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Dota 2: OpTic Gaming gets a shot at glory in wake of the EG and OG roster changes

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Early this week, we reported about the massive roster changes for Dota 2 pro teams Evil Geniuses and OG. These changes left OG without a full team for the time being, which is why OpTic Gaming now has a shot at greatness in the China Dota 2 Supermajor.

As most fans know, the China Dota 2 Supermajor is the last Major of the season before qualifiers for The International 2018 kicks off and as such, it is the biggest one as well and the most important for teams trying to get that direct invite into The International 2018. Only the top eight teams from the Dota 2 Pro Circuit gets a direct invite, while the others will need to go through qualifiers.

OpTic Gaming didn’t qualify for the China Dota 2 Supermajor, but they are in ninth place on the Pro Circuit Rankings, only slightly below VGJ.Thunder. Perfect World announced on Twitter that OpTic Gaming would replace OG as a direct invite team to the Supermajor, stating that:

It is one OG for another OG as OpTic Gaming step in to the Supermajor. As original invites were based on DPC rankings then, the replacement is based on the rankings now: 9th in the current DPC standings, Optic will be sure to entertain.” - Source

Therefore, OpTic has one more shot at glory and possibly, a direct invite to The International 2018. The reason this happened is simple: OG doesn’t have a full team right at this moment and they are also not eligible for a direct invite for The International 2018 due to the recent roster changes. Even when they were still eligible, there were some debate if both EG and OG should even have gotten direct invites to the Supermajor, as they were having really bad seasons.

This weekend, the group stages of the China Dota 2 Supermajor will begin and I, for one, am extremely excited to see which teams come out on top of this all-important tournament. Since Virtus.Pro is there, it’s probably a good bet that they will do well. All eyes, however, will be on EG with their new roster.

Check out the list of teams competing in the last major of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit season below:

  • Vici Gaming
  • Team Liquid
  • Newbee
  • TNC Pro Team
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Natus Vincere
  • VGJ.Thunder
  • Mineski
  • Team Secret
  • Evil Geniuses
  • VGJ.Storm
  • Infamous
  • Team Spirit
  • The Final Tribe

Which team are you backing in the Supermajor? Let us know in the comment section below.

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