Results of China Qualifiers for The International 2018

The regional qualifier for The International 2018 has concluded in China, which determined the fate of two slots at the biggest Dota 2 event of this year. Team Serenity, who qualified from the open qualifier, placed first, while Invictus Gaming secured the second place.

The closed qualifier was held on June 18-21, it featured one invited team – Invictus Gaming and seven teams that advanced from the open qualifiers – Team Serenity, Keen Gaming, CDEC Gaming, iG Vitality, For The Dream, LFG.Forever Young and Young Dumb. First they played in a single group with round-robin format, with only half of the teams advancing to the next stage. As three teams – LGD.FY, iG and Keen – finished with the 4-3 score, they participated in a tiebreaker, in which LGD.FY placed first and iG secured the second place. Thus, these two teams joined FTD and Serenity in the double-elimination playoffs stage. Serenity defeated LFY (2-0) and iG (2-1) in the upper bracket, while iG defeated FTD (2-0) in the semifinals, and after losing to Serenity managed to overplay LFY in the losers’ finals.

Group Stage:

1. For The Dream 6-1
2. Team Serenity 5-2
3. LGD.Forever Young 4-3
4. Invictus Gaming 4-3
5. Keen Gaming 4-3
6. Young Dumb 3-4
7. iG Vitality 2-5
8. CDEC Gaming 0-7


3. LGD.Forever Young 2-0
4. Invictus Gaming 1-1
5. Keen Gaming 0-2


Qualifier Results:

Place Qualified Team
1st + Team Serenity
2nd + Invictus Gaming
3rd - LGD.Forever Young
4th - For The Dream
5th-8th - Keen Gaming, Young Dumb, iG Vitality, CDEC Gaming

This year The International will take place in Vancouver, Canada. It will feature eight invited teams and ten qualified teams. The prize pool is currently at $15,000,000.

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