New details of the Dota 2 world championship, the tournament The International have become known recently.
Organizers have informed about how participants had been distributed by groups, how the group stage will be run and others.
All teams have been divided into two groups with nine participants. Teams will play with each other in a Bo2 format. Best four participants of each group will come out to the upper bracket of the playoff stage. Teams to hold the 4th-8th places in their groups will get to the lower bracket of the final stage. Participants to hold the 9th place at the group stage will leave The International 2017. All matches of the upper bracket will be run in a Bo3 format. The first matches of the lower bracket will be hosted in a Bo1 format and the rest of them — in a Bo3 format.
The distribution of participants:
The International will be run on August 2-12. At the moment, the prize pool of the championship amounts more than $23,000,000 and the main money prize — $10,000,000.