Despite dealing with adversity from South America squads who didn’t want to be practice partners for a team that had the majority of the players from Europe, the former Infamous captain, Mariano “Papita” Caneda, will fight for the SA qualifier ticket with four European players.
Team Ham is built from the ashes of what was the Infamous roster. In the aftermath of their early elimination from EPICENTER 2019 the team parted ways with the organization. They decided to drop Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier and welcome aboard Ivaylo “Mastermind” Petkov and .
Team Ham roster:
Oliver “oliver/Skiter” Lepko
Ivaylo “Mastermind” Petkov
Mikki Mørch “HesteJoe-Rotten” Junget
Malthe “Biver” Winther
Mariano “Papita” Caneda
While Infamous have already signed Team Anvorgesa to represent their colors in the regional qualifiers battle for The International 2019, Team Ham will fight without a sponsor and will be the only team to have the majority of its players coming outside the SA region. They were spared by Valve from the open brackets brawl, therefore Team Ham will start their journey for a ticket to Shanghai on the 7th of July along with paiN Gaming, Thunder Predator, Infamous and four more teams that will come from open qualifiers.
TI9 South American closed regional qualifiers will be played in a Round Robin, best-of one group stage, followed by a double elimination playoff bracket.