Dota 2 TI12 Regional Qualifiers: All results, dates, and where to watch

The International (TI12) is the biggest event on Dota 2 Circuit, with the best teams from all over the world fighting for the prestigious Aegis of Champions. The International 2023 will feature 20 teams across the globe, 12 of which are determined by the Dota Pro Circuit rankings. The other eight will come through regional qualifiers that take place in North America, South America, China, Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe. 

The 12th edition of TI12 will take place in Seattle, USA from October 12-29. It will be the first TI held in North America since 2018 and will mark the return to Seattle city, the event’s home base between 2012 and 2017.

Dota 2 TI12 Regional Qualifiers: Where to watch

PGL will host The International Regional Qualifier streams for all regions. Fans can watch the live broadcast on PGL’s Twitch channel. Some of the streams might also be live on PGL’s second channel and the tournament organizers’ official YouTube channel. 

Additionally, the “Watch” section in the Dota 2 game client will enable fans to watch games live. 

Dota 2 TI12 Regional Qualifiers: Full schedule and format

The Dota 2 Regional Qualifiers will run between August 17 and 31. There are six Qualifiers, one for each DPC region (NA, SA, EU West, EU East, SEA, and China). Each will determine the teams proceeding to The International 2023. 

All six regions have brackets made up of teams from Division I and II of their respective DPC regional league seasons,which means any team that did not already qualify for TI will be in the mix. Only Western Europe and South America will have more than one qualifier spot, while the remaining four will only bring their top performer to join the battle at TI12. All matches will be played on Dota 2 patch 7.34. 

Here is a schedule for each TI12 Regional Qualifier: 

  • Aug. 17 to 21: North America (One spot) and China qualifiers (One spot)
  • Aug. 22 to 26: South America (Two spots) and Eastern Europe qualifiers (One spot)
  • Aug. 22 to 26: Western Europe (Two spots) and Southeast Asia qualifiers (One spot)

The group stage that will kick off on October 12 and the playoffs are the part of what Valve described as the Road to the International and will lead to the Finals Weekend, scheduled for October 27-29.

  • Group Stage: October 12-15 (Venue TBA)
  • Playoffs: October 20-22 (Seattle Convention Center’s Summit)
  • Finals Weekend: October 27-29 (Climate Pledge Arena)

Dota 2 TI12 Regional Qualifiers: Live top standings and results for all regions

Dota 2 TI12 North America Regional Qualifiers standings and results

Dota 2 TI12 China Regional Qualifiers standings and results

Dota 2 TI12 South America Regional Qualifiers standings and results

Dota 2 TI12 Eastern Europe Regional Qualifiers standings and results

Dota 2 TI12 Western Europe Regional Qualifiers standings and results

Dota 2 TI12 Southeast Asia Regional Qualifiers standings and results



“Three teams – one winner”

 The main event (The International 2023) in the Dota 2 world is drawing to a close. Hundreds of qualifying matches, and dozens in the playoffs are already behind us. The 13 best teams this year have already left the event, having suffered defeats in a fair fight. And now, there are only three contenders left for victory in TI12. Let’s look at the teams’ chances of winning and more details about the event.

What is The International 2023?

The twelfth annual tournament in the online game Dota 2, where the best teams from all over the world gather, fighting for the main prize – a huge jackpot of cash.

Exactly twelve years ago, the first tournament had a prize fund of 1.6 Million dollars. The Previous The International 2021 collected a record $40 million in prize money, becoming one of the highest-grossing events in the gaming industry.

The current event has been overwhelmed by the growing prize money, with only $3 million now at stake. And of course the legendary Winner’s Cup – Aegis.

What is the legendary Aegis Cup?

  A tradition, a long-awaited trophy for the best team of the current competitive year – Aegis of Champions. Only once a year, the winning team rises to the podium to proudly hold this divine Trophy in the world of Dota 2.

Teams of participants at The International 2023

  16 teams will take part in the main event of the tournament, having previously played several matches in the qualifying league. 8 of them fall into the lower bracket, the remaining 8 – into the upper. There is only one difference: the upper bracket has the possibility of one lesion, which will transfer to the lower one. But the lower bracket has no chance of losing and is automatically eliminated from the fight.

Here is the list of teams that made it to the main event: Tspirit, AR, nouns, LGD, 9 Pandas, TLN, Liquid, VP, TSM, SR, GG, EG, BB, VKS, Enity, and Thundra. 

Most of them have already dropped out of the game.

Who is left in the tournament?

 Three teams will face the most important match of their careers today: Tspirit, LGD, GG.

Tspirit – a winner from the upper bracket who has a long history of fighting in Dota 2 tournaments.

LGD – a strong Chinese team that does not give up even in the most one-sided situations. Having been eliminated from the top bracket, they advanced to the Semi-Finals.

GG – a European team with excellent performance, consistently occupying top places in tournament ratings.

Who do you see as the winners now?

Current places in the TI12 tournament:

4th ($172,200): AR (Azure Ray)

5-6th ($101,700 ): Team Liquid, Bet Boom

7-8th ($78,000): nonus, VP (Virtus Pro)

9-12th ($62,600): 9Pandas, Enity, TLN, TSM

13-16th ($46,960): EG, SR, Tundra, VKS

17-20th ($31,000): bc, PSG Quest, SMG, THUNGER

The Prize pool for the first three teams:

  • $1,408,900
  • $375,707
  • $250,471


  In addition to the status of the strongest team this year (Aegis of Champions), the champion team will take home a solid $1,4M check. 

How and where to watch The International 2023?

 You have a wide range of options for online broadcasts of the main event of Dota 2. The most accessible are the streaming services Twitch and YouTube. There are dozens of commentator channels that will show you all the matches for free.

  For those who like more hardcore viewing, there is the Dota 2 Lobby, where you can select the match you want and watch it live.