European powerhouse Team Secret won the DreamLeague Major last weekend. The team surrounding captain Puppey has displayed high quality Dota throughout the entire event, culminating in a one-sided best-of-five finals in which they dominated TI7 champions Team Liquid 3-0. This is the first LAN title for the current Secret roster and in fact the first LAN victory for Ace and YapzOr and only the second LAN victory for MidOne.
A closer look at the tournament's meta can be found in our meta recap.
Over the course of the last week, ESL has announced the eight invited teams for their first Minor of this Pro Circuit Season. Virtus.pro, Team Liquid, Newbee, Mineski, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, Team Secret and Vici Gaming have been directly invites to Malaysia. Seven more teams will be determined over the course of several regional qualifiers, with two spots dedicated to the Chinese region. There will be a ninth invite, though there are no details surrounding the invite. The qualifiers will have two stages, with more established teams directly invited to the second stage.
All details surrounding the event can be found on the official website official website. ESL One Genting is set to take place from January 23rd-28th.
Earlier this week, community figure Wykrhm Reddy confirmed the cancellation of three Pro Circuit events. GESC, a South-East Asian tournament organizer, had scheduled to host two Minors in early 2018, but according to a statement on their website those Minors "will not take place on their originally scheduled dates". While the events may still occur later in the year, it seems unlikely that they will be part of the Pro Circuit. A third, unrelated event, details of which have not been announced thus far, was also cancelled.
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