The Aegis of Immortals is also this year the trophy at The International, the official Dota 2 Championship.
Today, on 02 August 2017 from 18 o'clock, it starts: Then the starting signal for the International 2017 (Short Ti7), the major championship tournament in Dota 2. 18 teams playing over two weeks away in Seattle for the crown of Moba and 23 million dollars. The winning team alone will get a $ 10 million.
Until the trophy million profit and Gabe Newell in flip-flops, there is still a long way to go. We provide the event before succinctly.
Game day, group stage and knockout stage
The group stage will take place from 02 to 05 instead of August, after two days of rest it comes to the knockout stage on the 07th of August. The grand finale is running on August 12,.
The 18 teams are divided into two groups, each team plays every other team members two games. a team coming off per group, the remaining 16 teams come on.
In the knockout stage, there are then two brackets, so it will Double-KO Played: Who has achieved in the group No. 1 to No. 4, is in the top bracket. All teams in positions 5 to 8 are in the lower bracket. In the final the winner of the upper and lower brackets occur then against each other. Anyone who has played well in the group stage will receive through his bracket one advantage: He who loses a knockout in the upper bracket, not ruled out, but is pushed into the lower bracket. but whoever loses in the lower bracket, which separates.
The top teams in the group stage so always get a second chance. This could be used in 2015 and 2016 teams in International: As part of the TI5 Evil Geniuses lost the final of the upper brackets against CDEC gaming, then won the final in the lower bracket and then played in the grand final again against CDEC gaming - and won the tournament in a rematch. As part of the digital chaos TI6 lost the first match in the top bracket, but was able to play through all five rounds in the lower bracket and had to get in the finals again beaten.
which is rarely encountered in e-sports, the double elimination system (CS: GO uses the Swiss system, League of Legends is based on a simple knockout), that may well write exciting stories.
18 teams compete for the crown in Dota 2, as so often provides China with 21 players most challengers. From Germany 3 players compete (to below more).
6 teams were invited:
- OG (EU team)
- Team Liquid (EU team)
- Virtus.Pro (Russia)
- Evil Geniuses (USA)
- Invictus Gaming (China)
- Newbee (China)
12 teams had to go through the qualification:
- Team Secret (EU team)
- Hell Raisers (EU team)
- Team Empire (Russia)
- iG Vitality (China)
- LGD.Forever Young (China)
- LGD Gaming (China)
- TNC Pro Team (Philippines)
- Execration (Philippines)
- Fnatic (Malaysia)
- Cloud9 (NA team)
- Digital Chaos (International team)
- Infamous (Peru)
The German player Adrian are "FATA" Trinks (Cloud 9), Maurice "Khezu" Gutmann (Team Secret) and Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid).
New prize money record
As always, the prize money of 1.6 million dollars by Valve and crowdfunding via the Battle Pass is assembled. 25 percent of all revenues to the Battle Pass goes directly to the prize money, but players will receive in-game content in Dota second
The prize money increases even further until the finale, currently one is already at over 23 million dollars. The winning team alone receives more than 10 million, in second place, there are at least 3.7 million. In order to break the million mark, at least sixth place must be achieved. There is a lot of money at stake: The two teams that are eliminated in the group stage, will bring only about $ 60,000 home.
More: The current prize booth at Dota2.com
How can I follow the event?
The International 2017 will be broadcast in live streams, in-engine in the game and as a VR experience. There are also public viewing. Exact details about the The International 2017 there via Reddit, Liquipedia and on Twitter via the hashtag Ti7.
Among the spectators options and streams we have posted a separate message, the link can be found below. There we have also embedded directly to Twitch stream to prevent it in the article automatically starts here.
Daily from 18 clock see live: Dota 2 The International 2017 Live Stream
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