Tigers and Team Admiral were the two SEA teams fighting it out in the finals of the Regional Qualifiers for a spot at the DreamLeague Season 10 Minor – but only one would prevail and claim the single spot for the region at the Minor. Only 2 other teams had secured their spots for the event thus far – The Final Tribe from Europe and compLexity Gaming from North America – as the teams looked to get the upcoming Dota 2 Pro Circuit Season off to a great start.
Just yesterday we had started the Southeast Asia Regional Qualifier for DreamLeague Season 10 with 4 teams; Lotac, BOOM ID, Tigers and Team Admiral, and now the region has its champion for the Minor. The teams had met in the Winner’s Bracket Final and Admiral were the ones who came out victorious in that series, easily taking a 2-0 win over their opponents. But Tigers would fight their way passed Lotac in the Loser’s Final and the 2 would meet again.
The first game went the way of Admiral and they seemed to be set for another easy series and an entry into the Minor. But even though they got their prized Enigma again in the 2nd game of the series, the ex-TNC Tigers squad fought back and tied up the series, not wanting to give up the position at the Minor. The decisive game would once again see the Enigma come out from Admiral, with Tigers feeling that they had weathered the storm of the hero and could counter it easily. Tigers ripped through their opponents, not allowing Admiral to leave their base once they got into their stride and with that, they secured victory.
— DreamHack Dota (@DreamHackDota) September 26, 2018
Having only recently dropped from the TNC name, Tigers, who were now considered a part of the Static Dream Organization, were able to come back after losing the first game and losing their previous series to Admiral and were able to take the series and secure their spot at the DreamLeague Season 10 Minor. The full roster of Tigers which would be heading to the Minor is:
- Lai ” Ahjit ” Jay Son
- Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky
- David “MoonMeander” Tan
- Kenny “Xepher” Deo
- Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai
The Qualifiers are still currently ongoing with NA and EU still having one spot each to be decided as well as CIS and China having to find their champions.