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The International 2019 is the concluding tournament of the Dota Pro Circuit and the ninth annual edition of The International. For the first time, the tournament will be held on Chinese soil, as it moves to the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. 12 teams earned the right to compete at The International 2019 based off of their acquired points during the 2018-2019 DPC season. Six more teams will earn their right to compete via regional qualifiers.