With more than $23 million already in the prize pool, there is no point in denying TI8 is going to be a great tournament. Players and teams are skilled enough to create a spectacle for everyone watching. TI8 Group Stage is just about to start too. Need we remind you – 15.08. is the starting date. That is when the first group stage matches of The International 2018 will be played. For those who are interested in TI8 Betting odds, simply click on the orange letters and you will be redirected to our dedicated page. For more information, including facts, rules, TI8 group stage format and so on, please continue reading the following paragraphs!
Group Stage TI8 | Tournament Facts
- Dates: 08/15 – 08/18/2018
- Location: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
- Group Stage:
- 2 groups with 9 teams each
- Round robin Bo2 matches
- 4 top teams go to upper bracket
- 4 remaining ones go to lower bracket
- 1 last placed team from each group is eliminated
- Ti8 Teams:
- 18 teams in total
- 8 invited
- 10 qualified
- 18 teams in total
- TI8 betting odds available here
- Tune in to the Livestream
- Check out predictions for the TI8 group stage
Group Standings – The International 2018
eSports betting is a huge part of Dota 2 as an eSport. The same goes for CS:GO too. These 2 games carry the majority of real money eSports betting on their shoulders. When talking about betting odds for the TI8 group stage, the coverage from the best eSports bookies is almost certain. Not only that – you can also expect a ton of special bets with solid betting odds. If you like to bet on DOTA 2 then this tournament is going to be your dream come true!
DOTA2 – The International
|Start||Team 1||Odds||Team 2||Odds|
|08/20/2018 18:00||Team Liquid||1.16||OpTic Gaming||4.50|
|08/20/2018 21:00||Virtus Pro||1.66||PSG.LGD||2.10|
|08/21/2018 00:00||fnatic||1.57||Team Serenity||2.25|
|08/21/2018 03:00||VGJ.Thunder||2.25||Vici Gaming||1.57|
|08/21/2018 21:00||Evil Geniuses||1.44||Team Secret||2.62|
Start Times shown in: GMT or GMT +1 during Summer Time
Betting Odds presented by bet365. The listed odds are intended as a guide only and are subject to change. Please check current Dota 2L odds on the bet365 website before placing any bets. Read more about esports betting at Bet365
Group Stage TI8 Format
The group stage format for this year's The International Dota 2 tournament will be exactly the same as last year's. This information was announced months ago after the confirmation that TI8 will feature the same number of teams as the previous installment – 18. Even though the overall team quantity has remained the same, the method of choosing the teams has been slightly altered. Instead of having 6 invited teams, which was the case last year out, this time around we will see 8 of them. That makes it 8 invited teams and 10 qualified ones. All participating teams have already been decided so we can jump straight to the actual group stage TI8 format!
TI8 Group Stage format revolves around all 18 teams being placed into 2 groups of 9 teams. It is scheduled to last during the first 3 days of the competition (from 15th to 18th August) and will feature only Bo2 (best of 2) round robin matches. TI8 group stage is really forgiving since only 1 team from each group will be eliminated. First 4 teams in each group go through to the upper bracket while 4 remaining ones go to the lower bracket.