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The International 2023: TI12 group stage schedule, results, teams, where to watch

The International is back — and its group stage is coming back with a twist.

The TI12 group stage will be radically different from past editions of the tournament. 20 participating teams will play each other across four groups, instead of the traditional two. Plus, two separate phases of the group stage caps off with an exciting best-of-three to determine seeding.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the TI12 group stage, including its schedule, results, participating teams, and streams.

What is The International 2023 group stage?

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The International — Dota 2’s premier, season-ending tournament — stages its 12th iteration in Seattle, running from October 12 to 29.

The group stage runs from October 12 to 15, where four teams will be eliminated before even seeing the stage.

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Teams competing in TI12

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20 teams are competing for glory in Seattle, flying in from all over the world.

12 teams qualified through their exemplary performance during the Dota Pro Circuit, like three-time Major winners Gaimin Gladiators.

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Eight more teams came through the regional qualifiers. South America and Western Europe received two slots instead of one, due to the regions’ strength through this year’s DPC.

TEAMRANKINGTeam LiquidDota Pro Circuit #1Gaimin GladiatorsDota Pro Circuit #2Tundra EsportsDota Pro Circuit #39PandasDota Pro Circuit #4Evil GeniusesDota Pro Circuit #5LGD GamingDota Pro Circuit #6Shopify RebellionDota Pro Circuit #7Talon EsportsDota Pro Circuit #8beastcoastDota Pro Circuit #9Team SpiritDota Pro Circuit #10TSMDota Pro Circuit #11BetBoom TeamDota Pro Circuit #12nounsNorth American QualifierKeyd StarsSouth American QualifierThunder AwakenSouth American QualifierEntityWestern Europe QualifierPSG QuestWestern Europe QualifierVirtus ProEastern Europe QualifierAzure RayChina QualifierTeam SMGSoutheast Asia Qualifier

TI12 group stage format

TI12 will follow a similar schedule to its latest iteration in Singapore, with the competition split up between three weekends:

Group Stage: October 12-15

Playoffs: October 20-22

The Finals: October 27-29

A new group stage format will take the place of the usual two big groups. Instead, four groups of five will be played, with the last team eliminated before moving on to head-to-head matches, meaning that every match matters.

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There will also no longer be lower-bracket best-of-ones. All 16 teams that enter the playoffs will get at least one best-of-three series to fight for their tournament lives at in Seattle.

TI12 group stage schedule and results

TI12 group stage standings: Phase 1

Group A

STANDINGTEAMGAME RECORDMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)1st9Pandas0 — 00 — 0 — 02ndEntity0 — 00 — 0 — 03rdEvil Geniuses0 — 00 — 0 — 04thTeam SMG0 — 00 — 0 — 05thTeam Spirit0 — 00 — 0 — 0

Group B

STANDINGTEAMGAME RECORDMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)1stAzure Ray0 — 00 — 0 — 02ndBetBoom Team0 — 00 — 0 — 03rdShopify Rebellion0 — 00 — 0 — 04thTeam Liquid0 — 00 — 0 — 05thThunder Awaken0 — 00 — 0 — 0

Group C

STANDINGTEAMGAME RECORDMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)1stbeastcoast0 — 00 — 0 — 02ndGaimin Gladiators0 — 00 — 0 — 03rdLGD Gaming0 — 00 — 0 — 04thnouns0 — 00 — 0 — 05thVirtus Pro0 — 00 — 0 — 0

Group D

STANDINGTEAMGAME RECORDMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)1stKeyd Stars0 — 00 — 0 — 02ndPSG Quest0 — 00 — 0 — 03rdTalon Esports0 — 00 — 0 — 04thTSM0 — 00 — 0 — 05thTundra Esports0 — 00 — 0 — 0

TI12 group stage schedule and results

October 12 (Day 1)

TIME IN GMT+8TIME IN GMTTIME IN PTOctober 13, 1 a.m.5 p.m.10 a.m.

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTeam Spirit—9PandasEvil Geniuses—Entity

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAMThunder Awaken—BetBoom Team

Group C

TEAMRESULTSTEAMLGD Gaming—Gaimin Gladiators

Group D

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTSM—Tundra Esports

TIME IN GMT+8TIME IN GMTTIME IN PTOctober 13, 3 a.m.7 p.m.12 p.m.

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTeam Spirit—Team SMG

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTeam Liquid—Azure RayThunder Awaken—Shopify Rebellion

Group C

TEAMRESULTSTEAMnouns—beastcoast

Group D

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTundra Esports—Talon Esports

TIME IN GMT+8TIME IN GMTTIME IN PTOctober 13, 5 a.m.9 p.m.2 p.m.

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAM9Pandas—Entity

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTeam Liquid—BetBoom Team

Group C

TEAMRESULTSTEAMLGD Gaming—nounsVirtus Pro—Gaimin Gladiators

Group D

TEAMRESULTSTEAMKeyd Stars—PSG Quest

TIME IN GMT+8TIME IN GMTTIME IN PTOctober 13, 7 a.m.11 p.m.4 p.m.

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTeam Spirit—EntityEvil Geniuses—Team SMG

Group C

TEAMRESULTSTEAMVirtus Pro—beastcoast

Group D

TEAMRESULTSTEAMKeyd Stars—Tundra EsportsTSM—Talon Esports

TIME IN GMT+8TIME IN GMTTIME IN PTOctober 13, 9 a.m.October 13, 1 a.m.6 p.m.

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAM9Pandas—Team SMG

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAMShopify Rebellion—Team LiquidAzure Ray—Thunder Awaken

Group C

TEAMRESULTSTEAMGaimin Gladiators—nouns

Group D

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTSM—PSG Quest

October 13 (Day 2)

TIME IN GMT+8TIME IN GMTTIME IN PTOctober 14, 1 a.m.5 p.m.10 a.m.

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTeam Spirit—Evil Geniuses

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAMShopify Rebellion—BetBoom Team

Group C

TEAMRESULTSTEAMLGD Gaming—beastcoast

Group D

TEAMRESULTSTEAMKeyd Stars—Talon EsportsTundra Esports—PSG Quest

TIME IN GMT+8TIME IN GMTTIME IN PTOctober 14, 3 a.m.7 p.m.12 p.m.

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAMEntity—Team SMG

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTeam Liquid—Thunder AwakenShopify Rebellion—Azure Ray

Group C

TEAMRESULTSTEAMLGD Gaming—Virtus Pro

Group D

TEAMRESULTSTEAMKeyd Stars—TSM

TIME IN GMT+8TIME IN GMTTIME IN PTOctober 14, 5 a.m.9 p.m.2 p.m.

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAMEvil Geniuses—9Pandas

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAMBetBoom Team—Azure Ray

Group C

TEAMRESULTSTEAMVirtus Pro—nounsGaimin Gladiators—beastcoast

Group D

TEAMRESULTSTEAMTalon Esports—PSG Quest

TI12 group stage: Phase 2

October 14

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMA1October 15, 1 a.m. GMT+8 | 5 p.m. GMT | 10 a.m. PTB3/B4

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMB1October 15, 3 a.m. GMT+8 | 7 p.m. GMT | 12 p.m. PTA3/A4

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMC1October 15, 5 a.m. GMT+8 | 9 p.m. GMT | 2 p.m. PTD3/D4

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMD1October 15, 7 a.m. GMT+8 | 11 p.m. GMT | 2 p.m. PTC3/C4

October 15

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMA2October 16, 1 a.m. GMT+8 | 5 p.m. GMT | 10 a.m. PTB3/B4

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMB2October 16, 3 a.m. GMT+8 | 7 p.m. GMT | 12 p.m. PTA3/A4

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMC2October 16, 5 a.m. GMT+8 | 9 p.m. GMT | 2 p.m. PTD3/D4

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMD2October 16, 7 a.m. GMT+8 | 11 p.m. GMT | 2 p.m. PTC3/C4

(To be updated)

TI12 prize pool

Credit: Valve

TI12’s prize pool is slated to be about US$3 million, at the time of writing.

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Where to watch TI12?

The streams for TI12 are yet to be revealed.

(To be updated)