The International 2018
$14,619,306

The International 2018

The International 2018 Live Streams

General Information

Prize pool ~ Updating live above ($14,475,178 + crowdfunding)
1. $TBD
2. $TBD
3. $TBD
4. $TBD



5-6. $TBD
7-8. $TBD
9-12. $TBD
13-16. $TBD



17-18. $TBD
Structure
QUALIFIERS
Six qualifiers based on regions

Open Qualifiers - June 14-17

- The format will be announced soon

Regional Qualifiers - June 18-25

- The format will be announced soon
Group Stage Teams:

- 8 Invited teams are:

Europe.gif Team Liquid
Russia.gif Virtus.Pro
Europe.gif Team Secret
China.gif PSG.LGD
SouthEastAsia.gif Mineski
China.gif Newbee
China.gif Vici Gaming
China.gif VGJ.Thunder

The qualified teams are:

TBD
MAIN EVENT -- Aug 2 - 12

Main event taking place at Vancouver, Canada Canada.gif

- Group Stage - August 15 - 18

-- The format will be announced soon

- Main Event - August 20 - 25

-- The format will be announced soon

China TieBreakers

Team Matches Wins Draws Losses Pts
LGD.FY 2 2 0 0 6
iG. 2 1 0 1 3
KeenG 2 0 0 2 0
Schedule
LGD.Forever Young vs Keen Gaming 1 – 0
Keen Gaming vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 1
LGD.Forever Young vs Invictus Gaming 1 – 0

SA Qualifier

Team Matches Wins Draws Losses Pts
SG 4 3 0 1 9
paiN 3 2 0 1 6
Thunder P 2 1 0 1 3
Infamous 3 1 0 2 3
Torus 3 1 0 2 3
Midas 3 1 0 2 3
Schedule
Torus Gaming vs paiN Gaming 0 – 1
Infamous vs Midas Club Elite 1 – 0
SG e-sports vs paiN Gaming 1 – 0
Thunder Predator vs Infamous 1 – 0
Midas Club Elite vs Torus Gaming 1 – 0
SG e-sports vs Torus Gaming 0 – 1
SG e-sports vs Thunder Predator 1 – 0
paiN Gaming vs Infamous 1 – 0
SG e-sports vs Midas Club Elite 1 – 0
Torus Gaming vs Thunder Predator
Midas Club Elite vs paiN Gaming
SG e-sports vs Infamous
Thunder Predator vs Midas Club Elite
paiN Gaming vs Thunder Predator
Infamous vs Torus Gaming

China Qualifier

Team Matches Wins Draws Losses Pts
FTD club 7 6 0 1 18
Serenity 7 5 0 2 15
LGD.FY 7 4 0 3 12
iG. 7 4 0 3 12
KeenG 7 4 0 3 12
Young Dumb 7 3 0 4 9
iG.V 7 2 0 5 6
CDEC 7 0 0 7 0
Schedule
Invictus Gaming vs Team Serenity 0 – 1
Keen Gaming vs CDEC Gaming 1 – 0
LGD.Forever Young vs iG Vitality 0 – 1
Young Dumb vs For The Dream 0 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs For The Dream 1 – 0
CDEC Gaming vs iG Vitality 0 – 1
Young Dumb vs Team Serenity 0 – 1
LGD.Forever Young vs Keen Gaming 1 – 0
Team Serenity vs Keen Gaming 0 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs CDEC Gaming 1 – 0
For The Dream vs Team Serenity 1 – 0
LGD.Forever Young vs Young Dumb 1 – 0
Young Dumb vs CDEC Gaming 1 – 0
Invictus Gaming vs Keen Gaming 1 – 0
iG Vitality vs For The Dream 0 – 1
Team Serenity vs iG Vitality 1 – 0
CDEC Gaming vs LGD.Forever Young 0 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs iG Vitality 1 – 0
Keen Gaming vs For The Dream 0 – 1
Team Serenity vs LGD.Forever Young 1 – 0
iG Vitality vs Young Dumb 0 – 1
CDEC Gaming vs Team Serenity 0 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs LGD.Forever Young 0 – 1
iG Vitality vs Keen Gaming 0 – 1
For The Dream vs CDEC Gaming 1 – 0
Keen Gaming vs Young Dumb 1 – 0
Invictus Gaming vs Young Dumb 0 – 1
For The Dream vs LGD.Forever Young 1 – 0

CIS Qualifier

Team Matches Wins Draws Losses Pts
FTM 7 6 0 1 18
Spirit 6 5 0 1 15
ESPADA 7 5 0 2 15
Dimension 7 4 0 3 12
20 min afk 6 2 0 4 6
Gambit 6 2 0 4 6
Empire 7 2 0 5 6
Vega. 6 0 0 6 0
Schedule
ESPADA vs Team Spirit 0 – 1
Double Dimension vs FlyToMoon 1 – 0
Vega Squadron vs Team Empire 0 – 1
Double Dimension vs ESPADA 0 – 1
Gambit Esports vs Team Spirit 0 – 1
Vega Squadron vs 20 min afk les 0 – 1
Team Empire vs Gambit Esports 0 – 1
Team Spirit vs FlyToMoon 0 – 1
20 min afk les vs Team Empire 0 – 1
Vega Squadron vs Double Dimension 0 – 1
FlyToMoon vs Team Empire 1 – 0
20 min afk les vs Gambit Esports 1 – 0
20 min afk les vs ESPADA 0 – 1
Gambit Esports vs Double Dimension 1 – 0
Vega Squadron vs FlyToMoon 0 – 1
ESPADA vs Team Empire 1 – 0
Team Spirit vs Double Dimension 1 – 0
FlyToMoon vs 20 min afk les 1 – 0
Vega Squadron vs ESPADA 0 – 1
Team Empire vs Team Spirit 0 – 1
ESPADA vs Gambit Esports 1 – 0
Team Empire vs Double Dimension 0 – 1
Vega Squadron vs Team Spirit 0 – 1
FlyToMoon vs ESPADA 1 – 0
Double Dimension vs 20 min afk les 1 – 0
Gambit Esports vs FlyToMoon 0 – 1
Team Spirit vs 20 min afk les
Vega Squadron vs Gambit Esports

North America Open #2

Round 1

BO3
Leviathan
2
JustDotes
1
FSExpress
1
Team WOLF
2
JaS
2
EvilEmpire
0
VG.JS
2
AS
0

Round 2

BO3
Leviathan
2
Team WOLF
0
JaS
0
VG.JS
2

Round 3

BO1

South America Open #2

Round 1

BO3
Resistance
0
Thunder Fu
2
GdV
1
Torus
2
GB Dota2
0
Midas
2
Santa Anit
0
Thunder P
2

Round 2

BO3
Thunder Fu
0
Torus
2
Midas
0
Thunder P
2

Round 3

BO1
(bye)
(bye)
Thunder Fu
0
Midas
2

CIS Open #2 (Completed)

Europe Open #2 (Completed)

China Open #2 (Completed)

SEA Open #2 (Completed)

South America Open #1 (Completed)

China Open #1 (Completed)

SEA Open #1 (Completed)

CIS Open #1 (Completed)

Europe Open #1 (Completed)

North America Open #1 (Completed)

Features - The International 2018

Daeja's View: The Inaugural DPC Minors

The first season of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit gave us twenty-two tournaments. It was a whirlwind of international travel, top-notch competition, and a lot of math to track what teams needed to accomplish to earn their direct invitation to The International 8. This week, let's put the spotlight on the first Dota 2 Pro Circuit Minors.

Anomalina's Ardent Assessment: The TI8 qualifiers patch

The developers at Valve generously handed out buffs to a huge number of heroes, while still addressing some meta heroes with nerfs, in preparation for the Open and Regional Qualifiers of The International 2018.

Daeja's View: Qualifier Hubs

Qualifier coverage in the first season of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit has been mixed, but the International Open and Regional Qualifers are just around the corner. Will they wow us?

Daeja's View: End of Season Spotlight on the Americas

As we head into the final tournament of the season, rosters are already being tweaked and swapped, sending more and more teams to the open qualifiers for The International 8 as penance. North America and South America are currently out of the top eight in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, which could mean very limited representation for these regions at the most important event of the year.

Daeja’s View: Dota 2 Roster Lock 2018

Roster Locks are common across esports and sports leagues, with trade deadlines often the buzziest news day of the year. Let’s look at how Roster Locks have worked out in the first season of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit.

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News for The International 2018

Quick Preview of The International 8's Regional Qualifiers

Take a quick peek at the Regional Qualifier teams for The International 8!

[updated] iG.Vitality center of controversy in TI8 open qualifiers

iG.Vitality found themselves at the forefront of questionable ruling and disqualification after using a banned spell that had been since fixed during the TI8 open qualifiers. 

NA TI8 qualifiers in disarray after new patch update

The new patch update including Underhollow Beckons threw the NA TI8 open qualifiers into disarray, forcing FACEIT to void all matches and restart the event one day later. 

TI8 open qualifiers: Notable teams, format, schedule, streams

The TI8 Open Qualifier teams are gearing up for the race towards the Main Regional Qualifiers. Over 6,100 teams from across the regions can register for the first round of the TI8 Open Qualifiers. 

NA gets three slots for TI8; Valve releases regional qualifier information

Right on the heels of Team Liquid's dramatic China Supermajor championship victory, Valve announced the regional qualifier teams and allocation of spots for The International 8. 

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Previous "The International" Tournaments

About The International

Dota 2 was first introduced at The International in 2011 and the evolution of production, prize pool and fanfare has since soared high above any other esports event and has even surpassed the prize funds of some well-known traditional sporting events, such as the Cricket World Cup, The Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, and others.
Valve took a new approach towards the tournaments, by increasing their base prize-pool through crowd funding, raising monetary contributions from large key audiences. The concept, as applied to esports, was first introduced by the company for The International 3, in 2013, with the release of the virtual “compendium”. At that time, the base prizepool of $1,600,000 was increased by an additional $1,374,381 through the sales to the community. This was a drop in the bucket for what was to come in the following years.
The TI7 prize pool was jaw-dropping, recording breaking at a staggering $24,787,916 - a whopping $23,187,916 added by the community. This year, the TI8 prize pool is already outpacing TI7 and on par to meet or exceed the final prize amount.
It’s not just the gobsmacking prize pool that draws so much attention. The entire package of production, narrative and high caliber gameplay puts the event over the edge as the pinnacle of all Dota 2 events, if not all esports events.
The International brings about shocking results, fairy-tale storylines and triumphs that will remain in the Dota 2 history. Last year at The International 2017 Team Liquid was the first in the history of The International to come back from the second round of the lower brackets and win the entire event. It was also the first time that a team has won with a clean sweep - 3-0 scoreline in the grand final.
With past spectacular production including augmented reality features on stage, live orchestra for the opening ceremony, special guest artist Lindsey Stirling, a stage that had special effects in synch with hero ultimates, private practice rooms, closing ceremony featuring electronica music performer Deadmau5, there is no telling what Valve has planned for this year.
Continuing to always outdo themselves and the glass ceiling shattered years ago, Valve is expected to put on the show of a lifetime once again.
The International 2018 looks set to be another monumental event with another prize pool that will shatter records, and GosuGamers wants to keep you ahead of all the TI 2018 news with our event coverage hub.
As world leaders for DOTA 2 coverage, GosuGamers aims to bring you the most comprehensive coverage possible for The International 2018. Armed with a team of Dota 2 fanatics and content creators, , GosuGamers will cover all of the bases you need to enhance your TI8 experience.
For everything from news, match reports and schedules to footage from the event and player interviews, GosuGamers.net is your one-stop shop for all things related.

Event Prize Pool History - The International 2018

Base Prize Pool: USD 1,600,000.00
Raised By The Community: 0
Current Prize Pool: 0
Prize pool history

VODs

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Invited Teams

Virtus Pro     Liquid
Team Secret     PSG.LGD
Mineski     Vici Gaming
Newbee     VGJ.Thunder