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The draw which was recorded (video below) managed to throw together an incredible group A of Alliance, EG, Cloud9 and Team Tinker. Meanwhile, BigDaddy's Team Secret managed to get a less threatening group featuring Na'Vi, VP and Inter Active Philippines. The tournament is a 4-day event from the 23rd-26th October.
The tournament took a blow earlier in the week when Vici Gaming and Newbee dropped out of the competition stating "political situation" and passports as the reasons behind the decision. A total of 44 teams participated in the qualifiers for the LAN finals across four regions; China, SEA, Europe and America.
This article was written by Lawrence Phillips, joinDOTA's Editor-in-Chief.Malystryx has been in eSports since 2004 working as eSports Editor for Razer and Editor-in-Chief of SK Gaming in the past. He misses the days of Warcraft3 but makes do with the world of DOTA 2.Location: Bristol, UKFollow him on @MalystryxGDS.