Evil Geniuses secure their place in the Los Angeles Summit 3 event, after a 2-1 victory over Not Today (NoT), sending the Peruvians to the Lower Brackets. Not Today hold onto hope for the second NA regional spot, while Chinese teams begin their fight over the single regional spot.
— BeyondTheSummit (@BeyondTheSummit) April 4, 2015
As was expected by most, EG took the first game in the series. However, NoT took the second one, forcing a decisive third game. With the pressure on in the last game, and the Peruvians taking the lead early on, Sumail “Suma1l” Hassan stole up on everyone with his signature Storm Spirit skills.
In the Summit 2, Evil Geniuses lost their championship title to ViCi Gaming and were required to qualify in order to attend this year’s event. The North American team continues to dominate in each of the regional qualifiers they go in for.
This is also my 10th NA qualifier Victory IN A ROW since joining EG in February 2014. #INVITEUS 🙂
— Peter Dager (@ppdDota) April 4, 2015
NoT have another chance to qualify in the Lower Brackets against compLexity Gaming, which recently knocked out Levithan, 2-0. The best of five series will begin late night, midnight CEST.
Chinese regional qualifiers
The second phase of the Chinese qualifiers kicks off today. Vici Potential and CDEC, the two winning teams from the open qualifiers, will join the six invited team: LGD, Newbee, HyperGlory Team, E-Home, TongFu, and Invictus Gaming. Only one slot is available for the region. ViCi Gaming is the invited team, as defending champions.
LGD versus CDEC – April 4
Newbee versus HGT – April 4
E-home versus TungFu – April 5
ViCi Potential versus IG – April 5
Matches will continue through the week, until the regional finals scheduled for April 10.
Redemption vote for compendium owners is currently underway with all of the EU teams fervently lobbying for votes.
We'll be releasing details about The Summit 3 by GIGABYTE redemption vote and how it will work in the coming days! Keep your ears peeled!
— BeyondTheSummit (@BeyondTheSummit) April 3, 2015
While some teams are working hard to gain the votes…
You can root for them rebel alliance scum going rad or for cool guys bringing discipline and calmness to galaxies pic.twitter.com/vh7Inq8cS7
— Team Empire (@team_empire) April 3, 2015
… others are going out on a limb to get votes for other teams:
Ｉ ｗｉｌｌ ｂｌｅａｃｈ ｍｙ ｈａｉｒ ｉｆ Ａｌｌｉａｎｃｅ ｇｅｔｓ ｖｏｔｅｄ ｉｎｔｏ ＢＴＳ ３
— EternaLEnVy (@EternaLEnVy1991) April 4, 2015
The Summit 3
Dates: May 13 – 17
Prize Pool: $100,000 base prize pool; community contributions brought the total prize pool up to over $228,000
One invited: Vici Gaming (winner of season two)
One team from China: qualifiers still in progress
One team from SouthEast Asia: Rave
Two teams from Europe: Team Secret and Cloud 9
Two teams from the Americas: Evil Geniuses and one more team, to be determined
One redemption team: compendium owners vote
Tickets: Online ticket and compendium bundle available for $9.99; 20% of the proceeds of each sale contributes to the tournament prize pool
Full coverage and broadcast: Beyond the Summit