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DOTA 2 The International 2018 (Aug 15-25) 2EZ4RTZ

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The International is an 11 day LAN event and for the time being the biggest prizepool tournament with over $24M. The prizepool is increased by buying cosmetics through the TI8 Battle Pass, 25% of the funds goes to the prizepool and the remaining 75% goes to Valve including next year's Pro Circuit season prizepools and hosting future events.



Free infos
- download the game on steam
http://www.dota2.com/international/schedule/?l=english - daily match schedules
https://www.youtube.com/user/dota2/videos - VOD's and content
https://liquipedia.net/dota2/The_International/2018 - wiki
https://www.neogaf.com/threads/dota2-ot16-the-last-thread🛈.1436802 - GAF Dota2 OT
https://www.twitch.tv/dota2ti - main English video stream
https://www.barcraft.com/ - Pubstomps or Live viewing near you


Compendium owners-only ($10 USD)
http://www.dota2.com/fantasy - to manage your fantasy cards online
http://www.dota2.com/predictions - to manage your daily match predictions



Group Stages August 15-18
Main Event August 20-25
http://www.dota2.com/international/schedule/?l=english - for links to schedule, VOD's, and content




The format is four days of Bo2 roundrobin Group Stages. Each team plays 7 Bo2 matches.
One day off after the Group Stages.
The top 4 Group Stage teams in each group are seeded into the Main Event Upper Bracket (Bo3 double elimination)
The teams 5-8 are seeded into the Main Event Lower Bracket (Bo1 single elimination)
The bottom teams in each group are eliminated from the the Main Event.
The Main Event playoffs are all Bo3 except the Lower Bracket first round and the Grand Final which is a true Bo5 (no game advantages)



18 of the best teams in the world - 8 invited and 10 qualified from thousands of Open Qualifer teams.
I have ranked the teams here in terms of this season's Dota Pro Circuit points then by region, but unlike most other sporting events the best team is not necessarily the one that wins. Upsets occur all the time even for the best and most highly rated teams. Yearly winnings are dwarfed by the colossal prize pool which promises over $10M for first place.


I will make a revised team rankings after the Group Stages since a lot of team growth and meta development will occur during the Group Stages which show how well teams have trained during the last 2 months.

1. VP (Invited)

Region/Makeup: CIS team with CIS players
2018 Season Winnings $2.6M
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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2. Liquid (Invited)

Region/Makeup: EU team with EU players
2018 Season Winnings $1.9M
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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3. PSG.LGD (Invited)

Region/Makeup: EU/CN team with CN and SEA players
2018 Season Winnings $1.4M
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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4. Secret (Invited)

Region/Makeup: EU team with EU and SEA players
2018 Season Winnings $1.3M
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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5. Mineski (Invited)

Region/Makeup: SEA team with SEA players
2018 Season Winnings $810k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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6. VG (Invited)

Region/Makeup: CN team with CN players
2018 Season Winnings $695k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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7. Newbee (Invited)

Region/Makeup: US/CN team with CN and SEA players
2018 Season Winnings $880k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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8. VGJ.T (Invited)

Region/Makeup: CN team with CN players
2018 Season Winnings $604k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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9. OG (EU qualifier)

Region/Makeup: EU team with EU and SEA players
2018 Season Winnings $405k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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10. Winstrike (CIS qualifier)

Region/Makeup: CIS team with CIS players
2018 Season Winnings $125k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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11. Serenity (CN qualifier)

Region/Makeup: CN team with CN players
2018 Season Winnings $0
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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12. iG (CN qualifier)

Region/Makeup: CN team with CN players
2018 Season Winnings $52k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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13. fnatic (SEA qualifier)

Region/Makeup: SEA team with SEA, NA, and EU players
2018 Season Winnings $434k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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14. TNC (SEA qualifier)

Region/Makeup: SEA team with SEA players
2018 Season Winnings $455k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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15. VGJS (NA qualifier)

Region/Makeup: CN/NA team with NA and CIS players
2018 Season Winnings $348k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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16. EG (NA qualifier)

Region/Makeup: NA team with NA and EU players
2018 Season Winnings $634k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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17. Optic (NA qualifier)

Region/Makeup: NA team with NA and EU players
2018 Season Winnings $592k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video
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18. Pain (SA qualifier)

Region/Makeup: SA team with SA and EU players
2018 Season Winnings $508k
SirActionSlacks Lowdown video







Time and Date TBD



This year the event has shifted to Vancouver (home of Areteezy) due to Key Arena renovations and a seemingly easier player visa process. Unlike past years every player has made it smoothly, except one idiot.




Work in progress


Soons b like


Main Stream: Noob stream: https://www.twitch.tv/dota2ti_newcomer
Steam.tv: https://steam.tv/dota2/
 
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prinz_valium

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I fucking despite Sir Action whatever.
But TI is the only time i watch competitive Dota, so i'm hyped...
 

prinz_valium

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he's the clown we deserve
I know he is paid to do exactly that. It's just not my type of humor. I just can't enjoy it at all.
Love Machine being the host tho. Redeye is sometimes to much of a prick.

Just my personal preference. I know when it comes to liking people everyone is very different.
What matches to watch tho?

LGD and OG or Liquid and Fnatic?
Probably both. (I always love EE lose and choke)

Second match is VP vs Optic for sure.
 

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Is day 9 not hosting this year? Thought he did a great job

Loved the ppd day 9 chemistry, mostly ppd thinking day 9 is a retard lol

I fucking hate the guy with the high pitched voice that talks like a european but was born in the states. That guy needs to be on blues clues or something..
 
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Is day 9 not hosting this year? Thought he did a great job

Loved the ppd day 9 chemistry, mostly ppd thinking day 9 is a retard lol

I fucking hate the guy with the high pitched voice that talks like a european but was born in the states. That guy needs to be on blues clues or something..
I think PGL hired all the people they regularly use.
 

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I'm always curious how this shit can happen?

It's not like they are doing a TI for the first time. And it's not like they have money to pay someone who knows how to do this shit.


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Woo-Fu

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Lot of teams capable of winning this tournament, main event going to be good.
 

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Thanks for all the clips btw Shira! Haven't had the time to tune in properly so far but it's great to check out some of these highlights.
 

Woo-Fu

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Liquid vs EG series yesterday is worth watching a vod of if you missed it. Even worth watching again. First game is some of the highest skill dota2 I've seen in quite some time. Feel like Liquid spent the first two days gathering data. Yesterday they started using that data.

EG lost but they can probably learn more from that loss than they would have from a win, ultimately more valuable for the main event perhaps.
 

Woo-Fu

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What was the PGL admin doing while VGJ-Storm had 2 coaches during every draft for SIXTEEN GAMES?
 

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Tuesday Main Event Day 2 of 5
Two Bo3 Upper Bracket Round 1's and two Bo3 Lower Bracket Round 2's (elimnination)

 

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Interesting, that the price pool didn't increase in the last 3 years if you account for days funding...

TI2015: 182.5k
TI2016: 233.4k
TI2017: 243k
TI2018: 237.2k
 

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anyone watching the game?? OG played really good. Such a fun game to watch. Hope NoTail will play the grand final :D


That game 3 yooo. HOLY SHIT!!
 
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I think last game EG picked utter dogshit and absolutely deserved to lose the game. such a greedy lineup.