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Team NP, iG.Vitality, Team Secret qualify for The International 2017

by Sasha Erfanian Jun 30
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The dust has settled over The International 2017's main qualifiers and the 18-team lineup that will clash in Seattle's KeyArena in August has been finalized.

While six teams received direct invites to the event earlier this month, the final round of qualifiers to decide the tournament's other 12 teams took place from June 26 to June 30.

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In the Americas, Team NP and Digital Chaos took the top two spots in the NA qualifier while Infamous won the South American qualifier. Team Secret and Planet Dog will be representing Western Europe while Team Empire won the CIS qualifier.

iG.Vitality won the Chinese qualifier with LFY and LGD-Gaming taking the runner-up slots. Meanwhile, TnC Pro Team, Fnatic and Execration will be representing Southeast Asia.

Notably, TI6 winners Wings Gaming won't be returning to Seattle to defend their title. The roster parted ways with the organization in April and competed in the Kiev Major as Team Random. However, they were knocked out of the Round-of-16 by the tournament's eventual winners, OG.

TI7 will take place between August 7-12 in Seattle. The event's prize pool is currently sitting at $19,876,008 and is well-poised to overtake TI6's $20,770,460 by the time August rolls around.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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