Dota 2 is one of the disciplines that WESG has been including every year since the foundation of the tournament. This year's Dota 2 Open Online qualifiers are scheduled from November 14 to December 8. Closed qualifiers are scheduled from November 25 to December 13. UCC will organize and host online qualifiers this year.
Attention! Further information describes only those regions’ qualifiers for which UCC is responsible.
WESG has dropped the single nationality restriction from its rules for this year’s event. Now teams are allowed to have up to two foreigners on their rosters. This means that only three players have to be the representatives of the country.
Dota 2 Online qualifiers are non-monetary. Participants will compete for the slot at WESG Grand Final.
Online Open qualifiers with a Single Elimination bracket. Finals are Bo3.
Online Closed qualifiers with a Double Elimination bracket. Finals are Bo5.
Final qualifiers are played in Bo3.
Dota 2 qualifiers necessarily include 2 Open qualifiers, according to the results of which the teams advance to the Closed qualifiers or Final qualifiers.
Open qualifiers Finals
Some regions do not have Closed qualifiers and 2 teams from the Open Online qualifiers advance to the Qualifiers Finals to compete for a slot at WESG Asia Pacific Final:
South Korea и MENA.
Participants from Chinese Taipei will advance to the WESG China Final through Open qualifiers’ finals.
Participants from Africa will compete for the slot at the WESG Grand Final.
The number of teams that qualify for Closed qualifiers depends on the region.
In Closed qualifiers, teams from Open qualifiers and invited teams will compete for a slot at WESG Grand Final. The number of participating teams depends on the region.
Teams from the Asian Closed qualifiers advance to the WESG Asia Pacific Final.
Slots distribution per region:
South Asia — 2 teams from open qualifiers and 2 invited teams
West Asia — 2 teams from open qualifiers and 2 invited teams
CIS — 2 teams from open qualifiers and 2 invited teams
East EU — 2 teams from open qualifiers and 2 invited teams
North EU — 4 teams from open qualifiers and 4 invited teams
West EU+Central Europe+Iberia — 2 teams from open qualifiers and 2 invited teams