It’s a close race between Newbee and Vici Gaming for the strongest Chinese team in the current Dota Pro Circuit, so we couldn’t have ESL One Birmingham powered by Intel without inviting both of them!
The second place finishers from ESL One Katowice are back for a potential grand finals rematch against Virtus.pro and the chance to climb the DPC standings in the second-to-last tournament of the year. As of today, Vici Gaming are sitting in a TI8 qualifying position in 6th place, but lots can change until ESL One Birmingham comes around. They are enjoying an about 1000 point lead over Natus Vincere and the regrettable 9th place in the DPC rankings, so all tournament results matter for them
Can Vici Gaming crown their successful season with a tournament win in the UK and a direct qualifier spot to TI8? Be in the Arena Birmingham to find out as we approach a max capacity crowd!