The International 2017 | Dota 2 – TI7 – Tournament Overview

The International 2017 is this year in it’s seventh edition. Organised by Valve, this Dota 2 Tournament is the biggest and most prestigious of the season. Not much is known at this point, but chances are it is going to be held in similar fashion to the previous years. Valve is likely going to put up an amount of money as the base price pool, to which the community can contribute by buying the compendium to the International. This approach has proved itself successful in the past, for example 2016 the base price pool of $1,600,000 got raised to an astonishing $20,770,460 by the Dota 2 players. Based on previous Internationals, no region (east or west) could field a winner two times in a row. It is going to be very interesting this year, seeing as Wings Gaming (China) won in 2016, to see if the winner comes from the western hemisphere. Unfortunately Wings Gaming won’t be attending this year, as the team no longer exists. The venue where it will be hosted is the KeyArena yet again in Seattle, USA as location for The International 2017. The International 2017 is going to be very exciting for a number of reasons. One is the new Dota 2 Patch 7.0, which overhauls the map, the heroes, many items and also brings other sweeping changes. The first big trial to see which team can adapt the best will be the Kiev Major 2017 at the end of April.



TI7 Teams

Valve keeps their system relatively the same compared to the Kiev Major and invites only a few teams directly to TI7. The winner of last year, Wings Gaming, is unlikely to participate in the tournament as the team has basically folded and their members have joined new teams. On the other hand, Valve has invited OG, one of the most successful Dota 2 teams and winners of the Kiev Major, directly to The International 2017. Further invites are Virtus.pro, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, Invictus Gaming and Newbee. All the other teams have to go through the qualifiers.- OG Team Dota2 Logo OG



- Virtus.Pro
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Liquid
- Invictus Gaming
- Newbee


Format
 At the beginning all the teams are divided into two groups in a round robin format. This means that all teams within a group play each other. After that is done, the top 4 of each group advance directly to the upper bracket of the main event, while the rest goes into the lower bracket. The last place in each group gets already eliminated in this stage. All games in the group stage are played in a best-of-two.There will be 16 teams at the main event, which is played in double-elimination. This means that one loss is not the end of the tournament life of a team. The playoffs will take 6 days and will end in the grand finale. For the complete TI7 schedule click here.
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