The International 2022 qualifiers; South America heads into battle
The International 2022 South American qualifiers are set to begin on Saturday, September 3rd with 12 teams fighting for a highly coveted ticket to Singapore.
Courtesy of their strong performance through all three DPC Tours, Thunder Awaken and beastcoast were able to attend both of the Major LAN events and secure enough DPC points to warrant a direct invite to The International 2022.
The first Major of the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit, ESL One Stockholm Major, was also the first Valve-sanctioned tournament where two SA teams reached the top six.
With these two teams heading straight to the pinnacle of all Dota 2 events, they have opened the road for more SA players and organizations to set foot on the big stage.
At the least there will be three teams, at the very best (but doubtful) there will be five in the main event.
But they will need to fair better than at TI10 if they want to prove that SA is truly an International contender. Two of the three SA teams qualified for the biggest Dota 2 tournament were the first to be eliminated, in the 17th/18th places with beyond demoralizing results in the group stage. SG Esports was sent packing with just one series won, while Thunder Predator was the only team to not find even a game victory, going home 0-16. The region's finest team at that moment, beastcoast was eliminated in the first lower bracket round, leaving SA with no teams to fight in the main event.
The International 2022 SA qualifiers
12 teams will go head-to-head between September 3rd through September 7th. Only one will claim a spot in the main event to join Thunder Awaken and beastcoast. Two more teams will fly to Singapore for the offline Last Chance Qualifier.
The International 2022 SA qualifier teams
- Infamous (DPC 238 points)
- Tempest (DPC 167 points)
- Hokori (DPC 97 points)
- SG esports (DPC 35 points)
- No Runes (DPC3 0 points)
- Wolf Team (Division I 6th place)
- Infinity (Division I 7th place)
- Ravens (Division II 2nd place)
- Dreamers Esports (Division II 3rd place)
- Mad Kings (Division II 4th place)
- Qhali (Division II 5th place)
- Balrogs (Division II 6th place)
The International 2022 SA first matches
- InfamousvsRavens September 3rd at 16:00 CEST
- No RunesvsSG esports September 3rd at 19:00 CEST
- HokorivsWolf Team September 3rd at 22:00 CEST
- InfinityvsTempest September 4th at 01:00 CEST
The International 2022 SA brackets
The International 2022 SA qualifier format
- Double-elimination bracket
- Lower Bracket Round 1 are 1 match series
- All other series are Best-of-three
- Grand Final is Best-of-five
- Two teams proceed to the Last Chance Qualifier
- One team qualifies for The International 2022
The International 2022 qualifiers
At the end of the third tour, the top twelve teams by DPC points are directly qualified for The International 2022.
The remaining spots will be decided through regional qualifiers. All teams that participated in the third tour of the regional leagues have a chance to qualify through the regional qualifiers provided that they do not replace more than two players from their third tour's roster. As in the previous season, there will not be any Open Qualifiers. However, all Regional Leagues will have an Open Qualifier tournament for their Division II spots meaning that the third tour's open qualifiers will essentially act as TI Open Qualifiers.
In addition, on 22nd January 2022, it was announced that the second and third-place teams from each region's qualifiers will compete in the Last Chance Qualifier LAN event prior to The International to decide the final two qualification spots - thus expanding The International 2022 from 18 to 20 teams.
The International 2022
The International in Singapore will be the largest Dota tournament in history featuring 30 world-class teams battling out on the road to the Aegis of Champions across 4 consecutive weekends.
- Read more about the schedule and format changes for The International 2022.
International 2022 is expected to be held in Singapore from October 8th (starting with the offline/LAN last chance qualifiers) through to October 30th with the grand finals.