The International is the epitome of Dota 2 esports and is historically known for shattering its previous record-breaking prize pool. Beyond this, the event sees the world's best teams compete over an entire year for a chance to wield the prestigious Aegis of Champions.
The International amalgamates all the drama from Dota Pro Circuit tours and important Majors. So here's everything you need to know about this world-class competition, including how to watch, prize pool, teams, schedule and format, and more.
Dota 2 The International 2022 - How To Watch
The International 11 will be broadcast live on Dota 2 TI Twitch channel. The event will also be streamed live on the official Dota 2 YouTube channel. In addition, fans with the Dota 2 game installed on their PCs can watch the matches live on the in-game client under the "Watch" section.
The International 11 has a base prize pool of $1,600,000. However, Valve will add 25% of the revenue generated through the sale of the Dota 2 Battle Pass to the prize pool. Therefore, we will only know the total prize pool nearer to the event.
Dota 2 The International 2022 - All Qualified Teams And Seeding
Similarly to every year, The International 11 will host the top teams with the most points in the Dota Pro Circuit. This year Valve will host 30 world-class teams, featuring ten runner-up teams from the regional qualifiers rallying for a chance to be among the twenty competing teams in the Group Stages.
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The Group Stage will comprise 12 teams qualifying from DPC, six teams qualifying through Regional Qualifiers, and two teams qualifying through the Last Chance Qualifier, totaling 20 teams competing to win the Aegis of Champions.
All Confirmed Teams
Valve has not released the full list of teams competing at The International 11. However, we will keep you updated once this information becomes available.
- Thunder Awaken
- Team Spirit
- BOOM Esports
- Team Aster
- Tundra Esports
- Gaimin Gladiators
- DPC #11 (Invited)
- DPC #12 (Invited)
- Regional Qualifier 1 (NA)
- Regional Qualifier 2 (SA)
- Regional Qualifier 3 (EU East)
- Regional Qualifier 4 (EU West)
- Regional Qualifier 5 (SEA)
- Regional Qualifier 6 (China)
- Last Chance Qualifier #1
- Last Chance Qualifier #2
Group Stage Seeding
Dota 2 The International 2022 - Schedule And Format
The International 11 will effectively run from 8th October 2022 until 30th October 2022 across four consecutive weekends. In particular, the Last Chance Qualifiers will run from 8th to 12th October, followed by the Group Stage from 15th to 18th October 2022.
The qualifying teams will proceed to the Playoffs at Suntec Singapore between 20th and 23rd October 2022. Lastly, the surviving teams will advance to the Finals at Singapore Indoor Stadium on 29th and 30th October 2022, where they will compete for the Aegis of Champions.
This year, Valve will divide twenty teams into two groups containing ten teams each, playing matches in a round-robin format. All games will be played as a BO2, with the top four teams of each group getting into the Upper Bracket of the Main Event. These teams can also pick their first opponent for the Playoffs.
The bottom two teams from each group will exit the event, and the remaining squads will qualify for the Lower Bracket.
The Main Event will feature 16 teams playing in a double-elimination bracket. These teams will be split into eight teams from Lower and eight from the Upper Bracket. All matches will be played as a BO3, excluding two series of games. The first match in Lower Bracket will be played as a BO1, and Grand Finals will have a five-match series as usual.
Dota 2 The International 2022 - How To Buy Tickets
Tickets to attend the Playoffs and Finals portion of the tournament will be released for sale on 13th August 2022 (mind you, the ticket prices are quite expensive). Tickets for the Dota 2 The International 2022 Playoffs are priced at SGD 88 or $64 per day. The Finals are priced at SGD 495 or $361 for both days.
Tickets will be sold by Ticketmaster. It is best to create your account ahead of time to avoid delays once ticket sales go live.
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