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.
|1.||For The Dream||6-1|
|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.