Nigma and Team Secret qualify for the Major regional qualifiers 1

Two of the biggest names in European Dota have now qualified for the Regionals with a chance to get to the second major.

PSG.LGD has already shown how dangerous open qualifiers can be, as they were knocked out early in a best-of-one. The third-place TI9 finishers are now locked out of the major/minor system until the qualifiers for the third major start. However, both big representatives for the EU region have made it through and will play for a spot at the Leipzig Major in January.

Teams who do not have any DPC points do not get invited to the regional qualifiers anymore, meaning that if a team fails to qualify for regionals, they do not get invited to the next regionals either. This rule means that a lot of the teams who took a break for the first major have had to go through open qualifiers in order to get their chance at a spot in the major.

Nigma beat OG.Seed in a fast 2-0 that felt like it could have been closer. Nigma showed their quality as TI runners up and two dominating performances later, they had booked their ticket to Regionals.

A hastily put together EU/CIS mix named Chicken Fighters stood in the way of Team Secret; however they were no match for the Puppey-led superpower, and just like Nigma, they tore through Chicken Fighters to secure their spot.

The two teams now join what looks to be a stacked regional qualifier with Alliance, Team Liquid, and Ad Finem among others that have already qualified by playing the qualifiers for the previous major. The regional qualifiers start on December 1 and run through to December 3.

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