The first of the European regional qualifiers for The Summit 4 begin today, with 5JuNGz facing Ninjas in Pyjamas DotA2 at 17:00 CET.
After the conclusion of their Open Qualifiers this weekend, The Summit 4 moves to the next phase of qualification: regional qualifiers. The first region to conduct matches will be Europe. The first match will be between two invited teams – 5JuNGz and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
The invited teams for the European Regional qualifiers are as follows:
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Vega Squadron
- Team Secret
- Team Empire
- STARK eSports (formerly 4ASC)
- (monkey) Business
They will be joined by the victors from the recent Open Qualifiers, CIS Rejects.
Many of these teams will be eager to test out new strategies that they may have formed in response to the recent 6.85 patch. What mad genius will come from Clement 'Puppey' Imanov and the latest incarnation of Team Secret? What will Danil 'Dendi' Itushin play most this patch? With buffs to both Lone Druid and Nature’s Prophet, will we see the King Rat, Henrik 'AdmiralBulldog' Ahnberg, frustrate his opponents as well as he did in TI3? Only time will tell. One thing is for certain – the European qualifiers for The Summit 4 will be hotly-contested, high-quality DotA2, and should definitely not be missed.