In this week’s In Case You Missed It:
- Every team that has qualified for the MDL Chengdu Major
- Sumail leaves Quincy Crew
- And the official theme song for Worlds 2019
Every team that has qualified for the MDL Chengdu Major
The road to The International 2020 has officially begun with the start of the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit Regional Qualifiers for the MDL Chengdu Major.
In the SEA region, Team Fnatic, Team Adroit, and TNC Predator have all qualified. From Europe, there’s a new rivalry brewing as Alliance’s new squad as well it’s old squad, which is now Team Liquid, have made it through.
In the tightly contested China region, Vici Gaming, Team Aster, and EHOME outlasted seven other teams to take the region’s three qualifying spots.
In North America, TI5 champions, Evil Geniuses, easily took the first NA spot, while the Fighting Pepegas and J.Storm took the two remaining spots. In South America, Beastcoast cruised to a perfect 10-0 record in their qualifier to take the first spot, while Team Unknown grabbed the second spot.
And finally, from the CIS region, Gambit Esports and Positive Guys managed to upset powerhouse teams, Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro, to take the final two slots.
The MDL Chengdu Major will be held from November 16-24, with a US$1 million prize pool and 15,000 DPC points up for grabs.
Sumail leaves Quincy Crew
Star mid-player Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan has left Quincy Crew, which notably included his brother, Yawar “YawaR” Hassan, due to “fit issues” in the team.
Quincy Crew manager Jack “KBBQ” Chen announced SumaiL’s departure on Twitter, revealing that YawaR will take over as the team’s position-1 player while they look for a new offlaner.
“We tried to resolve our fit issues, but ultimately weren’t able to do so to the point where everyone felt most comfortable and empowered to keep moving forward,” said Chen.
SumaiL’s sudden departure has no doubt surprised many, as he has expressed his desire to play in the same team as his brother before.
“Phoenix” is the official theme song for Worlds 2019
League of Legends esports has released the official theme song and music video for the 2019 World Championship.
The video features iconic LoL players Song “Rookie” Eui-jin (Invictus Gaming), Rasmus “Caps” Winther (G2 Esports), and Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (T1), together with champions Lissandra, Irelia, and Karma.
The three-minute song was performed by American singers Cailin Russo and Chrissy Constanza.
Worlds 2019 is currently ongoing and features 24 of the world’s best League of Legends teams battling it out for glory around Europe. The Group Stage is taking place this week, with the finals scheduled for November 10 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.