The closed qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 13 have officially ended, and we now know 15 of the 16 teams that will be competing at the Leipzeig Major in January.
In the Chinese region, Vici Gaming, Invictus Gaming, and Team Aster have all qualified.
Powerhouse team, PSG.LGD, failed to qualify after suffering a shocking upset by FTD.apollo in a best-of-one open qualifier match, which prevented them from competing in the closed qualifier.
During the SEA’s regional qualifier, Fnatic dominated the competition and advanced undefeated.
The surprise team of the region was Reality Rift led by Singaporean captain, Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih. RR defeated TNC Predator in the group stage, then Cignal Ultra during the playoff stage.
The last team to qualify was the underperforming TNC Predator, who only barely qualified after their playoff opponents, Cignal Ultra, lost connection to the game midway through game three.
European Region closed qualifier
Over in the European closed qualifier, Team Liquid showcased their understanding of the new Outlanders Update by going undefeated in both the group stage and playoffs.
Meanwhile, Team Secret made a triumphant return from their post-TI9 break, together with their new roster acquisition Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen. The team topped their group and defeated Nigma during the playoffs.
The last team to qualify from the European region was Alliance. They also defeated Nigma 2-0 in the playoffs.
After missing the Chengdu Major, both Virtus.pro and Na’Vi showed a return to form by qualifying for Leipzeig.
Virtus.pro made an impressive run through the playoffs and were the first time to qualify.
Na’Vi made a strong run of their own in the lower bracket of the playoff stage, defeating both Team Spirit and Gambit Esports to earn their spot at DreamLeague Season 13.
South American Regional closed qualifier
Pain Gaming separated themselves from the rest of the South American teams by topping their group. They defeated both EgoBoys and Beastcoast to qualify for the Major.
After being dropped to the lower bracket, Beastcoast managed to prevent another upset by dominating EgoBoys 2-0 to take the last qualifier spot of the SA region.
North American Regional closed qualifier
The last qualifier to end was the North American region. The newly signed Chaos Esports Club (formerly known as Quincy Crew) topped Group A by going undefeated. Evil Geniuses over in Group B did the same.
Chaos EC was the first team to qualify from the NA region by defeating both Ninjas in Pyjamas and Fighting PandaS.
Meanwhile, Evil Geniuses managed to bounce back after being upset by Fighting PandaS 2-1 in the semifinals. They dominated the lower bracket, and avenged their loss at the hands of Fighting PandaS to advance to the Leipzig Major.
The DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major is set to take place on January 18-26 in Leipziger Messe, Germany.
Similar to the first Major of the season, the Leipzig Major will have a US$1 million prize pool and a 15,000 DPC point pool up for grabs.