Will Tournament finalist go to World

Our team won tournament finalist for middle school division last Sat.
So we were not sure if we will get an invitation to World or not? Or will it depend on the available
spots at World now? Can anybody help, pls. ? I was informed that all notifications were sent out to
qualified teams but if somebody cancels, will we have a chance to get in ?
By the way, we are in California.

The Southern California Middle School Championship you reference was allotted 5 Worlds spots per the REC Foundation standard criteria for qualification to Worlds. The Robot Events posting for the event listed the qualifying awards as the Excellence Award, Design Award and Three Tournament Champions. Tournament Finalist did not earn a spot at Worlds from the event. Teams are always welcome to sign up on the wait list for the Worlds event.