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Dota 2 The International Qualifiers - Part 1

The International 10 is the concluding tournament of the Dota Pro Circuit and the tenth annual edition of The International which returns to Europe for the first time since 2011

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21st Jun, 21·☕️ 3 min read
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The International 10 is the concluding tournament of the Dota Pro Circuit and the tenth annual edition of The International which returns to Europe for the first time since 2011. The tournament will be held in Avicii Arena, Stockholm, Sweden. The invite format is similar to the format used for the preceding International, whereby a point system based on official sponsored Regional Leagues and Majors will be used to determine the teams invited to The International.

Regional Qualifiers - Eastern Europe

All teams that participated in season 2 of the regional league that aren’t qualified to The International 10 by finishing top 12 in DPC rankings are invited provided that they did not replace more than two players from their last season’s team.

The teams are seeded based on their DPC point total followed by their standing in the final season of the regional league.

14 teams will face off in the best of 3 double-elimination bracket with best of 5 grand finals. One team, the winner, will qualify for The International 10.

Participants

14 teams that will fight for the The International 10 spot are:

  • Team Spirit
  • AS Monaco Gambit
  • Natus Vincere
  • Team Unique
  • PuckChamp
  • EXTREMUM
  • HellRaisers
  • Winstrike
  • Team Empire
  • Fantastic Five
  • Nemiga
  • B8
  • NoTechies
  • Trident Clan

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Picklebet Predictions

Team Spirit with 585 DPC points was the highest ranked CIS team in the DPC system that didn’t manage to qualify for The International. AS Monaco Gambit and Natus Vincere were right behind them, with 267 and 184 DPC points. And that is the ranking of the favourites to win these qualifiers and to take the TI10 spot. Team Spirit are in the best shape of all teams and they are favourites number 1 for sure. Together with Spirit, I do think Natus Vincere will have the highest chance, and they are my 2nd favourites. They are the only team here that can be a threat to Spirit and that can take their spot. IT will be interesting to see which of those two teams will be the winner overall.