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Everything you need to know about The International 5 (updated after the Grand Finals)

by theScore eSports Staff Jul 31 2015
Thumbnail image courtesy of Valve

The 2015 International will take place from July 26 to August 9 in Seattle, WA. It is the largest Dota 2 tournament of the year. While the prize pool is still being bolstered by crowdfunding, Valve has announced that the first place team will receive at least $6,052,026 USD.

Format

The Wild Card bracket will take place on July 26, and feature the four runner-up teams from each region's qualifier. They will take place in a double-elimination, best-of-three bracket to determine two teams to join the group stage.

Participating Teams
MVP Phoenix (SEA) Vega Squadron (EU) Team Archon (NA) CDEC Gaming (CN)

The Group Stage will take place from July 27 to 30. There will be two groups of eight teams, who will play each other in best-of-two matches. The top four teams in each group will advance to the upper bracket of the Main Event. The bottom four will advance to the lower bracket of the Main Event.

The Main Event will take place from August 3 to 8 at the Key Arena. There will be a double-elimination bracket, with the first lower bracket match being best-of-one, the Grand Finals best-of-five, and all other matches best-of-three.

The groups standings ended up as:

Group A Group B
LGD Gaming Evil Geniuses
Team Secred CDEC Gaming
compLexity EHOME
Cloud9 Team Empire
MVP Phoenix Virtus.pro
Invictus Gaming Vici Gaming
Fnatic Newbee
Natus Vincere MVP HOT6ix

Main Event

Day 6

Day 5

Day 4

Day 3

Day 2

Day 1

News

Before the Main Event

Group Stage

Day 4

Day 3

Day 2

Day 1

This happened.

Post-Wild Card

Pre-Event

Interviews

News

Team Previews

Features/Predictions

Visas

More stories and details to be added as they become apparent.

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