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Dota 2 TI12 Regional Qualifiers 2023 - How To Watch, Schedule, Format & Teams

Discover which Dota 2 teams will qualify for The International 2023. Here's how to watch the TI12 Regional Qualifiers.
Dota 2 TI12 Regional Qualifiers 2023 - How To Watch, Schedule, Format & Teams
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The International 2023 (TI12) is a massive annual tournament, drawing the crème de la crème of global esports teams to compete in a series of challenging matches. Ultimately, only one will bask in the glory of winning the illustrious Aegis of Champions.

A total of 12 teams have qualified so far, with eight slots yet to be filled. Hence, the TI12 Regional Qualifiers 2023, scheduled from 17-31 August, will feature competitions from each of the six Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) regions, vying for eight of the remaining slots in the coveted TI12 tournament. Here's an in-depth guide to the TI12 Regional Qualifiers 2023, including viewing details, schedule, format, participating teams, and much more.

Updated on 18 August 2023: The Regional Qualifiers has started. For the list of qualified teams please see our dedicated article for The International 2023 or the Teams Participating in TI12.

How To Watch TI12 Regional Qualifiers 2023

You can find the official PGL Dota 2 Twitch channel conveniently embedded below. Additionally, games will be simultaneously streamed on the tournament organizers' official YouTube channel.

Besides streaming on the official Twitch channel, the "Watch" section in the Dota 2 game client will enable fans to spectate games live.

TI12 Regional Qualifiers 2023 - Schedule & Format

The Dota 2 Regional Qualifiers will take place from 17-31 August 2023. There are six Qualifiers, one for each DPC region (NA, SA, EU West, EU East, SEA, and China). Each will determine the teams proceeding to The International 2023.

Here's the schedule for each TI12 Regional Qualifier:

  • North America: 17-21 August (1 slot)
  • China: 17-21 August (1 slot)
  • South America: 22-26 August (2 slots)
  • Eastern Europe: 22-26 August (1 slot)
  • Western Europe: 27-31 August (2 slots)
  • Southeast Asia: 27-31 August (1 slot)

Each Qualifier will employ a double-elimination bracket format, with matches played as a BO3, except the Grand Finals, which will be a BO5. All matches will be played on Dota 2 patch 7.34.

Unlike traditional tournaments, the Dota 2 TI12 Regional Qualifiers won't feature a conventional prize pool. Instead, the top team(s) from each region will qualify for The International 2023 tournament, depending on the number of slots available. Any remaining teams will be eliminated.

Participating Teams At TI12 Regional Qualifiers 2023

All teams that participated in the final tour of the current DPC season but did not qualify for The International 2023 by finishing top 12 in DPC rankings are eligible to participate in the Dota 2 TI12 Regional Qualifiers, provided that they did not replace more than two players from their final tour roster.

Here are all the teams competing in the Dota 2 TI12 Regional Qualifiers 2023:

North America Qualifier

  • Nouns
  • Felt
  • Team DogChamp
  • B8
  • Wildcard Gaming
  • Nexus Titans
  • Ravens
  • ex-Sand King Gomez (released roster)
  • CDUB Esports
  • The Cut
  • American goons
  • TiltedBoys
  • GRIN Esports

South America Qualifier

  • Thunder Awaken
  • Infinity (previously Hokori)
  • ex-Infinity (released roster)
  • Mad Kings
  • Keyd Stars
  • Infamous
  • Universitario Esports
  • Balrogs
  • Lava Esports
  • NoPing Esports
  • Los moticucos
  • noMERCY
  • Qhali
  • x5 Gaming

Europe West Qualifier

  • Quest Esports
  • OG
  • Entity
  • Level UP
  • D1 Hustlers
  • Nigma Galaxy
  • Team Secret
  • ex-Monaspa
  • Old G
  • Into The Breach
  • Ancient Tribe
  • Alliance
  • IVY

Europe East Qualifier

  • Virtus.pro
  • One Move
  • Natus Vincere
  • Nemiga Gaming
  • Team Sexy
  • Matreshka
  • StoRm
  • MoneyMakers
  • NAVI Junior
  • ex-cybercatsNotes
  • SIBE Team

China Qualifier

  • Team Aster
  • Invictus Gaming
  • Azure Ray
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • Aster.Aries
  • Piggy Killer
  • Holy Grail
  • Team Zero
  • Team Bright
  • The Last Dark
  • Big brain
  • Supernova
  • Team Disillusion
  • iG.Vitality
  • Limit

Southeast Asia Qualifier

  • Execration
  • Bleed Esports
  • Blacklist International
  • Team SMG
  • Geek Fam
  • Army Geniuses
  • BOOM Esports
  • Neon Esports
  • Polaris Esports
  • Myth Avenue Gaming
  • IHC Esports
  • SPAWN Team
  • UD Vessuwan
  • Vision

And that's all. For more content, check out our section dedicated to Dota 2 esports, news, guides, and more.