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The International 2023: TI12 main event schedule, results, teams, where to watch

And then there were 16 left at The International 2023.

Four teams have been eliminated, and yet more will drop in pursuit of the Aegis of Champions through the TI12 main event’s gauntlet. Only one team can win all the glory — and we’ll find out exactly who on October 30.

What is The International 2023 main event?

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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.

Following the group stage, the main event will take six days — two separate weekends on October 20 to 22, then October 28 to 30.

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The prize? The Aegis of Champions that represents the zenith of a pro player’s career, accompanied by a prize pool worth millions of dollars.

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Teams competing in TI12 main event

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16 teams contest the TI12 main event, after beastcoast, Thunder Awaken, PSG Quest, and Team SMG were eliminated in the group stage.

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 #8Team SpiritDota Pro Circuit #10TSMDota Pro Circuit #11BetBoom TeamDota Pro Circuit #12nounsNorth American QualifierKeyd StarsSouth American QualifierEntityWestern Europe QualifierVirtus ProEastern Europe QualifierAzure RayChina Qualifier

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TI12 main event format

The TI12 main event will follow a similar schedule to its last iteration in Singapore, with the competition split up between two weekends:

Playoffs: October 20-22

The Finals: October 27-29

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 main event schedule and results

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October 20

Upper bracket quarterfinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMTeam SpiritOctober 21, 1 a.m. GMT+8 | 5 p.m. GMT | 10 a.m. PTVirtus ProTeam LiquidOctober 21, 4 a.m. GMT+8 | 8 p.m. GMT | 1 p.m. PTTalon EsportsLGD GamingOctober 21, 7 a.m. GMT+8 | 11 p.m. GMT | 4 p.m. PT9PandasnounsOctober 21, 10 a.m. GMT+8 | October 21, 1 a.m. GMT | 7 p.m. PTAzure Ray

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October 21

Lower bracket round 1

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMShopify RebellionOctober 22, 1 a.m. GMT+8 | 5 p.m. GMT | 10 a.m. PTTSMEvil GeniusesOctober 22, 4 a.m. GMT+8 | 8 p.m. GMT | 1 p.m. PTGaimin Gladiators

Lower bracket round 2

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMLoser of Azure Ray/nounsOctober 22, 7 a.m. GMT+8 | 11 p.m. GMT | 4 p.m. PTWinner of Shopify Rebellion/TSMLoser of LGD Gaming/9PandasOctober 22, 10 a.m. GMT+8 | October 22, 1 a.m. GMT | 7 p.m. PTWinner of Evil Geniuses/Gaimin Gladiators

October 22

Lower bracket round 1

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMKeyd StarsOctober 23, 1 a.m. GMT+8 | 5 p.m. GMT | 10 a.m. PTBetBoom TeamTundra EsportsOctober 23, 4 a.m. GMT+8 | 8 p.m. GMT | 1 p.m. PTEntity

Lower bracket round 2

TEAMSCHEDULETEAMLoser of Team Liquid/Talon EsportsOctober 23, 7 a.m. GMT+8 | 11 p.m. GMT | 4 p.m. PTWinner of Keyd Stars/BetBoom TeamLoser of Team Spirit/Virtus ProOctober 23, 10 a.m. GMT+8 | October 23, 1 a.m. GMT | 7 p.m. PTWinner of Tundra Esports/Entity

October 28

Lower bracket round 3

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM—October 29, 1 a.m. GMT+8 | 5 p.m. GMT | 10 a.m. PT——October 29, 4 a.m. GMT+8 | 8 p.m. GMT | 1 p.m. PT—

Upper bracket semifinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM—October 29, 7 a.m. GMT+8 | 11 p.m. GMT | 4 p.m. PT——October 29, 10 a.m. GMT+8 | October 29, 1 a.m. GMT | 7 p.m. PT—

October 29

Lower bracket quarterfinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM—October 30, 1 a.m. GMT+8 | 5 p.m. GMT | 10 a.m. PT——October 30, 4 a.m. GMT+8 | 8 p.m. GMT | 1 p.m. PT—

Upper bracket final

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM—October 30, 7 a.m. GMT+8 | 11 p.m. GMT | 4 p.m. PT—

Lower bracket semifinal

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM—October 30, 10 a.m. GMT+8 | October 30, 1 a.m. GMT | 7 p.m. PT—

October 30

Lower bracket final

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM—October 31, 1 a.m. GMT+8 | 5 p.m. GMT | 10 a.m. PT—

Grand final

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM—October 31, 5 a.m. GMT+8 | 9 p.m. GMT | 2 p.m. PT—

TI12 prize pool

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

STANDINGEARNINGSDISTRIBUTION BY PERCENTAGETEAM1stUS$1,376,35345%—2ndUS$366,97312%—3rdUS$244,7178%—4thUS$168,1795.5%—5th-6thUS$99,4483.25%—7th-8thUS$76,4362.5%—9th-12thUS$61,1282%—13th-16thUS$45,9221.5%—17th-20thUS$30,6151%Team SMG
Thunder Awaken
beastcoast
PSG Quest

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Where to watch TI12?

You can watch the streams on Dota 2’s official Twitch channels, or YouTube.

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