We now know all 8 teams that will compete at the first Minor of the year in Stockholm, Sweden.
These 8 teams will fight over 500 DPC points, $300,000, as well as the final spot at the Kuala Lumpur Major. It is worth mentioning that if you qualify to the Major and finish at least 12th place you will earn more points than finishing first at the Minor, this means making it to the Major is instrumental if you want to secure a direct invite for TI9.
From the teams that will be attending the Minor, Team Liquid stand out as the team that doesn't really belong. The TI7 champions and 4th place finishers at TI8 have struggled through the qualifiers and were nearly eliminated before even making it to DreamLeague. While normally we would assume they would be locked in to be advancing to the Major, given their slow start to the season we could see strong challenges from many of the other teams in attendance to snag the spot at the Major for themselves.