For the first time in history, the most prestigious DOTA 2 tournament will be outside North America and set in Asia as The International 2019 goes to Shanghai! DOTA 2 fans and players are excited to catch the series of qualifiers and eliminations, and of course the most awaited main event that will be held as Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China! This year’s tournament is expected to be big, so the organizers chose a venue that can accommodate more than a hundred thousand fans and players. We know that you like to witness this historic conclusion of the tournament, worry not because 12BET Esports will take you there if you register an account now!
This year’s format is as follows:
Six qualifiers based on regions
OPEN QUALIFIERS (JULY 3-6)
– Single Elimination Bracket.
– Round of 32 and Round of 16 – Bo1 Matches.
– Quarter and Semi Finals – Bo3 Matches.
– Number of teams that will qualify to the Regional Qualifiers: CN (4), SEA (6), CIS (3), SA (4), NA (4), EU (6)
REGIONAL QUALIFIERS (JULY 11-14)
– Group Stage
All eighteen teams are divided into two groups.
Round Robin. Bo1 matches.
Top 4 teams advance to playoffs.
The bottom 4 teams in each group are eliminated.
Grand final is played in a Bo5
All other matches are played in a Bo3
Winner qualifies for the final tournament
MAIN EVENT (AUG 15-25)
Main event taking place at Shanghai, China
Teams who are qualified to the main event are yet to be determined since the regionals are still on-going. The initial prize pool of the tournament is $1,600,000 with an additional 25% of all Battle Pass sales to be added to the total prize pool. In the current prize pool tracker, the contributed prize pool is at $27,447,008 while the total prize pool is now at $29.047,008 which means after a total of 69 days and 6 hours at the time of writing, this year’s tournament is $8,732,389 (31.82% so far) ahead of last year’s grand prize pool. In 41 days and 4 hours at the time of writing, crowd funding will end, yet the increase is still evident. This is by far the biggest prize pool in the tournament’s history.
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