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The countdown clock for TI8 is ticking louder and louder. The final Minor awaits this week, before we hurry into three consecutive Majors.

Nine teams will participate at SEA's final Minor, GESC E-Series: Bangkok. Everything was set—until today. Due to visa problems, Vega Squadron * will not attend the Minor. As a result, the ninth team is missing, and it's highly questionable whether they'll find a replacement at such short notice.

The list of participants includes Evil Geniuses and Major winner Team Secret. The North Americans are currently 9th place in the DPC standings, exactly 600 points behind VGJ.Thunder — each point is now more important than ever for the NA squad.

On the other hand, Europe is represented by The Final Tribe, making their second appereance on the DPC circuit.

Alliance can secure a playoff spot

This is not the only tournament the Swedes are playing, also being part of the Taurora Invitational #1 tournament, where they are in a group with none other than TI legend Jonathan 'Loda' Berg and his Alliance team.

With one best-of-three win already in the bank, Alliance just need to beat Sqreen's Squad on Tuesday evening to guarantee a spot in the playoffs.

Livestreams everywhere!

While the tournament circuit is unusually sparse right now, there are still a lot of streams ongoing which you can find in our livestream selection:

You can also show us your prediction skills by taking on a new challenge for the upcoming events.

Photo credit: DreamHack - Alexander Scott

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