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Dota 2 – Qualifiers for The International kick off today

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The International 5 is gearing up to be the best one yet. The prize pool continues to grow (close on $9 million at time of writing) and 10 fantastic teams have secured direct invites from Valve. The stage isn’t fully set however, as there is still space for a further 6 teams. Those empty slots will get filled over the coming week, starting today, by means of regional qualifiers.

The Chinese Qualifier is already well underway. The American one will kick off later this evening. Both will continue until the 28th of May – this Thursday. The South East Asian and European Qualifiers will only start later this week (on Friday).

Here’s a breakdown of the groups (via Join Dota):

China Qualifier

China

America Qualifier

America

SEA Qualifier

SEA

Europe Qualifier

Europe

Here’s how those remaining 6 spots will be determined (via Valve)

Each region consists of two round robin groups of five teams.
The top two teams from each group will advance to a double elimination bracket with the round robin first place teams starting in the upper bracket and the runner-ups starting in the lower bracket.

The winner of each region will be invited to The International.
The four runner-ups will compete against each other in a Wild Card series in Seattle for the final two spots of the tournament.

All matches will be free to watch in the Dota client itself. Alternately, you can catch all the action over on Twitch.

Watch live video from ti5sange on www.twitch.tv

There will be a lot of Dota 2 happening over the next week, and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into as much as I can! What about you? Who are you supporting? Will you be following The International religiously?

Last Updated: May 25, 2015

20 Comments

  1. 2 MOBA articles in a row? What is this? MOBA Monday?

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 25, 2015 at 09:13

      One is a MOBA. The other one is to MOBA what touch rugby is to real rugby. I.e. it’s something only little kids play. Like Bakers Mini-Cricket. 😉

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      • Lord Chaos

        May 25, 2015 at 09:14

        Looks the same to me. 😛

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        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          May 25, 2015 at 09:15

          I’m sure the kids who play mini-cricket feel the same way. 😛

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    • hairyknees

      May 25, 2015 at 10:07

      Pffft one was about a cigar 😛

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  2. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    May 25, 2015 at 09:15

    I have set aside the entire weekend to the EU qualifiers. Going around to Pariah’s and plan to watch it on the biggest, badassest TV in the realm! Oooooh yeah! Also beer! BEEEEEEER!

    Going. To. Be. Epic.

    P.S. Matt I hope you plan to cover this entire qualifier. I will recommend and read each article. I want CONSTANT updates!

    P.S.2. Plus what’s your Steam? I WANT TO DOTA WITH YOU! 😛

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    • hairyknees

      May 25, 2015 at 10:07

      Haha gonna try give it lotsa loving 🙂

      Steam: hairyknees2605

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  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 25, 2015 at 09:15

    I will be following it non-religiously. I’m a MOB-Atheist. Thank the FSM there isn’t a new Pokemon game coming out again this week as well.

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 25, 2015 at 09:17

      *Bookmarks comment

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 25, 2015 at 09:23

      If you were a MOBA-Atheist it would mean that you think MOBAs (as a genre as well as the games themselves) do not exist. So, it stands to reason that your comment on this article implies that your Atheism is waving. You’re having a crisis of faith man! ATTEND TO A UNIVERSITY IMMEDIATELY! Just avoid the IT department. A lot of DotA going on there.

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 25, 2015 at 09:39

        Pffft. Reason is overrated! I don’t need no stinking reason! I go with my gut, because billions of bacteria can’t be denied!

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        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          May 25, 2015 at 09:43

          I cannot argue with that. The gut wants what the gut wants. 😀

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      • Van

        May 26, 2015 at 09:30

        Waiving*

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 25, 2015 at 09:39

    Ask most people if they will follow the international and they’ll be like…
    https://img.pandawhale.com/post-54001-Rebel-Wilson-no-wink-gif-Imgur-KLG3.gif

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 25, 2015 at 09:44

      I’m proud you bring up your feelings about DotA in social situations. It means my therapist was right. The best way to get over repressed feelings of inadequacy is to talk about them with other people. 😉 😉

      I KID I KID! 😀

      *Edit: I’ve just committed upvote suicide. 🙁

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 25, 2015 at 09:53

        hahahaha

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    • hairyknees

      May 25, 2015 at 10:08

      🙁

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 25, 2015 at 10:16

        My point is we all do even if we say we don’t. Even if it’s just for the five minutes spent reading the moba articles that you write.

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        • hairyknees

          May 25, 2015 at 10:18

          You actually read my articles? OH YOU! <3

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  5. z1n

    May 25, 2015 at 17:36

    Oh shit this means it’s time to start planning what time I need to take off for work.

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