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.
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.
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:
- Team MagMa
- Royal Never Give Up
- Phoenix Gaming
- Sparking Arrow
- CDEC Gaming
- Xtreme Gaming
How to watch China Qualifiers for TI10
We've embedded the Twitch channel below for your viewing convenience.
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