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The International 2018: Main Event

Format[edit]

For the full rules, see here

  • Sixteen teams in a double-elimination bracket.
  • Upper Bracket
    • Top four teams in each group of Group Stage start in the Upper Bracket.
    • The 1st place in each group of Group Stage picks their opponent from either the 3rd or 4th placed team in the opposite group.
    • The 2nd place in each group plays the team that was not picked by the 1st place.
    • All Upper Bracket games are Bo3
    • For the first round, the higher seeded team has Selection Priority in games 1 and 3
    • In all other rounds, the first game Selection Priority is decided by coin toss and alternates for the second game. Another coin toss decides Selection Priority in case of a game 3.
  • Lower Bracket
    • 5th-8th placed teams in each group of Group Stage start in the Lower Bracket.
    • The 5th place in each group of Group Stage picks their opponent from either the 7th or 8th placed team in the opposite group.
    • The 6th place in each group plays the team that was not picked by the 5th place.
    • First round is played in a Bo1 then all matches are played in a Bo3.
    • The higher seeded team has Selection Priority for the first round Bo1 game
    • In all other rounds, the first game Selection Priority is decided by coin toss and alternates for the second game. Another coin toss decides Selection Priority in case of a game 3.
  • Grand Finals
    • Grand Finals is played in a Bo5 with no game advantage.

Bracket[edit]

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DateRoundTeamScoreVs. Team
2018-08-20 18:00:00August 20, 2018 - 18:00Upper Bracket R1Liquid 2 : 0 OpTic
2018-08-20 20:30:00August 20, 2018 - 20:30Upper Bracket R1VP 0 : 2 PSG.LGD
2018-08-20 22:45:00August 20, 2018 - 22:45Lower Bracket R1Fnatic 0 : 1 Serenity
2018-08-21 00:30:00August 21, 2018 - 00:30Lower Bracket R1TNC 0 : 1 Mski
2018-08-21 01:30:00August 21, 2018 - 01:30Lower Bracket R1Newbee 0 : 1 WStrike
2018-08-21 03:15:00August 21, 2018 - 03:15Lower Bracket R1VGJ.T 0 : 1 VG
2018-08-21 17:00:00August 21, 2018 - 17:00Upper Bracket R1VGJ.S 0 : 2 OG
2018-08-21 20:00:00August 21, 2018 - 20:00Upper Bracket R1EG 2 : 0 Secret
2018-08-21 23:00:00August 21, 2018 - 23:00Lower Bracket R2OpTic 2 : 0 Serenity
2018-08-22 02:00:00August 22, 2018 - 02:00Lower Bracket R2VP 2 : 0 Mski
2018-08-22 17:00:00August 22, 2018 - 17:00Lower Bracket R2VGJ.S 2 : 0 WStrike
2018-08-22 20:00:00August 22, 2018 - 20:00Lower Bracket R2Secret 2 : 1 VG
2018-08-23 01:00:00August 23, 2018 - 01:00Upper Bracket R2Liquid 0 : 2 PSG.LGD
2018-08-23 04:00:00August 23, 2018 - 04:00Upper Bracket R2OG 2 : 1 EG
2018-08-23 17:40:00August 23, 2018 - 17:40Lower Bracket R3OpTic 1 : 2 VP
2018-08-23 21:00:00August 23, 2018 - 21:00Lower Bracket R3VGJ.S 0 : 2 Secret
2018-08-24 01:00:00August 24, 2018 - 01:00Lower Bracket R4EG 2 : 0 VP
2018-08-24 17:45:00August 24, 2018 - 17:45Lower Bracket R4Liquid 2 : 0 Secret
2018-08-24 20:45:00August 24, 2018 - 20:45Upper Bracket FinalPSG.LGD 1 : 2 OG
2018-08-25 00:40:00August 25, 2018 - 00:40Lower Bracket R5EG 2 : 0 Liquid
2018-08-25 17:45:00August 25, 2018 - 17:45Lower Bracket FinalPSG.LGD 2 : 0 EG
2018-08-25 21:00:00August 25, 2018 - 21:00Grand FinalOG 3 : 2 PSG.LGD
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Upper Bracket R1 (Bo3)
Team Liquid
2
August 20, 2018 - 11:00 PDT
Wraith King Dark Willow Lich Clinkz Alchemist
Io Weaver Tiny Dragon Knight Abaddon
28m54s
Vengeful Spirit Broodmother Earth Spirit Batrider Ursa
Tiny Nature's Prophet Necrophos Crystal Maiden Phantom Lancer
30m19s
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
OpTic Gaming
0
Virtus.pro
0
August 20, 2018 - 13:30 PDT
Tiny Bane Kunkka Enigma Visage
Drow Ranger Vengeful Spirit Necrophos Undying Storm Spirit
39m38s
Mirana Bane Kunkka Wraith King Alchemist
Weaver Silencer Tusk Terrorblade Lina
35m21s
Casters: USA Lyrical, Canada TrentPax
PSG.LGD
2
VGJ.Storm
0
August 21, 2018 - 10:00 PDT
Enchantress Earthshaker Jakiro Dragon Knight Weaver
Chen Phantom Lancer Winter Wyvern Lina Zeus
44m30s
Nature's Prophet Phoenix Earth Spirit Ursa Storm Spirit
Chen Lina Troll Warlord Winter Wyvern Venomancer
35m49s
VGJ.Storm are not allowed to use a coach during the draft and have a level 2 draft time penalty.[1]
Casters: USA Lyrical, Canada TrentPax
OG
2
Evil Geniuses
2
August 21, 2018 - 13:00 PDT
Vengeful Spirit Weaver Phoenix Alchemist Ursa
Mirana Winter Wyvern Earth Spirit Phantom Lancer Morphling
42m38s
Vengeful Spirit Weaver Undying Drow Ranger Gyrocopter
Mirana Ogre Magi Necrophos Rubick Tinker
58m09s
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
Team Secret
0
Upper Bracket R2 (Bo3)
Team Liquid
0
August 22, 2018 - 18:00 PDT
Enchantress Earthshaker Lich Necrophos Phantom Lancer
Io Gyrocopter Bane Tiny Leshrac
32m52s
Io Gyrocopter Undying Ursa Alchemist
Silencer Tiny Earthshaker Phantom Lancer Bloodseeker
31m47s
Casters: USA Capitalist, USA Blitz
PSG.LGD
2
OG
2
August 22, 2018 - 21:00 PDT
Nature's Prophet Drow Ranger Earthshaker Enigma Invoker
Vengeful Spirit Necrophos Earth Spirit Phantom Lancer Templar Assassin
32m36s
Ursa Silencer Tusk Arc Warden Lycan
Enchantress Drow Ranger Phoenix Spirit Breaker Gyrocopter
43m32s
Io Spectre Bane Zeus Centaur Warrunner
Enchantress Gyrocopter Phoenix Vengeful Spirit Tiny
53m27s
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, USA Fogged
Evil Geniuses
1
Upper Bracket Final (Bo3)
PSG.LGD
1
August 24, 2018 - 13:45 PDT
Weaver Drow Ranger Winter Wyvern Witch Doctor Huskar
Io Gyrocopter Enchantress Pugna Wraith King
48m55s
Enchantress Earthshaker Crystal Maiden Storm Spirit Clinkz
Silencer Bloodseeker Lina Magnus Invoker
37m02s
Enchantress Terrorblade Bane Clockwerk Mirana
Spectre Silencer Earthshaker Pugna Arc Warden
58m09s
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
OG
2
Lower Bracket R1 (Bo1)
Fnatic
0
August 20, 2018 - 15:45 PDT
Mirana Bane Phoenix Visage Ursa
Necrophos Ogre Magi Tiny Lina Gyrocopter
44m35s
Casters: USA Capitalist, USA Blitz
Team Serenity
1
TNC Predator
0
August 20, 2018 - 17:30 PDT
Silencer Tiny Earth Spirit Clinkz Pugna
Undying Dark Willow Brewmaster Spectre Shadow Fiend
49m22s
Casters: USA Capitalist, USA Blitz
Mineski
1
Newbee
0
August 20, 2018 - 18:30 PDT
Mirana Bane Dark Willow Gyrocopter Dragon Knight
Undying Tiny Vengeful Spirit Phantom Lancer Clockwerk
55m22s
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, USA Fogged
Winstrike Team
1
VGJ.Thunder
0
August 20, 2018 - 20:15 PDT
Terrorblade Necrophos Lion Windranger Magnus
Silencer Earthshaker Nature's Prophet Lina Arc Warden
45m43s
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, USA Fogged
Vici Gaming
1
Lower Bracket R2 (Bo3)
OpTic Gaming
2
August 21, 2018 - 16:00 PDT
Vengeful Spirit Brewmaster Jakiro Storm Spirit Spectre
Mirana Phantom Lancer Elder Titan Silencer Ember Spirit
38m24s
Vengeful Spirit Phoenix Nyx Assassin Alchemist Ursa
Lich Tiny Storm Spirit Phantom Lancer Bloodseeker
38m48s
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, USA Fogged
Team Serenity
0
Virtus.pro
2
August 21, 2018 - 19:00 PDT
Weaver Vengeful Spirit Treant Protector Clinkz Invoker
Dark Willow Wraith King Undying Necrophos Dragon Knight
51m37s
Silencer Ursa Earthshaker Clinkz Enigma
Dark Willow Wraith King Vengeful Spirit Storm Spirit Troll Warlord
35m36s
Casters: USA Capitalist, USA Blitz
Mineski
0
VGJ.Storm
2
August 22, 2018 - 10:00 PDT
Mirana Drow Ranger Bane Winter Wyvern Underlord
Silencer Weaver Tusk Lycan Zeus
33m05s
Drow Ranger Weaver Ogre Magi Phoenix Venomancer
Silencer Tiny Vengeful Spirit Troll Warlord Centaur Warrunner
27m40s
Casters: USA Lyrical, Canada TrentPax
Winstrike Team
0
Team Secret
2
August 22, 2018 - 13:00 PDT
Chen Vengeful Spirit Lina Venomancer Ember Spirit
Silencer Earthshaker Templar Assassin Batrider Terrorblade
58m52s
Vengeful Spirit Clinkz Wraith King Chen Zeus
Silencer Earthshaker Lina Terrorblade Batrider
32m15s
Vengeful Spirit Phoenix Ursa Invoker Enigma
Necrophos Tiny Clinkz Oracle Huskar
33m41s
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
Vici Gaming
1
Lower Bracket R3 (Bo3)
OpTic Gaming
1
August 23, 2018 - 10:40 PDT
Bane Necrophos Clinkz Elder Titan Huskar
Io Gyrocopter Oracle Dragon Knight Enchantress
31m12s
Vengeful Spirit Drow Ranger Jakiro Alchemist Batrider
Tiny Dark Willow Bane Broodmother Bloodseeker
42m46s
Ursa Bane Clinkz Undying Lina
Dark Willow Wraith King Tiny Nature's Prophet Necrophos
25m53s
Casters: Australia TobiWan, Denmark syndereN
Virtus.pro
2
VGJ.Storm
0
August 23, 2018 - 14:00 PDT
Wraith King Mirana Undying Keeper of the Light Templar Assassin
Clinkz Silencer Earthshaker Necrophos Meepo
32m58s
Mirana Dark Willow Ogre Magi Tiny Medusa
Vengeful Spirit Silencer Elder Titan Clinkz Terrorblade
55m20s
Casters: USA Capitalist, USA Blitz
Team Secret
2
Lower Bracket R4 (Bo3)
Evil Geniuses
2
August 23, 2018 - 18:00 PDT
Chen Drow Ranger Silencer Storm Spirit Pugna
Necrophos Crystal Maiden Mirana Elder Titan Tiny
35m20s
Vengeful Spirit Mirana Lich Venomancer Alchemist
Ursa Bane Tiny Pugna Winter Wyvern
46m41s
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, USA Fogged
Virtus.pro
0
Team Liquid
2
August 24, 2018 - 10:45 PDT
Broodmother Earth Spirit Winter Wyvern Bloodseeker Batrider
Chen Necrophos Earthshaker Storm Spirit Alchemist
51m38s
Wraith King Dark Willow Winter Wyvern Broodmother Invoker
Chen Phantom Lancer Lina Monkey King Pugna
42m15s
Casters: USA Lyrical, Canada TrentPax
Team Secret
0
Lower Bracket R5 (Bo3)
Evil Geniuses
2
August 24, 2018 - 17:40 PDT
Weaver Ursa Lich Storm Spirit Dark Willow
Io Enchantress Ogre Magi Venomancer Chaos Knight
64m17s
Wraith King Dark Willow Spectre Lich Timbersaw
Vengeful Spirit Nature's Prophet Brewmaster Terrorblade Viper
34m41s
Casters: USA Capitalist, USA Blitz
Team Liquid
0
Lower Bracket Final (Bo3)
PSG.LGD
2
August 25, 2018 - 10:45 PDT
Enchantress Earthshaker Tiny Bane Spectre
Io Gyrocopter Undying Alchemist Venomancer
43m25s
Wraith King Dark Willow Warlock Luna Kunkka
Spectre Lich Mirana Necrophos Rubick
32m24s
Casters: USA Lyrical, Canada TrentPax
Evil Geniuses
0
Grand Final (Bo5)
OG
3
August 25, 2018 - 14:00 PDT
Earthshaker Spectre Winter Wyvern Monkey King Treant Protector
Enchantress Storm Spirit Crystal Maiden Elder Titan Bloodseeker
34m38s
Io Gyrocopter Invoker Underlord Disruptor
Enchantress Earthshaker Bane Phantom Lancer Kunkka
38m05s
Chen Phantom Lancer Winter Wyvern Lina Morphling
Weaver Vengeful Spirit Phoenix Alchemist Brewmaster
34m26s
Io Phantom Lancer Chen Invoker Axe
Enchantress Morphling Tusk Brewmaster Bloodseeker
65m21s
Nature's Prophet Rubick Magnus Ember Spirit Zeus
Earthshaker Terrorblade Silencer Kunkka Batrider
36m29s
Casters: United Kingdom ODPixel, USA Fogged, USA Merlini
PSG.LGD
2

References[edit]

  1. DOTA2 (18 August 2018). "VGJ.Storm penalty". Twitter.