BetBoom Qualify For The International 2022

CIS Dota 2 esports team BetBoom has successfully qualified for The International 2022 on Wednesday, September 7. The Russian squad secured their spot at the season-culminating event with a lower-bracket run in the Eastern European TI qualifiers.

A Shaky Start

A Russian Dota 2 esports squad BetBoom Team qualified for The International on Wednesday when they completed their run through TI 2022 Eastern European Qualifier. But despite their success, BetBoom’s road to the top wasn’t easy.

BetBoom Team entered the TI Eastern European Qualifier on September 3 alongside 13 other Dota 2 teams from the region, including Outsiders, Natus Vincere, Mind Games, PuckChamp, HellRaisers, One Move, Pari Parni, Nemiga Gaming, Project Armor, cybercats, Team Unique, X3, and HYDRA.

The 14 teams have been seeded into a double-elimination bracket, where all games, besides round one bouts, were played as best-of-three to determine which team will directly qualify for TI 2022 and which two teams will advance into the Last Chance Qualifier.

BetBoom started their run in the upper bracket, where they faced One Move, and made easy work of their regional finals, winning the bout 2-0. However, they quickly found their match in the second round, where BetBoom met with Natus Vincere.

The closely contested saw BetBoom take the series lead but could not close out the deal, as they lost the next two maps and dropped down to the lower bracket. But despite losing a crucial match against their regional rivals, BetBoom Team found their stride in the lower bracket.

Lower Bracket Run

In the lower bracket, BetBoom met with Nemiga Gaming, who they beat 2-1 to secure a rematch with OneMove in the lower bracket semi-finals. And just like the first meeting between these two Dota 2 teams, BetBoom again proved to be the superior squad and secured a convincing 2-0 sweep.

In the lower bracket semi-finals, BetBoom Team played a rematch with NaVi, only this time, BetBoom came out on top, locking in another commanding 2-0 victory. By beating NaVi, BetBoom advanced into the finals, where they met with the tournament favorites, Outsiders.

But just like all teams before them, Outsiders proved to be no match for BetBoom Team, who won the series 3-0 and booked a spot in the upcoming The International.

BetBoom Reach The International

By winning Eastern Europe The International 2022 Qualifier, BetBoom Team have reached TI just five months after the team was formed.

BetBoom Team came together in April 2020, when the Russian esports organization signed the former Winstrike squad, consisting of Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin, Denis “Larl” Sigitov, Evgeniy “Noticed” Ignatenko, Maksim “Forcemajor” Meretskii, Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev, and Andrey “Mag” Chipenko.

The team quickly found success, winning Dota 2 Champions League Season 9 and DPC EEU 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division I Playoffs in the first couple of weeks of coming together. And even though BetBoom failed to make a deep run at ESL One Stockholm 2022, where they placed seventh-eighth, they continued showing good form.

In July, BetBoom placed fourth in DPC EEU 2021/2022 Tour 3: Division I and narrowly missed qualifying for the ESL On Malaysia, with a runner-up finish in the CIS qualifiers.

In August, BetBoom claimed two more titles at Dota 2 Champions League Season 13 and Season 14, now adding their fifth of the season in the TI 2022 qualifiers.

While BetBoom Team qualified for The International, NaVi and Outsiders will be heading to Singapore for the Last Chance qualifiers, where the second and third-placed teams from each region’s qualifiers will compete for the final two spots at TI11.

The last chance qualifiers will run from October 8 to October 12 and feature 12 teams from six regions.