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

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 13 June 2018 09:30


Photo courtesy of PerfectWorld

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 each round of the TI8 Open Qualifiers.

There will be two separate opportunities for teams to advance in the Regional Qualifiers. Multiple teams from each of the six regions will advance to the Regional Qualifiers. The TI8 Open Qualifiers will take place between June 14-17th, followed by the Regional Qualifiers, scheduled for June 18th-25th.

All teams hoping to receive invites to the biggest event of the year were required to finalize and register their rosters by February 5th, in addition to obtaining a top 8 place in the DPC rankings. With this roster lock remaining in place until after The International 8 – the longest and most important one so far – many teams failed to keep their lineups intact and have forfeited any type of invites - direct or regional. 

OG, Evil Geniuses, compLexity Gaming, VGJ.Storm, Alliance, Na'Vi, paiN Gaming, Infamous are some of the teams that have violated the roster lock requirements and were no longer eligible for invites to The International 8 or The International 8 Regional Qualifiers.

In compliance with Valve’s roster lock stipulations, teams that made changes to their registered rosters outside the transfer window have become forced to take the long, quivering road to The International 8, through the brutal best-of-one TI8 Open Qualifiers.

Valve has once again partnered up with FaceIT to host the TI8 Open Qualifiers for SEA, NA, SA, CIS and Europe. The Chinese TI8 Open Qualifiers will be hosted by Perfect World. All the information on notable contenders, schedule, format, and streams is wrapped up below.

The teams that win each round of TI8 Open Qualifiers in their respective geographical regions will advance to the Regional Qualifiers, which will take place starting June 18th. The progression of the teams can be monitored in the SEA bracketsEU brackets, CIS brackets, SA brackets and NA brackets during the course of the event.

The most anticipated tournament of the year for Dota 2 players and enthusiasts will head to Vancouver, Canada for the first time ever, this August. The International 8 group stage and main event are set to run August 14th, through Saturday, August 25th. The current prize pool is $13,886,048 and growing.

TI6 Open Qualifiers streams


Photo courtesy of BTS

In addition to the Beyond the Summit and Moonduck Studios joint “The International Hub” which is sure to provide a unique viewing experience. There will be SEVEN different channels to jump around from in the Hub featuring over 30 analysts, casters and personalities. There will be a couple of channels and casters covering selections of games from the various TI8 Open Qualifier regions in various languages and time zones. The following Twitter account will be updated throughout the four days of the Open Qualifiers. And of course, the RUHub will be providing their spectacular coverage in Russian.
 

  • Beyond The Summit TI8 open qualifier hub’s 24/7 stream
  • Beyond The Summit TI8 open qualifier hub’s On-site stream
  • Beyond The Summit TI8 open qualifier hub’s remote stream
  • Beyond The Summit TI8 open qualifier hub’s remote stream
  • Beyond The Summit TI8 open qualifier hub’s remote stream
  • Beyond The Summit TI8 open qualifier hub’s remote stream
  • Beyondthesummit_es stream - South America/North America (Spanish)
  • RuHub TI8 open qualifier hub (Russian) stream
  • RuHub TI8 open qualifier hub (Russian) stream
  • RuHub TI8 open qualifier hub (Russian) stream
  • RuHub TI8 open qualifier hub (Russian) stream
  • RuHub TI8 open qualifier hub (Russian) stream
  • RuHub TI8 open qualifier hub (Russian) stream
  • Gareth's stream - Europe, CIS (English)
  • KillerPigeon's stream - Europe, South America (English)
  • Nomad's stream - Europe (English)
  • Partypetee's stream - SEA regions (English)
  • Canko's stream - EU, CIS, NA regions (Turkish)
  • Huramai's stream - SEA, CIS regions (English)
  • Adekvat's stream - North America, CIS, SEA (Russian)
  • In Dota We Trust stream - Europe, CIS (French)
  • Mr.Choco's stream - North America, PraeDotaSouth America (Peruvian Spanish)
  • DSwordfish's stream - Europe, SEA, CIS, South America (Catalonian Spanish)
  • Rosesa, R1, and Mzee (Part of LigaGame Esports TV)'s stream - SEA (Indonesian)
  • Tom_Amot's stream - CIS (Russian)
  • yurik21's stream - North America, SEA, South America (Russian)
  • SaeeD "SlasH" AzarAeen's stream - Europe, North America, South America, CIS (Persian, Arabic, Turkish)
  • PraeDota's stream -  SEA (English)
  • Lt. Cheese's stream -  Europe, CIS (Dutch)
  • Wolf's stream - SEA (Philippino)
  • LanigirO's stream - CIS (Russian)
  • SF-13's stream - Europe (English)
  • AEF's stream - SEA (English)
  • TheKMart's stream -  Europe, SEA, CIS (English)
  • Snare's stream -  Europe, SEA, CIS (English)
  • SpruceMoose's stream - Europe (English)
  • TheWanderingBard's stream - SEA. CIS (English)
  • MikeLePhoenix's stream - SEA (English)
  • SeekNStrike's stream - North America (English)

 

TI8 Open Qualifiers teams – notable contenders
 

Please note the following guidelines for regional registration:

This means that teams may be appearing in regions that are not what was expected per Valve approval. 

There are some quite strong teams that are expected to create an atmosphere of fierce competition in the brutal best-of-one brackets where anything can happen.


Photo courtesy of PerfectWorld
 

TI8 Open Qualifiers teams – Europe (108 teams registered so far - 4 teams total will advance to regionals):

  • OG
  • Alliance
  • Invictus Gaming X (March, QO, Reisen, Jeyo, Nutz)
  • Team Pacani (formerly Going In/Penta)
  • Team EPG
  • War Dota2 (Forev, Kitrak, Milan, Ritsu, Bryle)
  • London Esports (ComeWithMe)
  • LOTV (Wagamama, Qupe, Eskillz)
  • BlinkPool (Misery, Saksa, Khezu, Madara, Kaiser/Greg)
  • No Bounty Hunter (Bone7, Arise, Akim)
  • Planet Meow (SSaSpartan, Xcaliber, Eixn, Rajjix, Thug)
  • Unchained
  • Helsinki Reds
  • Team Moriarity

 

TI8 Open Qualifiers teams – CIS (178 teams registered so far - 6 teams total will advance to regionals):

  • Team Spirit
  • Na'Vi
  • Team Empire
  • Gambit
  • TBM
  • Team Espada
  • Double Dimension
  • Mega Lada Esports
  • No Lifer5

 

TI8 Open Qualifiers teams – SA (86 teams registered so far - 6 teams total will advance to regional qualifiers):

  • SG esports
  • paiN Gaming
  • Team GDV (Kyle, Fear, Timado, Greedy)
     

TI8 Open Qualifiers teams – NA (40 teams registered so far - 6 teams total will advance to regional qualifiers):

  • Evil Geniuses
  • compLexity Gaming
  • VGJ.Storm
  • LVT reunion (Jenkins, BSJ, Newsham, Sammyboy)

 

TI8 Open Qualifiers teams – SEA (143 teams registered so far - 5 teams total will advance to regionals):

  • Execration
  • PG.Barracx
  • RRQ
  • Entity Gaming
  • TNC Tigers (1437, Kyxy)
  • B_A_E (YamateH, Ohaiyo)
  • Geek Fam
  • TitanZ (Ryor, Jay)
  • Happy Feet
  • EVOS Esports


TI8 Open Qualifiers schedule and registration


Photo courtesy of Natus Vincere

There are still plenty of opportunities and spaces for teams to register and try their hand at competition. Registration will be open until check-in time. 

 

Europe

1st Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 14th: Register Here
Check-in: 15:00 CEST
Start time: 16:00 CEST
1st Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 15th
Start time: 16:00 CEST

2nd Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 16th: Register Here
Check-in: 15:00 CEST
Start time: 16:00 CEST
2nd Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 17th
Start time: 16:00 CEST

CIS

1st Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 14th: Register Here
Check-in: 16:00 MSK/14:00 CEST
Start time: 17:00 MSK/15:00 CEST
1st Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 15th
Start time: 16:00 MSK

2nd Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 16th: Register Here
Check-in: 16:00 MSK/14:00 CEST
Start time: 17:00 MSK/15:00 CEST
2nd Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 17th
Start time: 16:00 MSK

South-East Asia

1st Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 14th: Register Here
Check-in: 16:00 SGT/09:00 CEST
Start time: 17:00 SGT/10:00 CEST
1st Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 15th
Start time: 17:00 SGT

2nd Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 16th: Register Here
Check-in: 16:00 SGT/09:00 CEST
Start time: 17:00 SGT/10:00 CEST
2nd Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 17th
Start time: 17:00 SGT

North America

1st Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 14th: Register Here
Check-in: 15:00 CDT/22:00 CEST
Start time: 16:00 CDT/23:00 CEST
1st Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 15th
Start time: 16:00 CDT

2nd Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 16th: Register Here
Check-in: 15:00 CDT/22:00 CEST
Start time: 16:00 CDT/23:00 CEST
2nd Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 17th
Start time: 16:00 CDT

South America

1st Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 14th: Register Here
Check-in: 15:00 PET/21:00 CEST
Start time: 16:00 PET/22:00 CEST
1st Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 15th
Start time: 16:00 PET

2nd Open Qualifier – Day 1 - June 16th: Register Here
Check-in: 15:00 PET/21:00 CEST
Start time: 16:00 PET/22:00 CEST
2nd Open Qualifier – Day 2 - June 17th
Start time: 16:00 PET

Rounds played in day one: Round of 1024 (BO1), Round of 512 (BO1), Round of 256 (BO1), Round of 128 (BO1), Round of 64 (BO1), Round of 32 (BO1)
Rounds played in day two: Round of 16 (BO1), Round of 8 (BO1), Semi-Finals (BO3), Finals (BO3)

Note if there are three teams to advance in a qualifier:

Registration is now open, so if you're looking at proving yourself or your team's worth, head over to your regions registration page and get involved before the spots fill up.

Perfect World Schedule for the Chinese open qualifiers:

You can sign up HERE but keep in mind that only players above 16 years old are allowed to participate at the Chinese open qualifiers.

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