The biggest and the brightest DotA 2 competition is just right around the corner! After the PGL Arlington Major concluded in an epic fashion, the attention of DotA 2 fans is now turned toward The International 11.
An initial prize pool of $1.6 Million was announced by Valve but this could be multiplied ten folds. The final prize money will be determined by the total sales of the TI 11 Battle Pass in DotA 2. With its arrival still underway, there’s a chance it could top the previous prize pool gathered by TI 10 which totaled about $40 Million. Before all that happens, let’s take a look at everything we need to know about The International 11.
The International 11 Event schedule and location
The International 11 will be divided into two events. The first one, the playoffs, will be held from October 20 to 23, 2022. The playoffs will take place at Suntec Convention Center in Singapore.
The second one is the most anticipated part of The International – The Finals. The top 4 teams will test to the best of their abilities to find out who the best DotA 2 team is. Further, the finals will be a two-day event (October 29 and 30) and will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The 12 qualified teams (via direct invite)
Before the event commences on October 15, there are already 12 professional DotA 2 teams that are qualified for TI 11. These teams have gained enough DPC points to automatically qualify for the competition. However, those who weren’t so lucky still have a chance. As informed, 20 teams will be allowed to participate in TI 11, thus they need 8 more. As such, the teams not named below will be fighting each other in the upcoming qualifiers held in different parts of the world.
Below are all the 12 qualified teams according to DotA 2. Some of these squads have been in the TI scene for many years now while some are making their awaited debut in the biggest DotA 2 stage.
The powerhouse team of PSG.LGD garnered the most DPC points out of the bunch. As great as this China-based team is, they haven’t won a single TI yet. Always been the favorite to win it all, PSG.LGD always came up short against Darkhorse teams.
They did, however, reached the finals in TI10 but lost to Team Spirit, 3 games to 2. In the Arlington Major, they went to the finals again, only to lose to the same team that beat them in TI10.
Roster: Ame, NothingToSay, Faith_bian, XinQ, y`
DPC points: 2,240
The 2-time TI winners are once again going back to The International to run it back. But, they won’t be doing it with ana, Ceb, Topson, N0tail, and JerAx, instead, they’re going with a new and fresher team.
Lead by the 17-year-old Ammar Al-Assaf (IGN: ATF), OG will hit the center stage in October with only one goal in mind – to bring home the championship once more.
Roster: ATF, Yuragi, Taiga, bzm, Misha
DPC points: 1,930
The reigning TI 10 champions, Team Spirit, surprised everybody in the last TI tournament by beating all-star teams one bye one.
They weren’t considered to even reach the finals but they defied all odds by becoming the surprising winners. What’s even more surprising is they defeat PSG.LGD again in their latest match in the Arlington Major. Does this mark the beginning of a new rivalry?
Roster: yatoro, TORONTOTOKYO, Collapse, Miposhka, Mira
DPC points: 1,820
Other teams qualified:
|beastcoast||1810||Chris Luck, K1, Scofield, StingeR, Wisper|
|Team Aster||1610||BoBoKa, Xxs, Monet, Ori, Siamese.C.|
|Thunder Awaken||1540||Matthew, Pandaboo, Darkmago♥, Pakazs, Sacred|
|BOOM Esports||1482.5||Fbz, Yopaj, JaCkky, Tims, Skem|
|TSM||1380||Timado, MoonMeander, DuBu, Bryle, SabeRLighT-|
|Tundra Esports||1212||Skriter, Neta Shapira, nine, Sneyking, Saksa|
|Gaimin Gladiators||1130||dyrachyo, Ace, Seleri, BOOM, tOfu|
|Evil Geniuses||1052.5||Cr1t-, Arteezy, Abed, Nightfall, Fly|
|Fnatic||1020||DJ, Raven, Jabz, Jaunuel, Armel|
Where can I buy the TI 11 tickets?
The tickets have been made available since August 13, 2022. Each buyer can only purchase up to 5 tickets to prevent hoarding. The tickets for the playoffs costs $88 SGD (each day sold separately) and $498 SGD for the 2-day Finals.
To purchase a ticket, go the the Ticketmaster page and learn more about the policies and information about the tickets.
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