Fresh faces and veterans to be welcomed in the Lima Major
The Dota 2 Lima Major, the first major leading to The International 12, opens its gates to competitors on February 22, 2023. The major will see veteran players and fresh teams compete for the title’s first major of the year.
The Western European region will be sending staple teams for the first major of the year. The reigning champion of last year’s The International, Tundra Esports, looks to retain their champion status by starting strong in this year’s first major. This is the fourth straight major without a Team Secret appearance, with the team being relegated to Division II. The teams for WEU all made their appearance in last year’s The International 11, making the region’s set of teams a true powerhouse.
Here are the representatives for WEU in the upcoming Lima Major:
- Team Liquid
- Gaimin Gladiators
- Tundra Esports
The eastern side of Europe is also coming on strong with their representatives for the Lima Major. Led by TI10 champions Team Spirit, the region is ready to dominate the major and charge its way into The International 12. With Team Spirit’s refreshed roster and BetBoom’s super triad of Danil “gpk” Skutin, Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko, and TI10 winner Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek, the Eastern Europe region is ready to make a mark in Peru.
These are the teams to represent EEU for the Lima Major:
- Team Spirit
- Betboom Team
Being one of the largest regions of Dota 2 next to Western Europe, China will be sending four representatives to the upcoming major. Led by powerhouse names like Team Aster and PSG.LGD, the region is ready to bare its fangs once again and dominate the tournament. With PSG.LGD playing without Wang “Ame” Chunyu, will their reign be any different this year?
These are the Chinese teams to represent the region for the Lima Major:
- Team Aster
Three teams have emerged from all the rubble after an exciting and thrill-filled Tour 1 for Southeast Asia. Filipino team Execration leads the charge for the region, ending the tour with an astounding 6-1 record. With this being the team’s first appearance in a cross-region tournament since the Kyiv Animajor, the team has a lot to prove and will have to shoulder the weight of Filipino pride along the way.
Here are the SEA representatives for the Lima Major:
- Team Execration
- Geek Slate
- Talon Esports
The North American region has seen a lot of roster shuffles post-TI11, with some teams releasing their full rosters and leaving the region entirely (looking at you, Evil Geniuses). With one of the only two regions to have two representatives, the region looks to bring its best and brightest to play in Peru.
These are the two teams to represent NA in the Lima Major:
- Team SoloMid
- Shopify Rebellion
Hosting a Dota 2 Major for the first time, South America will not be backing down from the challenge. With regional newcomer Evil Geniuses setting up its own super team, will South America finally stand a shot at a Major championship in its homecourt?
The teams that represent South America are the following:
- Evil Geniuses
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