posted by joinDOTA Staff,
It's Major time! The third Major event of the season is about to start. 16 of the best teams from all around the world will fight for the title and 4950 DPC points. Four teams have secured a spot for The International 2019 so far. Who'll join them?

Plucky upstarts


The North American squad beastcoast is the only squad at the MDL Disneyland Paris Major that doesn't have a five man squad yet. Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao and his team-mates kicked Jason 'NewSham' Newsham and Nico 'Gunnar' Lopez after the disappointing results at ESL One Mumbai 2019.

They only have four days left to reveal the two players that will replace them.

paiN Gaming

paiN Gaming was the big surprise of the South American qualifier. They were the first team in the region to beat Rasmus 'rASmus' Fillipsen and Co. this season to qualify first for the Major.

Rodrigo 'Lelis' Santos and Adriano '4DR' Machado have built a talented Brazilian squad that has great upset potential in Paris.

compLexity Gaming

compLexity Gaming was the second North American team to qualify for the upcoming event in Paris. It's the first time this season that Zakari 'ZfreeK' Freedman and Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin's team will compete at a Major in this season.

They signed three South-east Asian players at the end of 2018, but they released Yang 'Deth' Wu Heng two weeks before the Major was going to start. Jaron 'Monkeys-Forever' Clinton is the new player in the squad. The offlaner already played at the first Minor of this season for Rooons.

Team Empire

Team Empire shattered Natus Vincere's hope for a Major slot. The CIS squad surrounding Rinat 'KingR' Abdullin beat the Ukrainian powerhouse twice in the Eastern European qualifier.

The Russian outfit is a highly talented squad that could be the next big underdog from CIS. They have the potential to upset NiP or Secret in their group.

Let's move on to the next tier: Passionate Persecutors.

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