The International 2012
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The International Dota 2 Championship was the world's largest Dota 2 tournament, based on prize pot. The event was held from August 26 to September 2, 2012, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington. This event is the second tournament to bear the name 'The International'. The first International was held in 2011 and functioned as the launch date of the Dota 2 beta.
Out of the 16 participating teams, 14 were invited, with the remaining two receiving their place in the tournament via two invite-only geographic qualifier tournaments, the "West Qualifier" and the "East Qualifier."
- 16 invited teams placed into 2 groups of 8 teams each.
- Each team will play all the other teams in their group 2 times.
- The top four teams from each group are placed into the Winners Bracket.
- The bottom four teams from each group are placed into the Losers Bracket.
- Main Event
- All rounds of the Winners Bracket, except for the grand finals, are Bo3.
- Rounds 1 through 4 of the Losers Bracket are Bo1.
- The last two rounds of the Losers Bracket are Bo3.
- The winner of the Losers Bracket will face the winner of the Winners Bracket in the grand finals in a Bo5 in order to determine the champion.
- 2GD (James Harding)
- 1 CaspeRRR, mtrx4u and NS were unable to attend the event due to visa issues and casted from CyberArena, Kiev instead.
Like the first International, a total of $1,600,000 USD was spread among the top 8 teams as seen below.
- 1 MUFC ran into last minute issues and was replaced by mousesports after playing a Bo5 series against World Elite. For detailed results and information about this match, Click Here.
- 2 mousesports replaced ComeWithMe with KuroKy due to visa issues.
- Full team rosters are available here.
||BurNIng, Super, rOtk, Zippo, LongDD, LaNm, KingJ, PCT, X!!, QQQ, Zhou, Ferrari_430, YYF, Faith, Sylar, xiao8, Yao, DD, Hao, Mu, Kabu, Awoke, SanSheng
||LighTofHeaveN, ARS-ART, God, Silent, Admiration, Vigoss, PGG, Bloodangel
|| United States
||Fear, BuLba, DeMoN, UNiVeRsE, HANNAH_MONTANA, FLUFFNSTUFF, ixmike88
||YamateH, Mushi, WinteR, XtiNcT, Ice, ChuaN
||XBOCT, Dendi, Artstyle, Mag~, Goblak, Funn1k
||Pajkatt, Mirakel, Akke, Loda
||Hyhy, iceiceice, xFreedom, xy-
||blackshatan, xMusiCa, Godot, Snoopy
||bLeeK, 1437, TC, Jeyo
||Sockshka, Funzii, 7ckngMad
||Black^, KuroKy, Kebap
||MiSeRy, Maelk, syndereN
The International 2012