Third Major of the 2019-2020 Dota Pro circuit season, ESL One Los Angeles has finally revealed the invites list.
Vici Gaming not participating in this Major is not exactly a huge surprise. Bai “rOtK” Fan expressed his team’s wish to skip the third Major back in December, right after VG claimed the tournament title at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore. Their decision has nothing to do with the coronavirus, as it was taken even before the situation occurred, but rather with the entire VG organization wanting to give their players a bit of time to relax.
VG didn’t take any prolonged break after TI9 and are now the second ranked team with 5100 DPC points after their second place finish at the Chengdu Major and a third place achieved at the Leipzig Major last month.
With VG sitting this one out, and PSG.LGD fighting via open qualifiers, the invites to the Chinese closed regional qualifiers are:
- Invictus Gaming
- Team Aster
- Royal Never Give Up
- CDEC Gaming
- Keen Gaming
- Look For Smile
Two more teams will advance to the closed regional qualifiers via the open brawl. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, China will start the competition later than the rest of the regions. Open qualifiers will be held February 12-13 and the closed regional will follow February 14-17.