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The International 2019 (TI9)

Start date
Finish date
Prize Pool
$33,000,000+ USD
Tickets
Location
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, Chine
OG
1.216
4.2
NewBee
Team Secret
1.344
3.11
Evil Geniuses
Virtus.pro
1.248
3.86
Royal Never Giveup
TnC Predator
1.952
1.79
Team Liquid
PSG.LGD
1.656
2.18
Vici Gaming

Bracket

Lower Bracket Finals (Bo3)
Upper Bracket R1 (Bo3)
PSG.LGD PSG.LGD
2
Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
0
Vici Gaming Vici Gaming
2
TNC Predator TNC Predator
1
OG Dota2 OG Dota2
Newbee Newbee
Team Secret Team Secret
EG EG
Upper Bracket R2 (Bo3)
PSG.LGD PSG.LGD
Vici Gaming Vici Gaming
Lower Bracket R1 (Bo1)
Alliance Alliance
0
Royal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up
1
Fnatic Fnatic
0
Team Liquid Team Liquid
1
Infamous Infamous
1
Keen Gaming Keen Gaming
0
Mineski Mineski
1
NaVi NaVi
0
Lower Bracket R2 (Bo3)
Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
Royal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up
TNC Predator TNC Predator
Team Liquid Team Liquid
Infamous Infamous
Mineski Mineski
Lower Bracket R3 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket R4 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket R5 (Bo3)

Group play

Recent news

Natus Vincere left the tournament
2019-08-20T16:10:00.000Z
Alliance left The International 2019
2019-08-20T11:27:00.000Z
The review of the group stage of The International 2019
2019-08-19T21:12:00.000Z
The International 2019 - Group Stage
OG and Vici Gaming draw a draw in the last match of the group stage of The International 2019
2019-08-18T08:35:00.000Z
The International 2019 - Group Stage
Natus Vincere could not beat RNG
2019-08-17T10:20:00.000Z
Team Secret started the third game day of The International 2019 with two draws
2019-08-17T07:57:00.000Z
The International 2019 - Group Stage
OG beat Virtus.pro
2019-08-17T06:25:00.000Z
The results of the second gaming day of The International 2019
2019-08-16T13:55:00.000Z
The International 2019 - Group Stage
NaVi sensationally beat Virtus.Pro
2019-08-16T10:28:00.000Z
The International 2019 - Group Stage
Afoninje resigned from Gambit Esports
2019-08-13T11:20:00.000Z
The preview of The International 2019
2019-08-13T10:30:00.000Z
Valve released the Immortal Treasure 3
2019-08-06T07:50:00.000Z
TI9 prize pool exceeded $31,000,000
2019-07-30T07:35:00.000Z
Newbee signed ex-Forward Gaming
2019-07-25T08:05:00.000Z
Forward Gaming ceased to exist
2019-07-22T07:50:00.000Z
Forward Gaming became the last member of The International 2019
2019-07-15T03:23:00.000Z
The International 2019 - NA Qualifier
Chaos made their way to The International 2019
2019-07-14T18:34:00.000Z
The International 2019 - Europe Qualifier
Royal Never Give Up presents China at The International 2019
2019-07-14T13:55:00.000Z
The International 2019 - China Qualifier
Forward Gaming on the verge of getting into The International 2019
2019-07-14T04:57:00.000Z
The International 2019 - NA Qualifier
The Final Tribe secured a place in the final qualifying for The International 2019
2019-07-14T04:44:00.000Z
The International 2019 - Europe Qualifier
CDEC qualify for the finals of The International 2019 in China
2019-07-13T09:47:00.000Z
The International 2019 - China Qualifier
J.Storm will meet with beastcoast in play-off qualifications for The International 2019
2019-07-13T07:34:00.000Z
The International 2019 - NA Qualifier
All participants of play-offs of the European qualification to The International 2019 were defined
2019-07-12T20:45:00.000Z
The International 2019 - Europe Qualifier
The results of the group stage in the Chinese Quarters on TI9
2019-07-12T14:00:00.000Z
The International 2019 - China Qualifier
Results of the first game day at TI9 in Europe and North America
2019-07-12T09:00:00.000Z
The International 2019 - Europe Qualifier
Results of the first game day of the Chinese qualifier for TI9
2019-07-11T15:05:00.000Z
The International 2019 - China Qualifier
Infamous qualified for TI9
2019-07-11T08:10:00.000Z
The International 2019 - SA Qualifier
Na’Vi pass to The International 2019
2019-07-10T20:15:00.000Z
The International 2019 - CIS Qualifier
Natus Vincere pass to the final of the CIS qualifier for The International 2019
2019-07-10T14:30:00.000Z
The International 2019 - CIS Qualifier
Mineski go to The International 2019
2019-07-10T13:35:00.000Z
The International 2019 - SEA Qualifier
Tomorrow qualifiers for TI9 start in China, Europe and North America
2019-07-10T07:55:00.000Z
The International 2019 - China Qualifier
NaVi move down to the lower bracket of the CIS qualifier for TI9
2019-07-09T13:50:00.000Z
The International 2019 - CIS Qualifier
Winstrike, NaVi, Vega and Empire pass to the playoff of the CIS qualifier for TI9
2019-07-09T08:35:00.000Z
The International 2019 - CIS Qualifier
All participants in the playoff of the qualifier for TI9 in Southeast Asia defined
2019-07-08T09:15:00.000Z
The International 2019 - SEA Qualifier
Nemiga and Vega Squadron pass to the closed qualifiers for The International 2019
2019-07-07T09:08:00.000Z
The International 2019 - CIS Qualifier
List of Russian speaking talents at the qualifiers for The International 2019 revealed
2019-07-05T07:48:00.000Z
The International 2019 - CIS Qualifier
Alliance goes to The International 2019
2019-06-28T15:35:00.000Z
EPICENTER Major 2019
What was memorable in the qualifiers to EPICENTER Major 2019 for us?
2019-05-21T15:00:00.000Z
EPICENTER Major 2019
Vici Gaming won DreamLeague Season 11
2019-03-24T22:32:00.000Z
DreamLeague Season 11

The most awaited Dota 2 event in 2019 is The International 2019 (TI19) which will be taking place in Shanghai (China) from 15 till 25 August.

Eighteen tournaments will be taking part in the tournament:

  • 12 teams according to the DPC rating;
  • 6 slots will be received by the winners of the regional qualifiers for the tournament.

On August 7, The International 2019 prize pool exceeded the $32,000,000 bar and keeps on increasing thanks to selling Battle Passes.

It is likely that before the start of the tournament, the prize pool will exceed $ 33,000,000.

Tickets for The International 2019 (TI9)

The tickets of the tournament got available on 24 May in 2019 and got sold out in several hours. The organizer two quotes of the tickets:

  • for China;
  • for other countries.

Chinese esports fans bought all the tickets in 53 seconds.

DPC invites

Teams were fighting for Dota Pro Circuit rating points at tournaments all over the world during the whole season. And it was worth it because the invitational quota was exceeded to 12 teams. Epicenter Major 2019 put the final point in the rating. Before the start of the event, 3 vacant spots were free on the train, which goes to Shanghai. The reigning champions OG and TNC Predator took penultimate spots and the last place was up for grabs between Alliance and Gambit. A regular match of the lower bracket was turned into a battle for the right to go to TI9. Alliance confidently won the battle with a score 2:0.

The final rating of the season 2018-2019 looks in the following way:

Dota Pro Circuit 2018-19 Rankings

Qualifiers for The International 2019

The knockout stage took place in six divisions: North America, South America, Europe, CIS, Southeast Asia and China. In any of them one invitation to the DotA 2 World Championship was played for. In South America, Southeast Asia and CID the knockout stage was taking place from 7 till 10 July. In North America, Europe and China — from 11 till 14 July.

The winners at the qualifiers in North America are ex-Forward Gaming who are to perform as Newbee due to the reason that their organization went bankrupt and got closed down. Infamous made it to the championship through qualifiers in South America while Chaos Esports Club — through qualifiers in Europe. Natus Vincere became the best in the CIS division and as for Royal Never Give Up and Mineski, they got victorious in China and Southeast Asia, respectively.

Holding format

The championship will start at the group stage. There the eighteen teams will get divided into two groups with nine participants in each and will play at Bo2 matches by Round Robin. Four Best teams from each of the groups will pass to the upper bracket of the playoff stage. The roster taking the 5-8 places in groups will start their way at the final stage from the lower bracket. The teams who will take the last positions in their groups will leave the championship.

Sixteen out of eighteen participants will get to the playoff. Half of them will start their way to the final from the upper bracket while the rest will face with the lower bracket. The first matches of the lower bracket will be held in the Bo1 format, while the other meetings apart from the grand final — at Bo3. The final battle will be taking place in the series up to three wins.

Prize pool

The total prize pool of The International 2019 is known for being the biggest one in the esports industry. At the moment it exceeds $32,000,000, and division of the prize money looks as the following:

  • 1 place — $14,604,813 (45,5%)
  • 2 place — $4,172,804 (13%)
  • 3 place — $2,888,865 (9%)
  • 4 place — $1,925,909 (6%)
  • 5-6 place — $1,123,446 (3,5%)
  • 7-8 place — $802,463 (2,5%)
  • 9-12 place — $641,970 (2%)
  • 13-16 place — $481,477 (1,5%)
  • 17-18 place — $80,246 (0,25%)

The International 2019 Group Stage

Seeding of the teams into groups went through by draft one day before the tournament. According to the regulations of the tournament, the contestants got devided into two groups.

Group A

The International 2019 Group A

Group B

The International 2019 Group B

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