Following a five day event for two different regional online qualifier tournaments, mTw and TongFu E-sports Club have emerged as the final attendees to The International. With these victories, both teams will be provided free trips to Seattle, where they will join the fourteen teams personally invited by Gabe Newell to compete for the grand prize of one million USD. Valve has yet to formally acknowledge mTw and TongFu as the final two attendees on the Dota 2 website, however.
The East qualifier and the road TongFu had was virtually flawless; the Chinese lost only one round against MiTH.Trust in the second stage of the upper bracket, but won all their matches. In the final against World Elite , TongFu achieved a 3-0 victory, with only control maintained throughout the majority of their playing time. The road for mTw, however, was far less certain. After getting knocked out of the upper bracket in the first round against Virtus.Pro , the international roster had to overcome Infused.Tt eSPORTS , Quantic Gaming , zNation and Mousesports before facing off in the grand final against NEXT.kz . The Kazakhstani team had thus far appeared to have been the strongest competitors in the tournament and victory against them was far from certain. Nevertheless, mTw struck out in an aggressive manner and managed to clear through with a 2-1 victory.
The International 2012 attendees
Counter Logic Gaming
TongFu E-sports Club