ESL qualifiers: No-names get invite - KheZu complains

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The drama about China Dota 2 Supermajor is almost over, while de Maurice 'KheZu' Gutmann brings us another invite problem. Who is Evil Corporation?

The German offlaner is part of eu Mad Lads*, who are comprised of four former gr Ad Finem players. While they didn't earn any points for the season, they received invites to several qualifiers. Next up is the EU Qualifier for ESL One Birmingham. Although Mad Lads have also received an invite to the qualifier, KheZu's comments highlight that the current controversy surrounding invites also extends to qualifiers, not just the tournaments proper.

While the other seven participants in the qualifiers are pretty well known, Evil Corporation can't even be found on Liquipedia. According to joinDOTA, the last match the European squad featuring dk OwnedMe participated in was against cis Double Dimension* in a qualifier for the ESL One Katowice qualifier - such a long time ago.

Should Na'Vi be invited?

The fact that ua Natus Vincere are still classified as a Tier 1 team for qualifier invites was also critized by the Mad Lads player. This ended in a discussion with v1lat, where both players discussed the current invite situation.

The fact that Na'Vi were invited to the Supermajor was already an issue for ca Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao and us Peter 'ppd' Dager. Now KheZu is critizing the fact that Na'vi, who mostly got their DPC points through former ru star ua Ilya 'Lil' Ilyuk, are still the first invite from the CIS region.

Flaws in the current invite system are obvious - a lot of pros have been complaining recently, but what is the solution?

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