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There’s a brief lull in the world of Dota 2 currently as we prepare for the OGA Dota Pit Minor, which comes our way from Split, Croatia from the 22nd of April. For those of you itching for some Dota 2 action; here’s a list of all the events that you can catch all the way up until the Minor begins or while we slave away in Auto Chess for those hard-earned victories.


ESL One Birmingham Qualifiers

While ESL One Birmingham is still some time away, the eight direct invites for the tournament have already gone out and in the upcoming days the regional qualifiers for the event will continue too. The North American, Chinese and Southeast Asia regional qualifiers will all kick off in under 24 hours – but the Europe and CIS have something a little different. You can find all the information on each region’s qualifiers down below.

Southeast Asia

  • TNC Predator
  • Mineski
  • Tigers
  • Team Amplfy

China

  • EHOME
  • Keen Gaming
  • Royal
  • Invictus Gaming

North America

  • J.Storm
  • Forward Gaming
  • Team Team
  • compLexity Gaming

GG.Bet Birmingham Invitational

Eight teams from around Europe and CIS will take part in their own mini-tournament where the victor will claim the regional spot for the main ESL One Birmingham event. This Invitational kicked off just yesterday and will run through the next few days. These are the teams fighting for the spot at as the EU/CIS regional champion in Birmingham:

  • Natus Vincere
  • Gambit Esports
  • The Pango
  • Alliance
  • The Final Tribe
  • Old but Gold
  • Team Empire
  • Black Hornets Gaming

Betway Asian Dota 2 League

Another event currently ongoing involves the likes of Tigers, Team Aster, DeToNator and Invictus Gaming as they all participate in the Betway Asian Dota 2 League. The tournament begun on April 7th and runs all the way through to the 20th with a total of eight teams from the China and Southeast Asia regions fighting for a shot at a $20,000 prize pool. While the first round of games is over, the action will kick off again tomorrow morning. The full list of teams in the event are:

  • Tigers
  • Geek Fam
  • DeToNator
  • Team Aster
  • Newbee Young
  • Invictus Gaming
  • Vampire Gaming
  • Future Club

OpenAI versus OG

Following the culmination of qualifiers for ESL One Birmingham 2019 we will be treated to the return of the OpenAI matchups – this time it will take on the victors of The International 2018, OG. On April 13th, the TI winners will have their chance to show off their skills against the brilliant AI. The game won’t be the only offering of the day as the OpenAI team will also give us a short presentation on the future of AI versus human opponents. You can find more information on the event down below and it will be broadcast with a host of Dota 2 celebrities giving us the downlow.


American Avengers Cup

On a smaller scale, the last few days have been full of Dota 2 action with the American Avengers Cup. The event kicked off on April 4th and in just a few hours time it will continue as it reaches its playoff stage. There were originally a total of eight teams fighting for the $10,000 prize pool but Team X failed to show up – leaving the following seven teams:

  • compLexity Gaming
  • zxcv666
  • Team Xolotl
  • ggngg
  • Team Team
  • Vega Academy
  • Insane Buster.NA

World Showdown of Esports

Next on our Dota 2 calendar is the World Showdown of Esports – which will see Team Serenity defending their title. At the first Dota 2 event of WSOE last year, Serenity were able to take the title, but this year would be a lot tougher for the young Chinese squad. While less teams were participating at the event, the level of competition was definitely much higher and a best-of-seven final would be required to claim the spoils too. The action from WSOE’s Dota 2 showdown kicks off on April 13th and the teams involved are:

  • Infamous
  • ggngg
  • Team Team
  • J.Storm
  • Team Serenity (Champions of WSOE #1)

ESL One Mumbai 2019

The final event on the list of pre-Minor tournaments to check out is ESL One Mumbai 2019. Starting from April 16th, we’ll witness a mass of 12 of the best Dota 2 teams in the world heading to India for the premier event for the region. While it is not a part of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, ESL One Mumbai is set to be an epic event with some of the best teams in the game fighting for their share of $300,000 right before the Minor.

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Gambit Esports
  • Alliance
  • compLexity Gaming
  • Chaos Esports Club
  • Natus Vincere
  • The Pango
  • Mineski
  • J.Storm
  • Keen Gaming
  • TNC Predator
  • Signify

With so many epic Dota 2 events filling our time before the DPC kicks off again, we’re definitely not at a loss for action.

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