Vici Gaming Reborn are the last team to qualify for The International 6 following their narrow 3-2 victory over EHOME in the Grand Finals of the Chinese Regional Qualifier Playoffs.
EHOME will not be heading home however. They will have one more chance to qualify for the main event at the Wild Card stage in Seattle, where they will face Execration, compLexity Gaming and Escape Gaming to secure one of the final two spots.
VGR's run through the playoffs was not easy, as they lost to EHOME in the WInners' Finals 2-1 before having to defeat their sister team Vici Gaming 2-1 in the Losers' Finals. Neither EHOME nor VGR was dominant in their Grand Finals match, as they traded games back and forth before VGR could finally enact their revenge and advance to TI6.
VGR missed out on a direct invite to TI6 with their Top 8 finish at The Manila Major, with stronger performances by LGD Gaming and Newbee overshadowing their continued improvement since their creation in March. Despite winning the StarLadder i-League Invitational, VGR will need to pull it together at TI6 to show that they are one of the top teams in China.
Earlier, Wings Gaming secured the first Chinese qualifier slot following their victory in a tiebreaker match against EHOME in the round robin. Wings was widely seen as one of the best Chinese teams to emerge from the post-Shanghai Major roster shuffle, winning ESL One Manila in April, but disappointingly tied for last place at The Manila Major.
Preston Dozsa is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.