Dota 2 fans all over the world are eagerly waiting for The International 2019. The event is currently believed to be one of the biggest Esports events of this year. Top teams from all over the world are going to compete in it. And now, while fans anxiously wait for the event, we now have a list of some teams that have managed to qualify for the upcoming tournament.
For those who don’t know, the Dota Pro Circuit Minors and Majors play a really big role in selecting teams for The International 2019. In order to qualify for the tournament, teams have to play well during them so that they can be among the top 12 of the DPC ranking. This year, some top teams have managed to earn a spot in the rankings. Not only this, but Team Secret and Virtus pro have managed to achieve the top spots.
Teams That Have Qualified for The International 2019
Teams who didn’t win any tournaments during the season have also managed to qualify. Their amazing performance throughout the season has helped them secure a spot in the biggest Dota 2 tournament. So, without any further due, here are teams that have achieved a spot in the top 12 of the DPC rankings.
- Team Secret
- Virtus Pro
- Evil Geniuses
- ViCI Gaming
- Team Liquid
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- TNC Predator
- Keen Gaming
Six More Teams to Be Selected
In addition to these 12 teams, six other teams are going to be selected for the International 2019. They will be selected through the open qualifiers round, which started on July 3 and is going to conclude on July 6. Once the open qualifiers round ends, we will finally get to know all 18 teams that will participate in TI9.
The International 2019 Prize Pool
On the other hand, the prize pool of The International 2019 is also slowly increasing. It was reported that the TI9 has finally surpassed TI8 in terms of the prize pool. At the time of writing, it has surpassed $25.5 million and is currently expected to increase even further. Many fans currently believe that it will hit $30 million before the main event begins.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) July 1, 2019
The International 2019 is currently scheduled to be held from August 15till 25. It is going to be the ninth annual edition of The International. For the very first time in the event’s history, TI9 will be held in China, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena located in Shanghai. All teams that have qualified and will qualify are going to compete for one of the biggest prize pools in eSports history. Fans all over the world are eagerly waiting to see how their favorite team is going to perform this year. Last year’s winners were OG, and we will have to wait and see whether they’ll be able to win this time or not.