Mettlestate ASUS Rog Dota 2 Cup Qualifiers Preview

Chris 'Sargon' House

The Mettlestate ASUS ROG Dota 2 Cup qualifiers kick off this week, where 33 teams will compete in Best-of-One matches in an attempt to secure 16 spots for the competition proper. The matches take place from 19h00 and 20h00 on Wednesday 13 June, but won’t be streamed. Mettlestate have acquired an official ticket for this tournament, so you should be able to spectate matches via the Dota 2 client. Although it’s not clear if this will be available for the qualifier rounds.

Round 1 @19h00:

  • KingsReborn vs TCC

Round 2 @20h00:

  • Pension Park vs Tango for Mid
  • SALT vs RE ACC_Howl
  • Nibble Horde vs Fear
  • Sinister5 vs ParadoX
  • Omnius Gaming vs Washed up Dota
  • Exdee Gaming vs Band of Brothers
  • Evolution Esports vs Inexorable Chronos
  • White Rabbit Gaming vs Origin E-Sports
  • The Nobodies vs Veni Vidi Vici
  • Retrokill vs Villianz
  • Leetpro Senpais vs Vexx Esports
  • Goliath Gaming vs Clout Gaming Reborn
  • Clan Bacon vs Burrowed Entities
  • Epoch Esports vs Dotes Melotes
  • Spartan esports vs Inexorable Sins

Once these two rounds have been played the top 16 teams will be confirmed, and we expect the group stage to start around the 8th of July. There are no real epic clashes here, as most of the top teams in South Africa will have an easy time making it through to the top 16. Good luck to all the teams!

*Update 15 June 2018

The confirmed top 16 teams that will participate in the Mettlestate ASUS ROG Dota 2 Cup are:

  • Clan Bacon
  • Epoch Esports
  • Evolution Esports
  • eXdee Gaming
  • Goliath Gaming
  • LeetPro Dota 2
  • Leetpro Senpais
  • Horde
  • Pension Park
  • RetroKill – 5Mongotards
  • SALT
  • Sinister 5
  • Spartan Esports
  • The Nobodies
  • Wash up Dota 2 Players
  • White Rabbit Gaming