compLexity may have had a few disappointing results after their impressive win streak at the BTS house during Hurricane Irma, but they seem to have taken it all in stride. After qualifying for their first LAN of the season with Starladder | i-League Invitational #3, they've followed that up with another win in Perfect World Masters.
coL were knocked into the lower bracket by Digital Chaos* in the semifinal round, but fought their way through Is GG* and Immortals* before a Grand Final rematch against DC. This time, the tables were turned and coL finished off Digital Chaos in a decisive 2-0 victory.
we DID IT! beat meepo WOOOO we're going to CHINA OH YEAHHH!!! CHINAAA!!!!China....china.......wooo— Kyle Freedman (@melonzzdota) September 28, 2017
This will be coL's first time back in China since The Shanghai Major (which was also a Perfect World event), so his mild trepidation is understandable. Luckily, plenty of non-disastrous events have been hosted in China in the 1.5 years since then.
SG e-sports are quickly becoming a dominant force in South American qualifiers. Like Team Secret in EU and Mineski in SEA, SG have now racked up three qualifier victories. Along with the Perfect World Masters, SG have also qualified for Starladder | i-League Invitational #3 and ESL One Hamburg 2017.
The Brazilian squad were upper bracket boys all the way through the qualifier, meeting with Sacred* in the Grand Final. DC.SA took the first game win, but SG turned around an early lead by DC.SA in Game 2 and crushed Game 3 with the potent combination of Bloodseeker, Arc Warden and Necrophos to strike fear in their enemies' hearts.