Format of DOTA Summit 9 Revealed
The organizers of The Summit 9 revealed the details on their upcoming Dota 2 tournament, which will be held on July 25-29 in Los Angeles.
As the tournament features only six competing teams, the organizers decided to place them all in the single round-robin group with best-of-two series. The group stage will determine the seeding for the double-elimination playoffs stage. The teams placed top-2 in the group will advance to the upper bracket, while the others will compete in the lower bracket. All regular series of the playoffs will be best-of-three, while the grand final will be best-of-five.
DOTA Summit 9 is the last major tournament before The International 2018. The organizers invited five teams, including Evil Geniuses, VGJ.Storm, Fnatic, OpTic Gaming and paiN Gaming. All of these teams will also participate in TI8. The last participant of Summit 9 – Let’s Do It (ex-Team Kinguin) – qualified for the event through BTS Summer Cup online event.