The International's site just added 4 more teams. Given that they have been announcing them 1-2 at a time I wonder if someone just messed up, because there doesn't seem to be much about it aside from the images just appearing on the site.
Not big surprises, nice for Loda and the EG guys - the people at Valve I talked to seemed on the fence about both of them last time I bought it up. Curious how the wild card stuff will work, I'm excited for them to announce how they are going to run qualifiers.
4 chinese and darer with their line up constantly changing? Wow valve is playing outside of the rule atm... mTw, mouz, M5, VP are all outside of the box atm not counting MUFC from the east......... the last 2 slots will be very clutch imo
Oh man I really hope mouz and mtw get the last two safe spots, they are really raping lately.
edit: Also LGD meh, would rather see another EU/NA team instead of them, there's still the Asian qualifier if they are rly strong enough to qualify. But I guess Valve wants the big viewer numbers from China + China transitioning faster.
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Zlasher United States. May 26 2012 02:36. Posts 8319
I don't think mtw deserves one of the last spots. Maybe its just my outdated opinion but Synderen has had too many chances to prove himself since Dreamhack and they've done nothing but flame out of every tournament in the first group stages or in the first two rounds. They are nothing special, and nothing worth inviting. Quantic deserves it more, Wolves, Mouz, and then the SEA teams that, although not deserving, would attract a huge viewer base for Valve in Mineski or Mith-trust.
I'd say Quantic deserved an invite more than EG but at the same time I'm not at all surprised EG was invited. The rest of the EU teams should probably start praying that the Chinese teams have Visa issues now
dfs Russian Federation. May 26 2012 03:00. Posts 818