The International 2018 will be held in Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada from 15th to 25th of August 2018 in organization by Valve.
After long and hard qualification period we have come to a point where all participating teams for The International 2018 in Dota are know. Eight teams have qualified automatically(invitation) due to their performance in Dota Pro Circuit, while another ten teams have secured their spots trough extensive qualifications.
Most players arrives from China as expected, while Canada has significantly smaller amount compared to previous years.
China – 27(+5)
Philippines – 8(-3)
Russia – 7(+2)
United States – 6(+2)
Canada – 2(-2)
see full list here.
Current groups are not available but there will be 18 teams split in 2 groups with 9 teams each – playing Bo2, where top 4 will get upper bracket seed, 5-8 will be placed in lower bracket while last team will be eliminated.
From there it will be played upper/lower bracket system(double elimination) with bo3 matches except for 1st lower bracket round which will be bo1. Grand Finals will be played in Bo3 system in both lower and upper brackets while Grand Final will be played as Bo5!
Prizes are currently not known as prize pool is still growing. However currently prize pool is at $20.500.000!