Vietnam’s 496 Gaming has won the Southeast Asia Regional Qualifier to protect an area in the Dota 2 international finals of the 12th IESF World Champion.

The team won 3 out of 4 matches in the group stage, beating competitors from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia.

The five-member team dealt with Myanmar, who likewise had a 3-1 record, in the best-of-three-games grand final on November 10, to decide the winner. However 496 Gaming won 2-0, finishing the first video game in 35 minutes and the second one even faster.

In the worldwide last in Eilat, Israel, from December 6 to 12 they will compete in a LAN setting against the leading 10 groups from Europe, Central, South and East Asia, South, North and Central America, South Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa.

The event organized by the International Esports Federation will have three disciplines – football simulation video game Pro Development Soccer (PES), 1:1 battling game Tekken 7 and multiplayer online fight arena computer game Dota 2.

The 2019 championship was held in Seoul, South Korea, where Sweden won the gold medal in Dota 2 and Thailand and Finland the silver and bronze.

Japan ended up eighth in Dota 2 however won the championship by winning the most medals after completing 2nd in both e-football PES 2020 and Tekken 7.