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The International 2018

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[e][h]The International 2018
League Information
Organizers:
Sponsor(s):
Type:
Offline
Location:
Canada Vancouver
Format:
Group Stage
Round-robin
Playoffs
Double-elimination
Prize Pool:
$25,532,177 USD
Start Date:
2018-08-15
End Date:
2018-08-25
Version:
Teams:
18
Liquipedia Tier:
Pro Circuit Tier:
Links
Chronology

The International 2018 is the concluding tournament of the Dota Pro Circuit and the eighth annual edition of The International. The tournament will be held on Canadian soil for the first time, as it moves to the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada.[1] For the first time, a point system based on official sponsored Majors and Minors were used to determine invites to The International.

Format[edit]

  • Open Qualifiers - June 14th - June 17th, 2018
    • Twelve Regional Single-elimination Open Qualifiers, two brackets for each region.
      • The winners of each Open Qualifier will advance to the respective Main Qualifier.
  • Regional Qualifiers - June 18th - June 25th, 2018
    • Six Regional Qualifiers.
      • The winners of each Main Qualifier will advance directly to The International.
      • The runners-up of the China, Southeast Asia, and North America Main Qualifiers will advance directly to The International.
      • The third place team of the North America Main Qualifiers will advance directly to The International.
  • Group Stage - August 15th - August 18th, 2018
    • All eighteen teams are divided into two groups where they play in a Round Robin format.
      • All matches are played in a Bo2.
      • The top four teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event.
      • The bottom team in each group is eliminated.
      • The remaining teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Main Event.
  • Main Event - August 20th - August 25th, 2018
    • Sixteen teams play in a double-elimination format over six days.
      • Eight teams begin in the Upper Bracket, eight in the Lower Bracket.
      • First Lower Bracket round is Bo1, Grand Finals are Bo5, all others rounds are Bo3.

Broadcast Talent[edit]


1 Sweden AdmiralBulldog was invited to be part of the English talent, but could not attend the event due to visa issues.[2]
2 United States djWHEAT was announced as an additional host on August 13, 2018.[3]
3 Germany Black^ was added to the English broadcast team on August 13, 2018.[4]
  • Content Creator:
    • Ukraine Tonya (Antonina Predko)
  • Analysts:
    • Ukraine Lil (Ilya Ilyuk)
    • Russia Dread (Andrey Golubev)
    • Belarus fng (Artsiom Barshak)
    • Ukraine Goblak (Artur Kostenko)
    • Russia Smile (Sergey Revin)
    • Ukraine XBOCT (Oleksandr Dashkevych)
    • Russia JotM (Egor Surkov)
    • Russia TpoH (Maxim Vernikov)
    • Russia NS (Yaroslav Kuznetsov)
  • Hosts:
    • China 78 (Du Junnan)
    • China BBC (Zhang Hongsheng)
  • Content Creator:
    • China Dove (Zhang Tiange)
  • Commentators:

The talent for the Spanish broadcast was announced on August 19, 2018.[5]

  • Commentators:
  • Analysts:
    • Spain Tainim (María García)
    • Spain Kratos (Dimas Enrique Romero Fernández)
    • Spain RoD (Alberto Polo Jordán)

Prize Pool[edit]

The initial prize pool of the tournament is $1,600,000 USD.
An additional 25% of all Battle Pass sales are added to the total prize pool.[6]
The current total prize pool is $25,532,177 USD ($23,932,177 USD added).[7]

Participants[edit]

Player Info

Invited Teams[edit]

Regional Qualified Teams[edit]

OG
1Australia ana
2Finland Topson
3France Ceb
4Finland JerAx
5Denmark N0tail
CRomania ppasarel
7th - 8th The International 2017The International 2017 (2017)
Preview
TNC Predator
1Philippines Raven
2Philippines Armel
3Philippines Sam_H
4Philippines Tims
5Philippines Kuku
CCanada 1437
7th - 8th The International 2016The International 2016 (2016)
1 paiN Gaming add Denmark MISERY as a coach on July 18th.[8]
2 Invictus Gaming add China BurNIng as a coach on July 27th.[9]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Standings
1.Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses2-1-05
2.Team LiquidTeam Liquid Team Liquid1-2-04
3.FnaticFnatic Fnatic1-1-03
4.MineskiMineski Mineski1-1-13
4.PSG.LGDPSG.LGD PSG.LGD0-3-03
6.Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team Winstrike Team1-0-12
7.Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming Invictus Gaming0-2-12
8.OGOG OG0-1-11
9.VGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder VGJ.Thunder0-1-21
1.Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses4-1-09
2.FnaticFnatic Fnatic▲11-3-05
2.Team LiquidTeam Liquid Team Liquid1-3-05
4.PSG.LGDPSG.LGD PSG.LGD1-3-15
5.Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming Invictus Gaming▲20-4-14
5.MineskiMineski Mineski▼11-2-24
7.OGOG OG▲11-1-23
7.VGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder VGJ.Thunder▲21-1-23
9.Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team Winstrike Team▼31-0-32
1.Team LiquidTeam Liquid Team Liquid▲14-3-011
2.Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses▼15-1-111
3.PSG.LGDPSG.LGD PSG.LGD▲13-3-19
4.OGOG OG▲33-2-28
5.FnaticFnatic Fnatic▼31-5-17
6.VGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder VGJ.Thunder▲12-2-36
7.MineskiMineski Mineski▼21-3-35
8.Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming Invictus Gaming▼30-4-44
9.Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team Winstrike Team1-1-53
1.Team LiquidTeam Liquid Team Liquid5-3-013
2.Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses6-1-113
3.PSG.LGDPSG.LGD PSG.LGD4-3-111
4.OGOG OG3-3-29
5.FnaticFnatic Fnatic1-5-27
6.VGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder VGJ.Thunder2-2-46
7.MineskiMineski Mineski1-3-45
8.Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team Winstrike Team▲11-2-54
9.Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming Invictus Gaming▼10-4-44

Group B[edit]

Standings
1.VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm VGJ.Storm2-0-04
2.NewbeeNewbee Newbee1-1-03
2.Virtus.proVirtus.pro Virtus.pro1-1-03
4.Team SerenityTeam Serenity Team Serenity0-2-02
4.TNC PredatorTNC Predator TNC Predator1-0-12
6.paiN GamingpaiN Gaming paiN Gaming0-1-01
7.Team SecretTeam Secret Team Secret0-1-11
8.OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming0-0-10
9.Vici GamingVici Gaming Vici Gaming0-0-20
1.VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm VGJ.Storm3-1-07
2.TNC PredatorTNC Predator TNC Predator▲22-2-16
3.Virtus.proVirtus.pro Virtus.pro▼11-3-05
4.NewbeeNewbee Newbee▼22-1-25
5.Team SecretTeam Secret Team Secret▲20-4-14
5.Vici GamingVici Gaming Vici Gaming▲41-2-24
7.OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming▲11-1-23
7.paiN GamingpaiN Gaming paiN Gaming▼10-3-13
7.Team SerenityTeam Serenity Team Serenity▼30-3-13
1.VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm VGJ.Storm4-2-010
2.Virtus.proVirtus.pro Virtus.pro▲12-4-08
3.TNC PredatorTNC Predator TNC Predator▼12-3-27
4.Team SecretTeam Secret Team Secret▲11-4-16
5.NewbeeNewbee Newbee▼12-2-36
6.paiN GamingpaiN Gaming paiN Gaming▲10-5-15
6.Team SerenityTeam Serenity Team Serenity▲10-5-15
6.Vici GamingVici Gaming Vici Gaming▼11-3-25
9.OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming▼21-2-34
1.VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm VGJ.Storm5-2-112
2.Virtus.proVirtus.pro Virtus.pro3-4-110
3.Team SecretTeam Secret Team Secret▲12-4-28
4.OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming▲53-2-38
5.NewbeeNewbee Newbee3-2-38
6.TNC PredatorTNC Predator TNC Predator▼32-3-37
7.Team SerenityTeam Serenity Team Serenity▼11-5-27
8.Vici GamingVici Gaming Vici Gaming▼22-3-37
9.paiN GamingpaiN Gaming paiN Gaming▼30-5-35
Color key
Upper Bracket Seed
Lower Bracket Seed
Eliminated

Main Event[edit]

Show bracket
DateRoundTeamScoreVs. Team
2018-08-20 18:05:00August 20, 2018 - 18:05 UTCUpper Bracket R1 (Bo3)Liquid Team LiquidTeam Liquid2 : 0OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming OpTic
2018-08-20 20:15:00August 20, 2018 - 20:15 UTCUpper Bracket R1 (Bo3)VP Virtus.proVirtus.pro0 : 2PSG.LGDPSG.LGD PSG.LGD
2018-08-20 22:40:00August 20, 2018 - 22:40 UTCLower Bracket R1 (Bo1)Fnatic FnaticFnatic0 : 1Team SerenityTeam Serenity Serenity
2018-08-21 00:10:00August 21, 2018 - 00:10 UTCLower Bracket R1 (Bo1)TNC TNC PredatorTNC Predator0 : 1MineskiMineski Mski
2018-08-21 01:40:00August 21, 2018 - 01:40 UTCLower Bracket R1 (Bo1)Newbee NewbeeNewbee0 : 1Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team Win
2018-08-21 03:20:00August 21, 2018 - 03:20 UTCLower Bracket R1 (Bo1)VGJ.T VGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder0 : 1Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
2018-08-21 17:40:00August 21, 2018 - 17:40 UTCUpper Bracket R1 (Bo3)VGJ.S VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm0 : 2OGOG OG
2018-08-21 20:25:00August 21, 2018 - 20:25 UTCUpper Bracket R1 (Bo3)EG Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses2 : 0Team SecretTeam Secret Secret
2018-08-21 23:25:00August 21, 2018 - 23:25 UTCLower Bracket R2 (Bo3)OpTic OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming2 : 0Team SerenityTeam Serenity Serenity
2018-08-22 01:55:00August 22, 2018 - 01:55 UTCLower Bracket R2 (Bo3)VP Virtus.proVirtus.pro2 : 0MineskiMineski Mski
2018-08-22 17:35:00August 22, 2018 - 17:35 UTCLower Bracket R2 (Bo3)VGJ.S VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm2 : 0Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team Win
2018-08-22 20:05:00August 22, 2018 - 20:05 UTCLower Bracket R2 (Bo3)Secret Team SecretTeam Secret2 : 1Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
2018-08-23 01:10:00August 23, 2018 - 01:10 UTCUpper Bracket R2 (Bo3)Liquid Team LiquidTeam Liquid0 : 2PSG.LGDPSG.LGD PSG.LGD
2018-08-23 03:15:00August 23, 2018 - 03:15 UTCUpper Bracket R2 (Bo3)OG OGOG2 : 1Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
2018-08-23 17:40:00August 23, 2018 - 17:40 UTCLower Bracket R3 (Bo3)OpTic OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming1 : 2Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
2018-08-23 21:00:00August 23, 2018 - 21:00 UTCLower Bracket R3 (Bo3)VGJ.S VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm0 : 2Team SecretTeam Secret Secret
2018-08-24 00:50:00August 24, 2018 - 00:50 UTCLower Bracket R4 (Bo3)EG Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses2 : 0Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
2018-08-24 17:45:00August 24, 2018 - 17:45 UTCLower Bracket R4 (Bo3)Liquid Team LiquidTeam Liquid2 : 0Team SecretTeam Secret Secret
2018-08-24 20:45:00August 24, 2018 - 20:45 UTCUpper Bracket Final (Bo3)PSG.LGD PSG.LGDPSG.LGD1 : 2OGOG OG
2018-08-25 00:40:00August 25, 2018 - 00:40 UTCLower Bracket R5 (Bo3)EG Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses2 : 0Team LiquidTeam Liquid Liquid
2018-08-25 17:45:00August 25, 2018 - 17:45 UTCLower Bracket Final (Bo3)PSG.LGD PSG.LGDPSG.LGD2 : 0Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
2018-08-25 21:05:00August 25, 2018 - 21:05 UTCGrand Final (Bo5)OG OGOG3 : 2PSG.LGDPSG.LGD PSG.LGD
Show schedule
Upper Bracket R1 (Bo3)
Upper Bracket R2 (Bo3)
Upper Bracket Final (Bo3)
Grand Final (Bo5)
Team LiquidTeam LiquidLiquid
2
OpTic GamingOpTic GamingOpTic
0
August 20, 2018 - 11:05 PDT
Wraith King
Dark Willow
Lich
Clinkz
Alchemist
28m54s
Abaddon
Dragon Knight
Tiny
Weaver
Io
Vengeful Spirit
Broodmother
Earth Spirit
Batrider
Ursa
30m19s
Phantom Lancer
Crystal Maiden
Necrophos
Nature's Prophet
Tiny
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
Virtus.proVirtus.proVP
0
PSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD
2
August 20, 2018 - 13:15 PDT
Tiny
Bane
Kunkka
Enigma
Visage
39m38s
Storm Spirit
Undying
Necrophos
Vengeful Spirit
Drow Ranger
Mirana
Bane
Kunkka
Wraith King
Alchemist
35m21s
Lina
Terrorblade
Tusk
Silencer
Weaver
Casters: United States Lyrical, Canada TrentPax
Team LiquidTeam LiquidLiquid
0
PSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD
2
August 22, 2018 - 18:10 PDT
Enchantress
Earthshaker
Lich
Necrophos
Phantom Lancer
32m52s
Leshrac
Tiny
Bane
Gyrocopter
Io
Io
Gyrocopter
Undying
Ursa
Alchemist
31m47s
Bloodseeker
Phantom Lancer
Earthshaker
Tiny
Silencer
Casters: United States Capitalist, United States Blitz
VGJ.StormVGJ.StormVGJ.S
0
OGOGOG
2
August 21, 2018 - 10:40 PDT
Enchantress
Earthshaker
Jakiro
Dragon Knight
Weaver
44m30s
Zeus
Lina
Winter Wyvern
Phantom Lancer
Chen
Nature's Prophet
Phoenix
Earth Spirit
Ursa
Storm Spirit
35m49s
Venomancer
Winter Wyvern
Troll Warlord
Lina
Chen
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Casters: United States Lyrical, Canada TrentPax
Evil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEG
2
Team SecretTeam SecretSecret
0
August 21, 2018 - 13:25 PDT
Vengeful Spirit
Weaver
Phoenix
Alchemist
Ursa
42m38s
Morphling
Phantom Lancer
Earth Spirit
Winter Wyvern
Mirana
Vengeful Spirit
Weaver
Undying
Drow Ranger
Gyrocopter
58m09s
Tinker
Rubick
Necrophos
Ogre Magi
Mirana
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
OGOGOG
2
Evil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEG
1
August 22, 2018 - 20:15 PDT
Nature's Prophet
Drow Ranger
Earthshaker
Enigma
Invoker
32m36s
Templar Assassin
Phantom Lancer
Earth Spirit
Necrophos
Vengeful Spirit
Ursa
Silencer
Tusk
Arc Warden
Lycan
43m32s
Gyrocopter
Spirit Breaker
Phoenix
Drow Ranger
Enchantress
Io
Spectre
Bane
Zeus
Centaur Warrunner
53m27s
Tiny
Vengeful Spirit
Phoenix
Gyrocopter
Enchantress
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, United States Fogged
PSG.LGDPSG.LGDPSG.LGD
1
OGOGOG
2
August 24, 2018 - 13:45 PDT
Weaver
Drow Ranger
Winter Wyvern
Witch Doctor
Huskar
48m55s
Wraith King
Pugna
Enchantress
Gyrocopter
Io
Enchantress
Earthshaker
Crystal Maiden
Storm Spirit
Clinkz
37m02s
Invoker
Magnus
Lina
Bloodseeker
Silencer
Enchantress
Terrorblade
Bane
Clockwerk
Mirana
58m09s
Arc Warden
Pugna
Earthshaker
Silencer
Spectre
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
Lower Bracket R1 (Bo1)
Lower Bracket R2 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket R3 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket R4 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket R5 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Final (Bo3)
FnaticFnaticFnatic
0
Team SerenityTeam SerenitySerenity
1
August 20, 2018 - 15:40 PDT
Mirana
Bane
Phoenix
Visage
Ursa
44m35s
Gyrocopter
Lina
Tiny
Ogre Magi
Necrophos
Casters: United States Capitalist, United States Blitz
OpTic GamingOpTic GamingOpTic
2
Team SerenityTeam SerenitySerenity
0
August 21, 2018 - 16:25 PDT
Vengeful Spirit
Brewmaster
Jakiro
Storm Spirit
Spectre
38m24s
Ember Spirit
Silencer
Elder Titan
Phantom Lancer
Mirana
Vengeful Spirit
Phoenix
Nyx Assassin
Alchemist
Ursa
38m48s
Bloodseeker
Phantom Lancer
Storm Spirit
Tiny
Lich
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, United States Fogged
TNC PredatorTNC PredatorTNC
0
MineskiMineskiMski
1
August 20, 2018 - 17:10 PDT
Silencer
Tiny
Earth Spirit
Clinkz
Pugna
49m22s
Shadow Fiend
Spectre
Brewmaster
Dark Willow
Undying
Casters: United States Capitalist, United States Blitz
Virtus.proVirtus.proVP
2
MineskiMineskiMski
0
August 21, 2018 - 18:55 PDT
Weaver
Vengeful Spirit
Treant Protector
Clinkz
Invoker
51m37s
Dragon Knight
Necrophos
Undying
Wraith King
Dark Willow
Silencer
Ursa
Earthshaker
Clinkz
Enigma
35m36s
Troll Warlord
Storm Spirit
Vengeful Spirit
Wraith King
Dark Willow
Casters: United States Capitalist, United States Blitz
OpTic GamingOpTic GamingOpTic
1
Virtus.proVirtus.proVP
2
August 23, 2018 - 10:40 PDT
Bane
Necrophos
Clinkz
Elder Titan
Huskar
31m12s
Enchantress
Dragon Knight
Oracle
Gyrocopter
Io
Vengeful Spirit
Drow Ranger
Jakiro
Alchemist
Batrider
42m46s
Bloodseeker
Broodmother
Bane
Dark Willow
Tiny
Ursa
Bane
Clinkz
Undying
Lina
25m53s
Necrophos
Nature's Prophet
Tiny
Wraith King
Dark Willow
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
Evil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEG
2
Virtus.proVirtus.proVP
0
August 23, 2018 - 17:50 PDT
Chen
Drow Ranger
Silencer
Storm Spirit
Pugna
35m20s
Tiny
Elder Titan
Mirana
Crystal Maiden
Necrophos
Vengeful Spirit
Mirana
Lich
Venomancer
Alchemist
46m41s
Winter Wyvern
Pugna
Tiny
Bane
Ursa
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, United States Fogged
NewbeeNewbeeNewbee
0
Winstrike TeamWinstrike TeamWin
1
August 20, 2018 - 18:40 PDT
Mirana
Bane
Dark Willow
Gyrocopter
Dragon Knight
55m22s
Clockwerk
Phantom Lancer
Vengeful Spirit
Tiny
Undying
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, United States Fogged
VGJ.StormVGJ.StormVGJ.S
2
Winstrike TeamWinstrike TeamWin
0
August 22, 2018 - 10:35 PDT
Mirana
Drow Ranger
Bane
Winter Wyvern
Underlord
33m05s
Zeus
Lycan
Tusk
Weaver
Silencer
Drow Ranger
Weaver
Ogre Magi
Phoenix
Venomancer
27m40s
Centaur Warrunner
Troll Warlord
Vengeful Spirit
Tiny
Silencer
Casters: United States Lyrical, Canada TrentPax
VGJ.ThunderVGJ.ThunderVGJ.T
0
Vici GamingVici GamingVG
1
August 20, 2018 - 20:20 PDT
Terrorblade
Necrophos
Lion
Windranger
Magnus
45m43s
Arc Warden
Lina
Nature's Prophet
Earthshaker
Silencer
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, United States Fogged
Team SecretTeam SecretSecret
2
Vici GamingVici GamingVG
1
August 22, 2018 - 13:05 PDT
Chen
Vengeful Spirit
Lina
Venomancer
Ember Spirit
58m52s
Terrorblade
Batrider
Templar Assassin
Earthshaker
Silencer
Vengeful Spirit
Clinkz
Wraith King
Chen
Zeus
32m15s
Batrider
Terrorblade
Lina
Earthshaker
Silencer
Vengeful Spirit
Phoenix
Ursa
Invoker
Enigma
33m41s
Huskar
Oracle
Clinkz
Tiny
Necrophos
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
VGJ.StormVGJ.StormVGJ.S
0
Team SecretTeam SecretSecret
2
August 23, 2018 - 14:00 PDT
Wraith King
Mirana
Undying
Keeper of the Light
Templar Assassin
32m58s
Meepo
Necrophos
Earthshaker
Silencer
Clinkz
Mirana
Dark Willow
Ogre Magi
Tiny
Medusa
55m20s
Terrorblade
Clinkz
Elder Titan
Silencer