Valve distributed direct invites to International 2017

This night, new details on the upcoming The International 2017 appeared.

Valve revealed the names of teams who got the direct invites to the main stage of the tournament, and also the teams that received invited to the closed qualifiers for The International 7.

The following teams received the direct invites to LAN-final: Virtus.pro, four-times champions of Major tournaments, the winners of The Summit 7, Evil Geniuses, the world champions 2015, Team Liquid, the winners of EPICENTER: MOSCOW 2017, Invictus Gaming who got triumphed on DAC 2017, and the champions of Galaxy Battles 2017, Newbee.

As usual, 16 teams will participate in the event. 12 slots for TI7 will be distributed among the best teams of the qualifiers, that will take place in 6 different regions.

The qualifiers will take place in the following regions: China, SEA, North America, South America, Europe, CIS region. The organizers allocated 3 invites for the representatives of China and SEA. North America and Europe got 2 invites each, and CIS and South America would have one invite.

The Open Quals will be held on June 22-25, and Closed Quals — on June 26-29.

See also: Newbee are the champions of Galaxy Battles

Valve gave direct invites to the closed qualifier of The International 7 to the following teams:

China

CDEC
EHOME
IG.Vitality
LGD Gaming
LGD.FY
Team VG.J
Vici Gaming
Champions Cup Winner
Open Qualifier Winner #1
Open Qualifier Winner #2
SEA

Clutch Gaming
Happy Feet
Faceless
Fnatic
Mineski
TNC Pro Gaming
Geek Fam
Champions Cup Winner
Open Qualifier Winner #1
Open Qualifier Winner #2
North America

compLexity Gaming
Digital Chaos
Team NP
Planet Odd
Team Freedom
Team RED
WWWW
Champions Cup Winner
Open Qualifier Winner #1
Open Qualifier Winner #2

South America


Elite Wolves
Infamous
Midas Club
SG e-Sports
Open Qualifier #1 Winner #1
Open Qualifier #1 Winner #2
Open Qualifier #2 Winner #1
Open Qualifier #2 Winner #2



Europe


Crescendo
Danish Bears
mousesports
PENTA Sports
4 protect five
Team Secret
Team Singularity
Champions Cup Winner
Open Qualifier Winner #1
Open Qualifier Winner #2

CIS region


Comanche
Cyber Anji
Natus Vincere
Gambit eSports
Team Effect
Team Empire
Team Spirit
Vega Squadron
Open Qualifier Winner #1
Open Qualifier Winner #2


The International 2017 will take place on August 7 – 12, in Seattle, USA. The event will be traditionally hosted by Key Arena, and current prize pool of the seventh season of The International is $15,838,225.