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Dota 2: Five More Teams Invited For The International 3

Nic on 2013-04-30

Dota 2: Five More Teams Invited For The International 3



Finally, after hours of waiting, Valve has finally released the 3rd batch of ‘The International 3’ invites. Prior to this, the event had already invited defending champions, CHINAInvictus Gaming followed by MALAYSIANeoES.Orange, USATeam Liquid, SWEEDENThe Alliance, CHINALGD.China, and EUROPEFnatic.EU.


Five more teams have now secured a spot in the most prestigious Dota 2 event in the world.





Singaporean team, SINGAPOREZenith. SINGAPOREDaryl ‘IceIceIce’ Koh Pei Xiang will be returning to Seattle to once again represent Singapore in the main stage. Last year, SINGAPOREZenith had a great run in the tournament by finishing fifth.

The SINGAPOREZenith team that competed in ‘The International 2’ had notable names such as SWEEDENJonathan ‘Loda’ Berg who is now with SWEEDENThe Alliance and the SINGAPORElegend Benedict ‘HyHy’ Lim Han Yong. The present SINGAPOREZenith will still have worthy reinforcements in the character of Malaysian Legend MALAYSIANg Wei ‘Yamateh’ Poong and fellow ex-orange player MALAYSIAChee Cai ‘Ice’ Chua.




Another team that has been invited is CHINATeam DK. They are the team who defeated SINGAPOREZenith in last year’s International and finished 4th behind CHINALGD.China, UKRAINENa’Vi and CHINAInvictus Gaming. The team had gone into a major roster change with the departure of multiple players.

Still, the team has its very reliable GPM master, CHINAXu ‘Burning’ Zhilei. Burning is considered as the best farmer in the world. He has shown that he still got the skills to do it by qualifying in the G-1 Champions League.




Fanboys now welcome your team, UKRAINENa’Vi. Last year’s runner-up will not be left behind. The Ukrainian team will be returning to Seattle to reclaim their lost glory. Though, they have experienced a bumpy ride in the first two quarters of the year, UKRAINENa’Vi is looking good for the coming ‘The International’.

GERMANY (F.R. OF)Kuroky, and UKRAINEFunn1k have been getting superb remarks with how fast they are getting into the UKRAINEPuppey System. The team chemistry has been there, evident in their previous tournaments such as, The Premiere League, and G-1. The only question now for this team is, can UKRAINEXboct step-up?


USATeam Dignitas




Aside from the said invites, the Americans have yet another representative to defend their home court. USATeam Dignitas, has been invited in this year’s event. USAFogged and the crew came up short last year  as their superb run started only after all the invited teams were announced.

Now, with a worthy sponsor, and a veteran, USASaahil ‘Universe’ Arora, Dignitas chances on getting a great run is now possible. The Americans will have another great team to cheer in the Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

RUSSIATeam Virtus.Pro



Another worthy contender, RUSSIA Virtus.Pro, a team that won The Defense 3. A very strong and capable team especially with RUSSIAARS-ART coming in from Na'Vi to increase their firepower. They will be travelling from one side of the world to another to compete against the best of best and we wish them good luck and enjoy Seattle.

In total, 11 invited teams have been announce from Valve, two more invited slots left aside from the qualifying slots. Who could they be?

Source: The International


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