History is made. Brazil is heading to TI for the first time!

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Pain Gaming made history this evening by becoming the first Brazilian team to ever qualify for a TI.

A long journey

THe South American Regional Qualifiers ended up quite a ride for paiN Gaming*, but the team made it all the way from Open Qualifiers to win the one and only SA slot for TI8. Pain Gaming brought in Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi mid-season, and their final DPC appearance was a 3rd place finish at the ESL One Birmingham Major.

Over the course of the TI8 Regionals this week they had to deal with game remakes, disconnect drama and bizarre encounters with Thunder Awaken*.

The Grand Finals of the South American TI8 Regionals against SG e-sports went the full five games, but in the decisive 5th game Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi's Ember Spirit feasted on SGE's supports while William 'hFnk3' Medeiros dealt with the cores.

The first Brazilians to qualify for TI

The 3-2 victory for Pain Gaming is significant not only for the organisation, but also for all the South American players on the roster, as none of them have competed at a TI before. This is the first time a Brazilian organisation has ever qualified for a TI, with Peruvians Infamous becoming the first South American team to qualify last year. Pain Gaming's Tavo, Kingrd, Hfn and Duster, will become the first ever Brazilians to compete at a TI this summer.

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