While we are all busy watching the closed qualifiers of other regions, North America’s closed qualifers has all the 8 teams set to compete for the single ticket that will take them to TI9 in Shanghai, China.
Along with the 4 invitees; Complexity Gaming, Forward Gaming, J. Storm, and beastcoast. We have 2 teams for each open qualifier (1&2) who was able to get their spot in the regional qualifiers.
Team Xolotl, the only Mexican team to make it in this regional qualifiers. This team has a fairly stable roster with most of them playing since almost a year now. Only having changed their 4th position player which is taken by former coach and now 4th role player Raykill. They managed to qualify beating Sammyboy’s stack in the final with the score of 2-1.
Team Xolotl roster (position 1 to 5):
· Jesús “Ifrit” Valencia
· Jose “esk” Coronel
· Alejandro “Jano” Moreno
· Eduardo “Raykill” Núñez
· Héctor “hector” Cárdenas
The 2nd team to qualify from the Open Qualifer #1 is Team Kookaburra. This team is composed of players no strangers in the competitive scene with the likes of long-time offlaner MoonMeander and the dominant, former mid player of J.Storm bryle.
Team Kookaburra roster (position 1 to 5):
· Ravindu "Ritsu" Kodippili
· Jonathan Bryle "bryle" Santos De Guia
· David "MoonMeander" Tan
· Danylo "Kingrd" Nascimento
· Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi
For the 3rd team, we got here some fairly new names in the scene as this players make their way in the closed qualifiers. They are Team Old Suck Gaming, we have here notable players “B” who last played for TruffleSalt, GranDGranT’s stack and Raylalisa former Blue Pikachu player.
Team Old Suck Gaming roster (position 1 to 5):
· Scott "B" Jensen
The last team is called Black Sheep, it is also a stack composed known and strong players in the NA region like iAnnahilate, who is most notable from his days in Wheel Whreck While Whistling (WWWW)& ROOONS and mason from Digital Chaos who also last played for Infamous.
Team Black Sheep roster (position 1 to 5):
· Mason "mason" Venne
· Danny "iAnnihilate" Cote
· Noah "Boris" Minhas
· Daniel "Bloody Nine" Foster
Day 1 of the North America Regional Qualifiers will start tomorrow. Stay tuned!