PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming and Team Aster claimed the three Kuala Lumpur Major spots available to teams competing in the China qualifier Monday. The three teams will represent China at the Malaysia-hosted Major in November.
Though the China qualifier is set to wrap up Tuesday, PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming and Team Aster clinched their invitations by being the last three teams standing at the Dota 2 tournament. PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming sit in the upper bracket finals, while Team Aster waits in the lower bracket finals. Any of the three has a shot at taking the tournament home.
We take it all! 2-0 victory against Team @AsterCN, qualifying for the #KLMajor outright.— LGD Gaming (@LGDgaming) September 17, 2018
The 🇨🇳 regional qualifier upper bracket finals will be played tomorrow and we'll be up against @ViCi_Gaming !
See you then! pic.twitter.com/irTA4xyS6l
PSG.LGD's qualification comes as no surprise, as the team is coming hot off a second place finish at TI8 and a third place finish at the China Dota 2 Supermajor.
Vici Gaming had a less impressive end to the 2017-2018 Dota 2 professional season, picking up 9th-12th place at TI8 and fifth-sixth place at the China Dota 2 Supermajor.
Team Aster, meanwhile, only came to exist Sept. 10 when it announced its roster for the first time. It handily won the Kuala Lumpur Major China open qualifier Wednesday, where it earned its place at the closed qualifier.
The remainder of the closed qualifiers will play out through Sept. 21, and the Major itself is scheduled to begin the group stage Nov. 9.
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