The International 2014

The International 2014 has just started and the invited teams (with regional qualifiers) has been announced.

Source: The International Official Website

Invited Team to TI4

My Top 8 Predictions

  1. Team DK
  2. Natus Vincere
  3. Team Empire
  4. Evil Geniuses
  5. Invictus Gaming
  6. Titan eSports
  7. Cloud9
  8. Vici Gaming

Regional Qualifiers

Americas

  1. Team Liquid
  2. eHug

Southeast Asia

  1. Arrow Gaming
  2. Scythe Gaming

China

  1. LGD Gaming
  2. CIS-Game

Europe

  1. RoX.KIS
  2. Team DOG

  1. I am contemplating to place IG before EG but their recent internal affairs has been affecting their performance.
  2. eHug was chosen for Americas because there are no other team that is as good.
  3. For regionals, Southeast Asia is the most challenging because there are too many good teams that are between Tier 1 and Tier 2. Moreover, Valve has included Korea into Southeast Asia regionals but only invited 1 team from this region (which is Titan).
  4. Bubbye Alliance into Top8.
  5. I believe being dynamic is the key factor in this meta. Maybe 6.81 will change this again.

Dota 2 is looking better this year. More posts coming soon.