Gorgc Jokingly Offers to Host TI12 Last Chance Qualifiers as Fans Rally for Its Return

Dhruv Saikia
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Gorgc with Ageis from The International</p></div>
Gorgc with Ageis from The International


Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) at TI11 proved successful as both LCQ winners secured top-three placements at the tournament.
Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski, a prominent Dota 2 streamer, jokingly offers to host the last-chance qualifiers if Valve does not.
Team Liquid's coach, William "Blitz" Lee, emphasizes the importance of LCQ, stating that deserving teams raise the competition level at TI.

The Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) made its debut during TI11, delivering intense Dota 2 action and showcasing the resilience of teams who narrowly missed out on direct and regional qualification. In a surprising turn of events, both LCQ winners, Team Secret and Team Liquid, achieved remarkable success, securing top-three placements at TI11. As anticipation builds for TI12, the absence of any official announcement regarding LCQ from Valve has raised concerns among fans and personalities. Recently, Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski, a renowned Dota 2 streamer, light-heartedly expressed his willingness to host the last-chance qualifiers if Valve does not step in. Furthermore, Team Liquid's coach, William "Blitz" Lee, underscores the significance of LCQ, highlighting the potential loss of deserving teams and the subsequent impact on the overall competition level at the event.

Fans and personalities advocate for the return of LCQ

The introduction of Last Chance Qualifiers at TI11 brought about a thrilling Dota 2 showdown, allowing teams that fell just short in the regional qualifiers to vie for a final chance at TI glory. The success story of Team Secret and Team Liquid, the LCQ winners, demonstrated the value of this additional competitive opportunity. However, as the community eagerly awaits news on LCQ for TI12, Valve has remained silent, leading to speculation and calls for its return.

Gorgc on hosting LCQ

During a recent livestream, Gorgc playfully offered to host the last-chance qualifiers if Valve did not organize them. This lighthearted remark resonated with fans, highlighting their desire to witness another round of LCQ drama and to provide deserving teams with a shot at securing a spot in TI12. Gorgc's suggestion not only sparked excitement but also reflected the collective sentiment within the Dota 2 community.

“They have to return. There are three months in between TI and Bali (Major) what the f*ck? Yeah, that’s super important that they return (Last Chance Qualifiers) because literally Secret and LIquid who got 2nd and 3rd (at TI11) came from last chance qualifiers, which is crazy right? For sure it needs to return on that merit alone and it gives everybody a fair shot and I think it's really cool, I hope they return. It would be crazy if they dint. It doesn't even require that much effort, I feel. I mean it is one extra mini-lan but still, it's worth it, so worth it. I’ll host it Valve if you guys wanna save the costs, I can host it, dont worry about it, cause that sh*t was hype as f*ck.” Gorgc said. 

Blitz on the last-chance qualifiers

Additionally, Blitz, the coach of Team Liquid, emphasized the significance of the last-chance qualifiers in a tweet. He noted that without LCQ, their roster might not have continued in Dota 2, yet they went on to achieve great success. Blitz's statement further solidified the belief that LCQ plays a crucial role in allowing deserving teams to raise the level of competition at the main event.

As fans and personalities rally for the return of the last-chance qualifiers, the community eagerly awaits an official announcement from Valve. The potential absence of LCQ at TI12 raises concerns about the exclusion of deserving teams and the impact it may have on the overall competitive landscape. The undeniable success and excitement generated by LCQ at TI11 serve as a testament to its value, and fans hope to witness another thrilling battle unfold just before the pinnacle event, TI12.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.