The regional qualifiers for the next Dota 2 major have been exciting, with over 100 matches played in the last 48 hours. The Kiev Major boasts a prize pool of $3 million, and so everybody and their grandmother has been competing to earn a spot, including one team that made a desperate move to somewhere in the southeast Asian region to do so.
Prestige World Wide is an American team that moved to an unknown locale in southeast Asia to compete in the region’s Champion’s Cup. Normally, to earn a spot in a regional qualifier, and thus a chance to qualify for the major, a team would have to play in through open qualifiers. This year though, Valve opened up the Champion’s Cup, which let teams that won enough of its automated amateur tournaments (called Battle Cups) and had a high enough matchmaking rating play into the regionals through the Cup instead.