Team Liquid become the second direct invite into the tournament,according to the team behind ESL One Manila.
The boys in white and blue have proven themselves to be one of the best teams in the West right now, having topped the European Regional qualifier to claim their place in the Shanghai Major. This is only further supplemented by their strong showings in various tournaments post-Frankfurt such as in the Dota 2 Champions League S6, The Defense S5, WCA 2015, and SL i-League S13 (3/4th).
They join China’s EHOME as the first two teams to secure their spots in the first premium international Dota 2 tournament to be held in the Philippines. Six more teams will be following them, yet to be determined through either invite or qualifiers, with one slot reserved specifically for the host Filipinos.