The International is one of the biggest esports tournaments in Esports. The huge prize money is a very big incentive for the teams and organizations involved in the scene. But as we see Valve handing out qualifier slots, there is an obvious mismatch in the qualifier slots. The CIS region received just 1 slot, while NA received three qualifier slots. Having more qualifier slots invariably increases the chances for a team to potentially qualify to TI8.
This years qualifier slots is just… I can understand the Eu 1 slot, but CIS 1 and NA 3? O_O makes no sense to me. Dpc points did this?
Yes there are 3 strong NA teams, but they have also had an easier time qualifying to events, especially with previous invites.
— Jonathan “Loda” Berg (@LodaBerg) June 10, 2018