The veteran Indian team Signify will be representing their home country in ESL One Mumbai 2019 — the first major Dota 2 event to be held in India.
We have qualified for ESL One Mumbai after taking down Coming Soon 3-0.
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— Signify Dota 2 (@SignifyDota2) March 3, 2019
Signify is one of the longest-running teams in the Indian Dota scene, having fielded the same lineup since 2017. Their longstanding chemistry and experience as a team were crucial as they almost swept the field on their way to booking their ticket to Mumbai.
Signify faced Coming Soon — an Indian lineup complemented by Filipino Dota 2 veterans Kenneth “Flysolo” Coloma and Ralph Richard “RR” Peñano. Coming Soon took the first game and had Signify on the ropes, until the latter turned the series around to win 2-1.
Signify went on to sweep the next two series — including a rematch with Coming Soon in the best-of-five qualifier finals — to become India’s representative in Mumbai.
Signify will be joining four other teams from the international qualifiers — Keen Gaming from China, TNC Predator from Southeast Asia, J Storm from North America, and The Pango from Europe — as well as four directly invited teams — Ninjas in Pyjamas, Alliance, and Gambit Esports.
There will also be three more invited teams that have yet to be announced.
ESL One Mumbai — the first major Dota 2 event to be held in India — will take place at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai from April 16 to 21 and will feature a US$300,000 prize pool.