The MLG World Finals next month is now set to be a cracker, with the organisation confirming the addition of TI5 winners Evil Geniuses to the list of invites. The NA team is even stronger on paper after the return of ca Artour ‘Arteezy’ Babaev and the departure of ca Kurtis ‘Aui_2000’ Ling, and their challengers will have just over a month to prepare ahead of the $250,000 tournament in New Orleans.

A total of 8 teams will descend upon the MLG New Orleans Theater from the 16-18th October, with the qualifiers to take place later this month. The MLG World Finals will be the finale of the joinDOTA MLG Pro League, which started at the beginning of this year. Tickets for the event are still on sale, and a 10% discount is available by purchasing tickets using the discount code joindota on the MLG ticket website.

Two teams from the upcoming qualifiers will join the following invited teams:

eu Team Secret
kr MVP Phoenix
cn LGD Gaming
cn CDEC Gaming
ru Virtus Pro
us Evil Geniuses