Dota 2 competition in the last couple of months has been intensified as this period is filled with the very important tournaments that will be played in a very short period of time. One of those tournaments will be Galaxy Battles LAN. Over the last several days, there has been a lot of shuffling of teams from one competition to another.
Last week, it was announced that Clutch Gamers and CDEC Gaming would not be participating at the Summit 7. Because of that, the organizers were forced to look for the replacement. CDEC Gaming tried to get the visa for the Summit 7 in Los Angeles twice, but failed both times.
On the other side of the planet, Galaxy Battles LAN will be a Dota 2 LAN event. This tournament will be played from June 16th at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China. One of the teams that were supposed to play at this tournament is LGD Gaming. However that will not be happening as they withdraw from the tournament in China. They will participate in the tournament in Los Angeles.
Initially, LGD Gaming was very close to securing their spot at the Summit 7. They were defeated in the Grand Finals of the qualifiers for this event. That match was taken into the fifth and deciding game, but LGD Gaming was not able to win it. Because of that, they were eliminated from the qualifiers.
Despite that, they secured their spot at the Galaxy Battles LAN, but after the Summit 7’s organizers had contacted LGD, they decided to go to Los Angeles after all and to withdraw from the tournament that will be played in China at the same time as the Summit 7.
NESO, the organizers of Galaxy Battles, have started to look for the replacement immediately after LGD officially withdraw from the tournament. Initially, NESO approached three teams Team MAX, LGD.Y, and ViCi Gaming. All of these teams have been tied with five wins and two defeats at that moment.
LGD.Y was at that moment in Moscow where they were preparing for their participation at the EPICENTER: Moscow 2017, and because of that, they declined the invite for Galaxy Battles. Because of that, two teams were left, and the organizers decided to put on a match that will determine the winner of the last spot.
Team MAX and ViCi Gaming faced each other in the best-of-three series. For ViCi Gaming, this was the opportunity that they have been waiting. As soon as the match started, ViCi Gaming aggressively attacked Team MAX. After just 28 minutes, they won the first game with the score 21:5.
The second match was better for Team MAX, but that was still not enough for them to take the second game as it took ViCi Gaming only 45 minutes to close the second game and win the last spot at the Galaxy Battles.
ViCi Gaming will be joining Newbee, iG Vitality, TnC, Thunderbirds, Infamous, Happy Feet, and Mousesports at the main event of this tournament which will be great opportunity for them to redeem themselves for the very bad recent period