TNC’s eligibility for the Major came following a continuing typhoon in the Philippines averted their competitions, Cignal Ultra, from reconnecting to the match.
Fnatic enjoyed an undefeated run across the qualifiers, confronting continuing rivals TNC to choose who would get the very first slot into the Leipzig Major. TNC, despite being new off their MDL Chengdu Major triumph , succumbed immediately to Fnatic. The Filipino winners appeared off their game and were a step behind Fnatic that the whole series. They will seem to improve on their disappointing introduction foray in the MDL Chengdu Major, in which they finished in the bottom half of the area.
Reality Rift, among those teams that are qualified, is a newcomer to the Southeast Asian landscape. Having shaped in 2019, they failed to qualify for both the initial Minor and Major this year. They exchanged one of the players and it had been sufficient to earn Reality Rift look revived through the DreamLeague qualifiers. They beat TNC from the group phase. After beating Cignal Ultra from the playoffs, the roster procured their maiden Dota Pro Circuit championship and will seem to turn heads on the huge stage.
The third-place decider was performed between TNC and Cignal Ultra to ascertain the previous ticket into the DreamLeague Major. A stressed series ensued, with the two teams dividing one apiece before going into the last match. However, the typhoon that is ravaging the Philippines right now been shown to be Cignal Ultra’s bane, making them disconnect for more than 20 minutes.
The chat log shown that Cignal went beyond their allocated pause period, which is around ten minutes per group. TNC waited to get an additional 10 minutes, basically burning off their particular pause time.
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The admin’s handling of this situation has attracted flak in the Dota two community. Ben”noxville” Steenhuisen, a statistician for ace Dota two , called the admin out for not doing his duty and forcing TNC into”seem like villains.”
No matter the choice for TNC to undergo will endure. Cignal’s final shot in the Major will soon be winning the forthcoming Bukovel Minor. Cignal along with three other SEA teams–including Fam, Boom Esports, and Neon Esports–will combine the Minor qualifiers, that is played on Dec. 6 and 5.