The Southeast Asia Qualifiers (SEA) is around the corner and will be the last chance for SEA teams to compete for their spot at the prestigious Dota 2 The International 10 (TI10) event.
The SEA Qualifiers promises to be a belter with notable teams competing for the wildcard slot, including Fnatic and TNC Predator. But there can only be one winner to join T1 as the second representative for the region and to claim a share of the $40 million prize pool.
TI10: Southeast Asia Qualifiers - Schedule and Format
The Dota 2 TI10: SEA Qualifiers will take place over the same period as the North American Qualifiers, starting from the 30th of June until the 3rd of July 2021. The first round of matches will be played from 04:00 BST until 13:00 BST. The playoffs will be played online in a double-elimination bracket format and all matches in the playoffs will be played as BO3. Only the Grand Finals matches will be played as a BO5.
The team that wins the SEA Qualifiers will earn the wildcard slot for their region in TI10. Similar to the previous Regional Qualifiers, the seeding for the playoffs brackets is based on current Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) standings, assuming no further penalties.
We’ve included the bracket in the image below.
The teams competing in the Qualifiers will comprise those that were not eligible for a direct invitation by placing in the top 12 of the DPC rankings in season 2. There is a total of fifteen teams competing in the SEA Qualifiers this year, including:
- TNC Predator
- Team SMG
- Boom Esports
- Omega Esports
- OB Esports x Neon
- Lilgun *
- Army Geniuses
- 496 Gaming
- Galaxy Racer
- Team Mystery
- Cignal Ultra
- ex-South Built
* The team Lilgun will start in Round 2 of the Lower Bracket.
How to watch the SEA 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 SEA Qualifiers will also be broadcast on the Beyond The Summit Twitch channel and there will be simulcasts available for Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish languages, too.
Check out the talent lineup for the English broadcast in the image below.
We’ve also embedded the Twitch channel below for your viewing convenience.
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