The qualifier featured Single Elimination bracket with six directly invited teams and two open qualifier winners, although the latter were not able to win either of their matches. In absence of Team Secret (who have been dominating EU qualifiers this season), OG met no difficulties on their way to earn the spot, dropping no maps in all three series.
While two direct invitations are yet to be announced, the Southeast Asia qualifier is running around now and North American one will be held on November 15-16.
Mars Dota League will be held in Macau on December 8-10, featuring eight teams (two directly invited and six regional qualifier winners). As a Minor, MDL will provide the standard $300,000 and 300 Qualifying Points in prize pool.