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.

Dota 2 Icon Prize pool distribution ─ TI7

Position Prize in $ USD Team
Gold Medal Icon 1st $10,803,141 Team Liquid Logo Dota2 Team Liquid
Silver Medal Icon 2nd $3,928,415 Newbee Team Logo Dota2 Newbee
Bronze Medal Icon 3rd $2,578,022 LGD Young Forever Team Logo Dota 2 LGD Forever Young
Copper Medal Icon 4th $1,718,682 LGD Team Logo Dota2 LGD Gaming
5th-6th $1,104,867 Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro
Invictus Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo Invictus Gaming
7th-8th $613,815 Team Empire Logo Dota2 Team Empire
OG RedBull Dota2 Logo Esports OG
9th-12th $368,289 Team Secret Logo Dota 2 Team Secret
Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 Evil Geniuses
TNC Pro Team Dota 2 eSports Logo TNC Pro Team
Digital Chaos Dota 2 Team Logo Digital Chaos
13th-16th $122,763 Execration Dota 2 Team Logo Execration
Cloud9 Team Logo dota2Cloud9
Infamous dota2 logo Infamous
Invictus Gaming Vitality Dota 2 Team Logo iG Vitality
17th-18th $61,381 Fnatic Team Logo Dota2 Fnatic
HellRaisers Dota 2 Team Logo HellRaisers 

Dota 2 Icon The International 2017 (TI7) | Facts

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Main Event (Grand Finals) ─ Saturday, 12th | Day 6 

 Lower Bracket Finals 

Lb Grand Finals: LGD Young Forever Team Logo Dota 2 LGD Forever Young vs. Team Liquid Logo Dota2 Team Liquid    1 : 2  
August 12th, 2017: 10:00 AM PDT / 01:00 PM EDT / 19:00 CEST

 TI7 ─ Grand Finals 

TI7 ─ Grand Finals: Newbee Team Logo Dota2 Newbee vs. Team Liquid Logo Dota2 Team Liquid    0 :
August 12th, 2017: 03:00 PM PDT / 06:00 PM EDT / 24:00 CEST

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Dota 2 Icon Upper Bracket Main Event | TI7 Playoffs

Round 1 (Bo3)
Round 2 (Bo3)
Round 3 (Bo3)
Team Liquid Logo Dota2 Team Liquid 1
Invictus Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo Invictus G. 2 Invictus Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo Invictus G. 1
vs. Newbee Team Logo Dota2 Newbee 2
Newbee Team Logo Dota2 Newbee 2 Newbee Team Logo Dota2 Newbee 2
Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 Evil Geniuses 0 vs.
LGD Young Forever Team Logo Dota 2 LGD Forever Y. 2   LGD Young Forever Team Logo Dota 2 LGD Forever Y.
1
TNC Pro Team Dota 2 eSports Logo TNC Pro Team 0 LGD Young Forever Team Logo Dota 2 LGD Forever Y. 2
vs.
LGD Team Logo Dota2 LGD Gaming 0 Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro 0
Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro 2
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Dota 2 Icon Lower Bracket Main Event | TI7 Playoffs

Round 1 (Bo1)
Round 2 (Bo3)
Round 3 (Bo3)
Round 4 (Bo3)
Round 5 (Bo3)
Team Secret Logo Dota 2 1 Team Liquid Logo Dota2 2
Execration Dota 2 Team Logo 0 Team Secret Logo Dota 2
1 Team Liquid Logo Dota2 2 Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 1
vs. Team Liquid Logo Dota2 2 Team Liquid Logo Dota2 2
Cloud9 Team Logo dota2 0 Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 0 Team Empire Logo Dota2 0
Team Empire Logo Dota2 1 Team Empire Logo Dota2 2
vs.
OG RedBull Dota2 Logo Esports 1 TNC Pro Team Dota 2 eSports Logo 0
Infamous dota2 logo 0 OG RedBull Dota2 Logo Esports 2 OG RedBull Dota2 Logo Esports 0 Invictus Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo
0
vs.   LGD Team Logo Dota2
2 LGD Team Logo Dota2 0
Invictus Gaming Vitality Dota 2 Team Logo 0 LGD Team Logo Dota2 2 LGD Team Logo Dota2 2
Digital Chaos Dota 2 Team Logo 1 Digital Chaos Dota 2 Team Logo 0

Dota 2 Icon The International 7 Group Stage

The TI7 groupstage is up first this year. This time around Valve decided to have two groups instead of the one group played in the Swiss system. We’ll see how this changes up the tournament. Additionally they are going to make sure that the two groups have an equal mix of teams, so they are as fair as possible. Of course this is a hard decision to make, as the teams have layed low in recent times and kept their strategies and form hidden. You can find all the results and schedule on our site for the TI7 schedule.

Dota 2 Icon Groups Standings – TI7 – Group A final standings

Group A – Table & Standings
Team Matches
Team Liquid Logo Dota2 Team Liquid 13 – 3
LGD Team Logo Dota2 LGD Gaming 12 – 4
Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 Evil Geniuses 11 – 5
TNC Pro Team Dota 2 eSports Logo TNC Pro Team 9 – 7
Team Secret Logo Dota 2 Team Secret 7 – 9
Invictus Gaming Vitality Dota 2 Team Logo iG Vitality 7 – 9
Team Empire Logo Dota2 Team Empire 6 – 10
Infamous dota2 logo Infamous 5 – 11
Fnatic Team Logo Dota2 Fnatic 2 – 14
Schedule / Results

Advances to the Upper Bracket 
Advances to the Lower Bracket 
Eliminated from the Tournament 

Dota 2 Icon Groups Standings – TI7 – Group B final standings

Group B – Table & Standings
Team Matches
LGD Young Forever Team Logo Dota 2 LGD Forever Young 14 – 2
Newbee Team Logo Dota2 Newbee 11 – 5
Invictus Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo Invictus Gaming 10 – 6
Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro 10 – 6
OG RedBull Dota2 Logo Esports OG 9 – 7
Cloud9 Team Logo dota2Cloud9 6 – 10
Digital Chaos Dota 2 Team Logo Digital Chaos 6 – 10
Execration Dota 2 Team Logo Execration 5 – 11
HellRaisers Dota 2 Team Logo HellRaisers  1 – 15
Schedule / Results

Advances to the Upper Bracket 
Advances to the Lower Bracket 
Eliminated from the Tournament 

Dota 2 Icon Teams of The International 2017

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.

Invited Teams

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There are two layers of qualifiers for TI7. First, the open qualifiers where every team can sign up to participate in. They will be held from 22. June to 25. June and the best teams will advance to the regional qualifiers where they have to face up against teams directly invited to the regional qualifiers. The regional Qualifiers will run from 26. June to 29. June. This brings the total teams to 18. They will be split in 2 round robin groups, similar to what happened at the Kiev Majors, and the two worst teams have to pack their bags before the tournament really started. The remaining 16 teams will move on to the double elimination main event at the KeyArena. All the following teams have qualified for The International 2017 in August.

Qualifiers Europe West

Qualifiers CIS Region

Qualifiers China

Qualifiers Southeast Asia

Qualifiers North America

Qualifiers South America

Dota 2 Icon 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.

TI7 Group Stage

  • Dates: 08/02/2017 – 08/05/2017
  • City / Venue: Seattle, USA
  • Live Stream Start: 08/02, 09:30 AM PDT / 12:30 PM EDT / 18:30 CEST

TI7 Main Event

  • Dates: 08/07/2017 – 08/12/2017
  • City / Venue: KeyArena, Seattle, USA
  • Live Stream Start: 08/07, exact time is currently unknown

Dota 2 Icon Betting Odds for the TI7 Group Stage

Naturally you can also bet on the groupstages of TI7, it is the biggest tournament of the year after all. Many, many games are played simultaneously and with only short breaks inbetween, so the screenshot below only represents a part of the available betting odds for the TI7 groupstage. Every matchup is being played in a Best-of-Two, this gives rise to the possibility of a scoreline of 1:1 resulting in a tie between the teams. Furthermore, there are obvious favorites in some matchups, their odds are the result of the team’s recent form. But everything can happen at The International 2017 and no winner is set in stone yet. There are even live bets for the TI7 group stages, which offer an interesting and exciting alternative to traditional betting.

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Dota 2 Icon TI 7 Dota 2 Betting Information

The first odds for The International 2017 outright winner bets are here! Bet365 and Pinnacle have already released their odds for the bet on the outright winner of TI7. Please note that the tournament start is still some time away and the odds are subject to change. Checking the sites of the esport betting providers is thus a good idea. Bet365 has released a lot of TI7 compendium special bets and tournament special bets. These are very interesting new bets and odds which focus on the games as a whole and not on individual winners. For a better overview of the different TI 7 bets and odds click here. Find out more information on how betting in Dota 2 works here.

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Dota 2 Icon Prizepool

How much is up for grabs is still unknown at this point, due to Valves unique approach to financing such events. They will put up a specific amount of money and the community can contribute, by buying an in-game item, to it. In the past years this approach worked wonderfully, for example Valve put up $1,600,000 for the International 2016 and the community raised it to an astonishing $20,770,460. The question if the pricepool is going to be even higher, is going to be an interesting one.

Final result: The Prizepool for The International 2017 in Dota 2 has reached $24,787,916! In addition it is now the biggest prize pool of any eSports tournament ever and the winning team will receive over 10 million dollars! More information about the TI7 prizepool here.

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Dota 2 Icon The International Qualifiers

All the teams without an direct invite, but who still want to participate, have to go through two sets of qualifiers. First up are the open qualifier, where every team can register themselves. The winner are going to the regional qualifier to play for a spot in the International.

Dota 2 Icon Battle Pass – The International 2017

The Battle Pass for this year’s The International 2017 is out. It comes in two different variants, one with level 0 for $9,99 and one with level 75, including a variety of cosmetic items, for $36,99. For every level you earn in the Battle Pass you’ll receive different rewards, such as items and effects in-game. In addition you can straight up buy levels from the Dota 2 store. 25% of the revenue goes directly to the price pool of The International 2017, it will be exciting until the end to see how high the price pool will rise.

Included with the Battle Pass is for the first time a co-op multiplayer campaign in two acts, where you can play with your friends and earn different rewards. Also included are already known features like the player book, where you can collect player cards and predict how The International 2017 will go. If predictions are correct, there are rewards waiting to be collected. The quest system from last year is returning as well. More Information about the Battle Pass here.

Dota 2 Icon Ticket Information

For everyone who wants to go to such an event, there will be of course the option to buy tickets. Read more in our TI7 Ticket Info / FAQ

Dota 2 Icon TI7 Live Stream

Like every year, the International is going to be streamed free of charge over the internet. If previous years are any indication, English and other languages will be available. A variety of commentators and analysts contribute to the experience and excitement. As there are four games being played simultaneosly in the group stages, there are of course 4 streams.

The International 2017 English Stream – Game #1

The International 2017 English Stream – Game #2

The International 2017 English Stream – Game #3

The International 2017 English Stream – Game #4

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