SG esports emerged from the SA Kiev Major qualifiers to become the first Brazilian team to attend a Valve event. After an impressive run in the group stage, the team had dropped to the lower brackets in the playoffs, only to remerge victorious at the end. The team from Brazil will be heading to the Kiev Major to take place between April 27th – April 30th, joining Wings Gaming, Digital Chaos, Evil Geniuses, Newbee, OG, Team Liquid, Ad Finem, Team VG.J, Team Faceless, TnC Pro, iG.Vitality, Virtus.Pro, Team Secret and Team Onyx.

SG esports won the hearts and respect of all during the SA Kiev Major qualifiers.

Their history making victory gives them the bragging rights as the first Brazilian team to compete in a Valve event.

This was the first time that South America had their own region – giving the region a way to mature and spark competition, and aiding a local team to compete on the big stage. Eight teams had qualified for the regionals through open qualifiers – as only two teams were eligible to be invited based on stability and participation in minor events. SG esports was one of those two.

Despite the direct invite, the Brazilian team was not considered to the be favorites of the region with teams such as Infamous and Not Today competing.

Holding their head high and hopes on their sleeve, the team went with an astounding 8:1 record in the group stage.

They swept through their first opponents – Infamous 2:0 before being dropped by Not Today in the upper bracket finals. The team were not phased and bested Midas Club elite to re-emerge into the grand finals and exact their revenge on Not Today with a 2:1 victory.

Their win secured them a place among the best at the Kiev Major.

SG esports SA Kiev Major qualifiers winners

SG e-sports is a Brazilian Dota 2 team who picked up the team Kingao+4 in November 2016.

They first came to the attention of the international community when they took 5 – 8th place in the World Electronic Sports Games 2016.

William “hFn” Medeiros
Brazil Adriano “4dr” Machado
Brazil Otávio “Tavo” Gabriel
Brazil Danylo “KINGRD” Nascimento
Brazil Emilano “c4t” Ito

Kiev Major

Dota 2 Kiev Major Open Qualifiers

The Kiev Major is scheduled to take place between April 27-30th at the National Palace of Arts, in Kiev, Ukraine. National Palace of Arts is one of the main theater venues in Kiev, Ukraine. It was opened in 1970 with a seating capacity of almost 4,000 in the main concert hall – approximately the same size as Wang Theater where the Boston Major was held this last fall.

In the past, StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 hosted CS:GO at the event successfully.

The event will be hosted by PGL and will be the last Major ore-TI7.

Kiev Major dates

  • The Kiev Major group stage will take place starting April TBA.
  • The Kiev Major main event will take place between April 27-30th at the National Palace of Arts, in Kiev, Ukraine.

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