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Multiple SEA Regional Qualifier Teams Failed to Register Players In Time

Ammar Aryani
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Multiple Southeast Asian (SEA) Dota 2 teams failed to register their players in time, according to multiple sources.
Notable teams include the likes of Nigma Galaxy SEA, Team SMG and more.
These teams might not be allowed to participate in The International 2022 (TI11) SEA Regional Qualifiers as a result.

According to multiple sources, multiple SEA teams did not manage to register their final roster as the deadline submission passed yesterday, two weeks before the TI11 SEA Regional Qualifiers. Some of the SEA teams in question included the likes of Nigma Galaxy SEA, Team SMG, Polaris and a couple more teams according to Dota 2 caster Anthony “scantzor" Hodgson. Furthermore, those SEA teams might not be allowed to participate in the TI11 SEA Regional Qualifiers as a result if Valve decides to enforce the rules regarding the final submission of rosters ahead of the regional qualifiers.

Multiple SEA teams fail to register players in time, according to multiple sources

The drama continues ahead of the TI11 SEA Regional Qualifiers, as Alliance CEO Jonathan "Loda" Berg posted on Twitter asking if Talon Esports and Team SMG failed to register their players in time for the upcoming qualifier. At first glance, it seemed odd that teams were not registering their players before deadline submission day.

The post went viral as multiple sources went to check if the situation actually happened. According to Talon’s manager, he denied the rumors that Talon did not register its players in time on Twitter. However, the same cannot be said for other teams as Liquipedia editor (@xnick123) stated that five teams did not manage to register their players in time for the deadline submission day. Those five teams are Nigma Galaxy SEA, Team SMG, Polaris, TNC and Army Geniuses.

Furthermore, Dota 2 caster Anthony “scantzor" Hodgson confirmed the situation by saying that according to leaked Discord logs, a handful of SEA teams missed the deadline for roster submission and might not be able to participate in the qualifiers as a result.

Additionally, Dota statistician Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen noted that the mentioned SEA teams did receive a prior warning regarding the submission deadline, however he can’t tell when the warning was given according to the reference leaks.

While the SEA teams are trying to communicate with Valve about the situation, Loda thinks that those teams might not be able to participate should Valve enforce its rules. He mentioned that he had faced a similar situation before, but Valve refused to allow Alliance to register its players after deadline day.

Valve has come under criticism after the recent debacle over discrepancy in calculated points with Liquipedia, which saw Fnatic claim the final invite slot to TI11 instead of Outsiders. Should Valve enforce its rules regarding the registration of players after the submission date has passed, those five teams will not be eligible to play in TI11 SEA Regional Qualifiers.


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Ammar is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. When he's not covering Dota 2 tournaments, he enjoys streaming or watching other esports titles like Valorant or LoL.


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