The International 2022 will undoubtedly be raking millions in revenue from battle passes, and the champions can be multimillionaires with another record breaking prize pool expected. Earning an invite already secures you an excellent little bit of the pie, and twelve teams can breathe an indicator of relief for devoid of to undergo regional qualifiers.
Lets breakdown the twelve invited teams for Ti 2022, and pass our verdict on which we see.
The International 11 Invited Teams
The International 2022 gathers eighteen teams to Singapore this season, which twelve teams confirmed their presence. They’re direct invites, teams which collected probably the most DPC points to be top twelve. From the lot, Europe gets the most teams (3), accompanied by another region with two participants each and CIS represented by former TI10 champions Team Spirit.
Outsiders out, Fnatic in
We already covered Outsiders and Fnatic situation at length. In a nutshell, the ultimate DPC points calculation ended up being only 1019 for Outsiders, while Fnatic had 1020, surpassing the former. For Southeast Asian fans, its another representative at TI11 to aid, while Outsiders must struggle in TI11 regional qualifiers because of their tickets.
DPC 2021-22 Winner & Core Favorites
Towards the top, we’ve PSG.LGD, the Chinese powerhouse and two-time grand finalists in the Internationals. LGD debuted within their first LAN major at Arlington this DPC season, which had many eager fans aching to see them doing his thing. Obviously, they didn’t disappoint, because they made their solution to the grand finals. Team Spirit became a formidable rival by defeating LGD, giving the latter TI10 flashbacks.
With Arlington concluded, it is possible to best bet that LGD will undoubtedly be back again to face Team Spirit if they meet at TI11.
Second-place winner and massive fan favorite is Team OG, became the Stockholm Major Champions and placed fourth at the recent major. While OG is obviously no pushover, their recent upset vs Aster revealed a flaw within their line-up, particularly Ammar ATF Al-Assaf. This came following the offlane player suffered an unhealthy game, which fans remarked that the org must fix before they go to TI11.
In third place is Team Spirit, the undisputed Arlington Major and TI10 Champions. Despite their occasional blunders in other tournaments, Team Spirit still were able to snatch the grand finals off their long-time rival, PSG.LGD. Particularly, Magomed Collapse Khalilov reaches the very best of his game when he pulled off sick Mars plays that left even Team Aster impressed. As defending champions, Team Spirit is obviously to arrive strong and may maintain the running for a consecutive TI win.
Beastcoast may be the fourth-placed team in DPC leaderboards, as well as the strongest South American representative. Beastcoast was heavily slept on, as fans come in awe of the newcomer, Thunder Awaken instead. Regardless, beastcoast proves they are the veterans in the end, and you will be the players third TI run.
Team Aster deserves the title as favorites for halting OG from advancing further at Arlington Major. They pack a good team with good fundamentals and consistency, that is second and then Team Spirit. Actually, in addition they gave Spirit an excellent run for his or her money after narrowly beating Spirit in game 3. Being on the list of two Chinese teams to secure direct invites, is really a testament to the regions strength.
Other Invited Teams
Moving down underneath half, Thunder Awaken may be the other SA team to create their debut at TI11. Its their first TI and certainly deserved the invite, not because they’re the only real formidable SA team besides beastcoast. TA is with the capacity of going neck-to-neck against other heavy hitters, so any contender at TI11 will regret underestimating the former.
BOOM Esports may be the seventh team and comes from SEA region. SEA has already established a lacklustre impact in majors with BOOM being the only real team to be of tier-1 status. They’re untouchable in SEA region but scored eight at Arlington Major to obtain enough DPC points. Despite being seventh on the list, BOOMs debut in TI11 will undoubtedly be short-lived because since it stands, they’re barely maintaining.
TeamSoloMid didnt make an appearance at Arlington Major after playing poorly in DPC NA Tour 3. However, they’re runner-up at Stockholm Major, this means they already secured enough points to help make the cut. Having said that, falling from first put on DPC rankings prior to the major, to eighth isn’t an excellent impression.
Tundra Esports and Gaimin Gladiators will be the other two EUROPEAN representatives to secure their spots. However, they’re nothing to send a letter home about if we have been considering their recent appearance at Arlington Major.
Evil Geniuses surprisingly make the cut aswell, as the UNITED STATES representative at a dangerous eleventh place. EG has already established a rough season but nonetheless manages to put on a good showcase within their local region. Fans aren’t impressed with the proclaimed strongest powerhouse in NA, therefore, arent looking towards EGs journey. They will have made changes to the roster, particularly welcoming Tal Fly Aizik back again to their roster. However, EG still looked sloppy contrary to the likes of stronger opponents from EU and China.
Last but definitely not least, is Fnatic, all because of the fortunate circumstances that unfolded yesterday.
Verdict on TI11 Participants
Overall, the distribution of teams from various regions is really a telltale sign which regions are superior. Needless to say, that is surely not predictions on the likely champions at TI11, but we are able to expect China consistently at the forefront, with Europe (both East & West) trailing behind. Team Spirit continues to be strong, albeit we cant say exactly the same because of its other local EEN brethren.
South American candidates have made a good showing through the entire season, that is a healthy sign of a thriving esports scene. Unfortunately, we cant say exactly the same for NA after how poorly EG was, even with the roster change.
On a side note, TI11 Regional Qualifiers will determine the rest of the six slots at TI11, that may unfold in mid-September.