SG e-sports is Through to The International 10
SG e-sports has won The International 10 (TI10) South America (SA) qualifier on the back of a strong showing in the upper bracket. After defeating Team Unknown 3-1 earlier today, the team has punched its ticket to the most prestigious Dota 2 tournament, TI10. Despite losing the first game in the grand final, SG e-sports was determined to win as they struck back to win three consecutive games and seal the deal. This is a historic feat for the team with four out of five players being first time competitors at The International. The team’s offlaner, Otávio "Tavo" Gabriel, will be making his second appearance at a TI.
SG e-sports is the third SA team at TI10
South America will be elated with the way its teams have performed in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) this year. Beastcoast and Thunder Predator booked their berths at TI10 after gaining enough DPC points to secure a direct invite. With a victory at the TI10 SA qualifier, SG e-sports will be the third SA representative at the biggest Dota 2 tournament of 2021.
SG e-sports was not considered to be a frontrunner for the TI10 SA qualifier. It was widely believed that NoPing e-sports would win the tournament, but they were dealt an unexpected loss by team Infinity in the fourth round of the lower bracket and thus failed to advance in the qualifier.
Meanwhile, SG e-sports made waves in the upper bracket, winning back-to-back series. In the first round, they faced BINOMISTAS, who were competitive, but SG e-sports was able to emerge victorious 2-1. They then took care of EgoBoys with a 2-0 series win in just over 50 minutes. With this momentum, SG e-sports put together a show of quality gameplay in the upper bracket final against Infinity, winning 2-0.
With the grand finals set, SG e-sports, a team filled with confidence and rhythm, was up against Team Unknown, a team that was on a courageous lower bracket run. The all-Brazilian team of SG esports emerged stronger on the grand final day, as they defeated Team Unknown 3-1 with a diverse drafting pattern, excellent laning skills, and superior teamfight execution.
The players were ecstatic after this crucial grand final win in the TI10 SA qualifier as they seemingly jumped and hugged each other in exultation.
As much as the players will be delighted to qualify, the organization will also be satisfied to be back in the Dota 2 ecosystem, as the team had been signed before the start of the DPC 2021.
After ceasing operations in November 2019, they had returned to the competitive scene in December 2020.
Although it took SG e-sports the longest route to achieve their goal of qualifying for TI10, it all seems worthwhile in the end.