The International 2019: Invites for Regional Qualifiers Revealed
As the official Dota Pro Circuit 2018-19 season has ended with the completion of EPICENTER Major 2019, Valve have revealed the list of teams that are invited to closed regional qualifiers for The International 2019.
- North America: compLexity, Forward, J.Storm
- South America: paiN, Thunder Predator, Infamous
- Europe: The Final Tribe, Chaos E.C.
- CIS: Natus Vincere, Empire, Gambit, Spirit, Wisntrike
- China: EHOME, Aster, Royal Never Give Up, Sirius
- Southeast Asia: Mineski, BOOD ID
The open regional qualifiers are scheduled for July 3rd – 6th, while the closed stage will be held between July 7th – 14th. Each region will send one team to The International 2019. Earlier 12 teams secured their spot at the event by gaining enough DPC points, among them are Team Secret, Virtus.pro, Vici Gaming, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, PSG.LGD, Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, TNC Predator, OG, Alliance, and Keen Gaming.
The International 2019 main event will be held in Shanghai, China and is scheduled for August 15-25th. Currently the event’s prize pool exceeds $25,500,000.