Newbee rounds out the qualified teams to participate in WCA 2016 main event. The Chinese team clinched the final qualifying spot in season 3 after besting LGD Gaming 2:1. Newbee joins Wings, IG.VItality, WarriorGaming.Unity, Vega Squadron, Prodota Gaming and two more invited teams in Yinchuan, China, December to compete for the $760,000 prize pool.
Newbee is the last team to qualify for WCA 2016 main event.
The powerhouse team clinched their spot in the season 3 qualifiers after wiping out EHOME and taking down LGD Gaming 2:1 in the Grand Finals.
Newbee had just missed qualifying earlier, having taken second place in season 2. They fell in the grand finals to IG.Vitality in 2:0 sweep but came back swinging strong and determined in the final season.
The event has played out three seasons scheduled for China, one SEA qualifier (completed) and EU qualifier (completed).
Wings Gaming had taken first place and the spot in the main event from Season 1. IG.Vitality for Season 2 and Newbee claimed the spot from Season 3.
WarriorsGaming.Unity had secured the spot for SEA back in May when they wiped through TnC 2:0.
Vega Squadron and Prodota Gaming will represent the west. Vega and Kaipi had qualified, taking the two spots in the WCA 2016 EU Qualifier in September. Following Kaipi’s disbanding, the remaining two members of the team joined up with Prodota Gaming for the remainder of the Major season and will head to China under the Prodota Gaming banner.
The invited teams have yet to be announced.
WCA 2016 main event teams
- WG Unity (Winner of SEA qualifier)
- Wings Gaming (Winner of Chinese Qualifier #1)
- Prodota Gaming (Winner of EU Qualifier)*
- Vega Squadron (Winner of EU Qualifier)
- IG.Vitality (Winner of China Qualifier #2)
- Newbee (Winner of China Qualifier #3)
- Direct Invite (TBA)
- Direct Invite (TBA)
*assumed Kaipi spot with teams combined
WCA 2016 ticket
The WCA 2016 in-game ticket has appeared in the Dota 2 store.
The $2.99 ticket will be valid only for each season. It is expected that each subsequent season will have its own new ticket to be purchased.
World Cyber Arena
The World Cyber Arena (WCA) is one of the premier organizers of global esports tournaments. In 2015 it boasted a prize pool totaling $3.9 million dollars; the comprehensive series featured four separate titles with invite-only Pro Qualifiers and Open Qualifiers. Players competed for cash and a trip to Yinchuan, China, to play at the WCA 2015 Finals for their share of the $1.9 million Finals prize pool across all titles – WarCraft III, CrossFire, Dota 2, Hearthstone, and Heroes of The Storm.