Wings Gaming have withdrawn from DotaPit season 5 LAN final. The Chinese titans were one of two directly invited teams to the event. Unfortunately, due to tight scheduling constraints, the team has not had enough time to secure their visas for the big event scheduled to be held in Croatia January 19-22nd. The event organizers have not yet officially announced a replacement team.
— Wings Gaming (@wingsgamingcn) December 30, 2016
Wings Gaming have officially withdrawn from DotaPit season 5 LAN final scheduled January 19-22nd. According to the Chinese team, the visa process for Croatia takes 15-25 days to process – not enough time for the team to secure before or after their participation in ESL One Genting in Malaysia January 6th – 8th.
The Chinese juggernauts were one of two directly invited teams to the event – Digital Chaos being the other honored team.
DotaPit Season 5 organizers have not yet announced the replacement team. Wings have stated that Invictus Gaming would “in all probability” be their replacement – however, IG has already been slated to replace Newbee who withdrew for the the same purposes.
DotaPit Season 5
This season only two teams have been directly invited instead of four as in Season 4. China will be able to participate with their own qualifier sending a representative from the region and CIS will have their own qualifier to send a team from.
Six teams will qualify from the groups in each of the regions, joining the two directly invited teams – Digital Chaos and one TBD to compete in the The Dota Pit League Season 5 LAN event scheduled to take place January 19-22nd.
The eight teams will compete for the $125,000 base prize pool that can be increased through in-game ticket sales on sale for $1.99 HERE and sets available soon.
DotaPit Season 5 Lan event
- Eight teams total
- Six qualified teams – Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, Invictus Gaming*, Team Faceless, Evil Geniuses, OG
- Two directly invited teams – Digital Chaos/TBD
- LAN location in Split, Croatia
- January 19th-22nd
*IG replaced Newbee due to visa time constraints