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TI10 China Regional Qualifier - How to watch, schedule, teams and more

The Dota 2 International (TI10) China Qualifiers begins on the 3rd of July and here’s what you need to know, including which teams are playing and where to watch the games.
TI10 China Regional Qualifier - How to watch, schedule, teams and more

The Dota 2 International 10 (TI10) China Qualifiers represent the nearing of the prestigious TI10 Group Stages and Main Event. After the conclusion of the China and Western European (EU West) Qualifiers taking place this week will unveil the eighteen teams to compete for the mammoth USD 40 million prize pool.

The China Qualifiers will host some fierce competition and will be the proving ground for all teams, especially the prior TI contenders EHOME, CDEC and Royal Never Give Up. Here’s everything that you need to know ahead of the China Qualifier games this week.

TI10: China Qualifiers - Schedule & Format

The TI10 China Qualifier matches will run alongside the EU West Qualifiers, from the 7th to the 10th of July.

If you want to watch the games, you’ll need to survive the graveyard shift since the first match will begin at 00:00 GMT+2. The last match of each day will begin at 09:00 GMT+2, ahead of the EU West Qualifiers scheduled from 11:00 GMT+2.

Similar to previous Regional Qualifiers, all matches of the playoffs will be played online in a double-elimination bracket format as a BO3. Only the Grand Finals matches will be played as a BO5.

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Dota 2 TI10 China Qualifier Schedule (Picture: Valve / Dota 2)

The team that wins the China Qualifiers will occupy the wildcard slot for the region and play in the TI10 Group Stages, with the twelve directly invited pro teams. The playoffs bracket is illustrated below and seeding is based on current Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) standings, assuming no further penalties. 

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Dota 2 TI10 China Qualifiers Playoffs Bracket (Picture: Liquipedia)

The teams competing will comprise teams that were not eligible for a direct invitation by placing in the top 12 of the DPC rankings in season 2. There are a total of 10 teams competing in TI this year, including:

Upper bracket

  • Elephant
  • Team MagMa
  • LBZS
  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Phoenix Gaming
  • Sparking Arrow
  • Aster.Aries

Lower bracket

  • CDEC Gaming
  • Xtreme Gaming

How to watch China Qualifiers for TI10

Fans will be able to watch all of the TI10 Regional Qualifier matches for free from within the Dota 2 game client. The China Qualifiers will also be broadcast on the Beyond The Summit Twitch channel.

We've embedded the Twitch channel below for your viewing convenience.

Which of these Chinese teams are you rooting for? Let us know what you think on Twitter by tweeting us at @NewsGinx and @GinxTV. 

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Header image via Valve / Dota 2