We have a first look at the international 11 last chance qualifiers.
The 12 second- and third-place teams from the regional qualifiers are in the final hopes of participating in the biggest Dota 2 event of the year. Two teams will join the 18 who have already qualified for TI11 as they make it through the crowded field for the TI11 Final Qualifiers.
PGL, which is organizing the tournament, announced the teams along with the format and schedule of the tournament last night.
The qualifiers will run from October 8 to 12, with the group stage taking place over the first two days.
TI11 Final Chance Qualifying Teams
Team SecretVici GamingPolarisNatus VincereNounsTempest
Team LiquidXtreme GamingT1Virtus ProWildcard popular
The PGL seems to have split the teams based on their performances in their regional qualifiers. The 2nd ranked teams from Western Europe, Southeast Asia and North America are in Group A, while the 2nd ranked teams from China, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe are in Group B.
On the surface, Team B looks like it could be the more challenging team. Team Liquid, Xtreme Gaming and Virtus Pro have shown that they can contend with the best throughout the Dota Pro Circuit. Meanwhile, T1 is bolstered by the addition of former OG stalwarts, Anathan “Ana” Pham and Topias “Topson” Tavitsayen.
But the teams are only the first part of the qualifiers. After the round-robin best-two, the teams are drawn into a double-elimination bracket, where the top four teams from each division occupy the upper bracket, and the bottom two teams occupy the lower bracket.
At the team level, four games will be running separately on PGL’s Twitch streams: PGL_Dota2, PGL_DOTAEN2, PGL_DOTA2EN3 and PGL_DOTA2EN4. The broadcasts are also available on YouTube.
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