Simply in the future after the group was compelled to forfeit their opening sequence in opposition to Thunder Awaken resulting from unexpected journey visa points, Thoughts Video games have formally been faraway from the Dota Professional Circuit Stockholm Main by ESL and Valve.
With this resolution, each group in Group B for the Main’s Group Stage will mechanically be given a bye to the playoffs and can now solely be competing for seeding reasonably than to keep away from elimination on Could 15.
For Thoughts Video games, the group was already going to be at an obstacle heading into the Main as Danil “Bignum” Shekhovtsov and Semion “CemaTheSlayer” Krivulya have been each unable to go away Ukraine to compete. This led to the group agreeing to play with PuckChamp assist gamers Genadiy “Astral” Motuz and Andrey “Dukalis” Kuropatkin during the occasion as a substitute.
That is particularly unlucky because the Thoughts Video games gamers beforehand had affirmation that their visas have been permitted forward of the competitors and deliberate to compete with these stand-ins in place. Three gamers, nevertheless, didn’t obtain them in time to make the journey to Stockholm for opening day.
Through the DPC’s Spring Tour Playoffs for Jap Europe, which was run to expedite the season following the area’s season being postponed, Thoughts Video games completed in third, beating the likes of PuckChamp and CIS Rejects to qualify for the Main. They have been additionally on the receiving finish of a controversial scenario introduced on by one in all Virtus.professional’s gamers, which led to the Russian group being disqualified.