The International 2016 Main Event is just seven weeks away, and we are pleased to announce the six teams that have received direct invites to compete in Seattle, as well as those that have the opportunity to battle through the Regional Qualifiers to earn a place in the biggest tournament of the year. Head over to the announcement website to see the directly-invited teams and the squads slated for Regional Qualifier action—which will run June 25 – 28. The top two teams from each region will earn invites to The International. Third-place finishers will also make the trip to Seattle for the Wild Card round, where they fight to secure one of the final two spots in the tournament.
To round out the Regional Qualifier pool, aspiring teams can once again enter into the Open Qualifiers for a chance to break into the professional scene and compete against the world’s best. Faceit (Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia) and Perfect World (China) are organizing the four Open regional tournaments running June 21 – 24, and the top two teams from each Open Qualifier will receive an invite to their respective Regional Qualifier. If you think you have what it takes to lane against the Dota elite, follow the links at the bottom of the announcement page to register your team.
Good luck to all participants. We look forward to welcoming the 18 teams to Seattle.