Invictus Gaming, Royal Never Give Up, and EHOME have all qualified for the ESL One Los Angeles Major.
The three teams will represent the Chinese region with Vici Gaming out on their mid-season break and PSG.LGD continuing to struggle through the open qualifiers.
IG topped Group A with a 7-1 record by securing victories over Avengerls, Looking for Smile, and veteran squad EHOME for a semifinals spot against Team Aster.
IG outclassed Team Aster in the playoffs, winning critical team fights protecting their lead throughout, sweeping Aster 2-0.
RNG also had an impressive Group Stage performance. They also finished with a 7-1 record, taking wins from CDEC, Newbee, and Blaze. RNG then advanced to the semifinals and faced EHOME for a best-of-three match.
In the playoffs, RNG advanced to the Los Angeles Major by defeating EHOME 2-0. They even busted out an interesting Position 1 Riki strategy that caught EHOME off-guard.
During EHOME’s Group Stage run, they racked up wins over Keen Gaming, Looking for Smile, and Avengerls but lost to IG, which dropped them to second place in Group A.
EHOME then lost their semifinals match against RNG. But, the team would bounce back in their third-place match against Team Aster.
EHOME punched their ticket to the Los Angeles Major by securing two comeback victories over Team Aster. They finished the second game with two Divine Rapiers on Cheng “NothingToSay” Jin Xiang’s Medusa.
Invictus Gaming, Royal Never Give Up, and EHOME are among the 16 teams that are set to compete at the ESL One Los Angeles Major, which will take place from March 15-22. The tournament offers a US$1 million prize pool and a 15,000 DPC point pool.