relegated into Division II.
Going forward, Entity will need to evolve its gameplay by a significant margin to qualify for TI 2023. With its current position in the standings, the team would need to beat Nigma Galaxy and Monaspa to stay in Division I and perform well in the division to earn more DPC points and earn a spot at the third Major of the season. This would provide them with valuable DPC points to bolster their chances of earning a coveted invitation to TI 2023.