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All the dates and times you need to know for the 2017 iteration of this massive Dota 2 tournament.

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The annual Dota 2 spectacular The International is about to start, and fans of the MOBA—and across esports—are gearing up to catch a glimpse of some of the most talented players in the game. The free-to-watch event for the free-to-play game will be a sight to see, as it sparks some of the most intense action in Dota 2, and in all of competitive gaming.

Don’t want to miss a thing? Here’s the basic itinerary of all of The International’s stages and events. We will be regularly updating this with results and future matches, so this is your spoiler warning! All times are in PDT.

We will update this post with times and dates for contests, the All-Star Match, and more—stay tuned during this exciting 11 days of Dota 2!

Main Event — Schedule & Results

Monday, August 7 through Saturday, August 12

Sixteen teams battle through a double-elimination bracket to determine who will earn the Aegis of Champions, over $10 million, and a lifetime of esports pride. Matches are played on the main stage in Key Arena, Seattle, with spectacular visuals and plenty of content.

  • The first day’s matches will start at 10:30, according to the KeyArena site; afterwards, they may start at 10:20.
  • Matches roll back-to-back; with short breaks for content.
  • Most games are Bo3. The first round of Lower Bracket is Bo1; the Grand Finals are Bo5.

You can watch the main event in the in-game spectator client, including the VR client, or through one of the following official English streams:

  • dota2ti — Main, official Twitch stream
  • Dota2 — Official YouTube stream
Dota 2 Official Photostream/Valve

The current bracket can be found on the Dota 2 TI7 site.

Monday, August 7 — 10AM PT (1PM ET) Start

Team Liquid (Europe) vs Invictus Gaming (China) — Upper Bracket Quarter Finals 1

WINNER: Invictus Gaming

  • Game 1: Invictus Gaming
  • Game 2: Team Liquid
  • Game 3: Invictus Gaming

Evil Geniuses (North America) vs Newbee (CN) — Upper Bracket Quarter Finals 2

WINNER: Newbee

  • Game 1: Newbee
  • Game 2: Newbee

Team Secret (EU) vs Execration (Southeast Asia) — Lower Bracket Round 1 Set 1 (Bo1)

WINNER: Team Secret

Cloud9 (NA) vs Team Empire (Commonwealth of Independent States) — Lower Bracket Round 1 Set 2 (Bo1)

WINNER: Team Empire

OG (EU) vs Infamous (South America) — Lower Bracket Round 1 Set 3 (Bo1)

WINNER: OG

iG.Vitality (CN) vs Digital Chaos (NA) — Lower Bracket Round 1 Set 4 (Bo1)

WINNER: Digital Chaos

Cloud 9 (NA) and Team Empire preparing for their best-of-one match at TI7.
Dota 2 Official Twitter/Valve

Tuesday, August 8 — 10AM PT (1PM ET) Start

LGD.Forever Young (CN) vs TNC Pro Team (SEA) — Upper Bracket Quarter Finals 1

  • WINNER: LGD.Forever Young
  • Game 1: LGD.Forever Young
  • Game 2: LGD.Forever Young

LGD-Gaming (CN) vs Virtus.Pro (CIS) — Upper Bracket Quarter Finals 2

WINNER: Virtus.Pro

  • Game 1: Virtus.Pro
  • Game 2: Virtus.Pro

Team Liquid (EU) vs Team Secret (EU) — Lower Bracket Quarter Finals 1

  • Game 1: Team Secret
  • Game 2: Team Liquid
  • Game 3: Team Liquid

Evil Geniuses (NA) vs Team Empire (CIS) — Lower Bracket Quarter Finals 2

WINNER: Team Empire

  • Game 1: Team Empire
  • Game 2: Evil Geniuses
Team Empire at The International 7.
Dota 2 Official Flickr/Valve

Wednesday, August 9 — 10AM PT (1PM ET) Start

TNC Pro Team (SEA) vs OG (EU) — Lower Bracket Round 2 Set 1

WINNER: OG

  • Game 1: OG
  • Game 2: OG

LGD-Gaming (CN) vs Digital Chaos (NA) — Lower Bracket Round 2 Set 2

WINNER: LGD-Gaming

  • Game 1: LGD-Gaming
  • Game 2: LGD-Gaming

Invictus Gaming (CN) vs Newbee (CN) — Upper Bracket Semifinals 1

WINNER: Newbee

  • Game 1: Newbee
  • Game 2: Invictus Gaming
  • Game 3: Newbee

LGD.Forever Young (CN) vs Virtus.Pro (CIS) — Upper Bracket Semifinals 2

WINNER: LGD.FOREVER YOUNG

  • Game 1: LGD.Forever Young
  • Game 2: LGD.Forever Young
LGD-Gaming at The International 7.
@Dota2TI Official Instagram/Valve

Thursday, August 10 — 10AM PT (1PM ET) Start

Team Liquid (EU) vs Team Empire (CIS) — Lower Bracket Round 3 Set 1

WINNER: Team Liquid

  • Game 1: Team Liquid
  • Game 2: Team Liquid

OG (EU) vs LGD-Gaming (CN) — Lower Bracket Round 3 Set 2

WINNER: LGD-Gaming

  • Game 1: LGD-Gaming
  • Game 2: LGD-Gaming

Virtus.Pro (CIS) vs Team Liquid (EU) — Lower Bracket Round 4 Set 1

WINNER: Team Liquid

  • Game 1: Team Liquid
  • Game 2: Virtus.Pro
  • Game 3: Team Liquid
Team Liquid during their match versus Virtus.Pro at The International 7.
Dota 2 Official Flicker/Valve

Friday, August 11 — 10AM PT (1PM ET) Start

Invictus Gaming (CN) vs LGD-Gaming (CN) — Lower Bracket Round 4 Set 2

WINNER: LGD-Gaming

  • Game 1: LGD-Gaming
  • Game 2: LGD-Gaming

Newbee (CN) vs LGD.Forever Young (CN) — Upper Bracket Finals

WINNER: Newbee

  • Game 1: Newbee
  • Game 2: Newbee

Team Liquid (EU) vs LGD-Gaming (CN) — Lower Bracket Round 5 (Semifinals)

WINNER: Team Liquid

  • Game 1: Team Liquid
  • Game 2: Team Liquid

Saturday, August 12 — 10AM PT (1PM ET) Start

LGD.Forever Young (CN) vs Team Liquid (EU) — Lower Bracket Finals

Newbee (CN) vs [TBD] — Grand Finals (Bo5)

Other Events

Non-gameplay events will take place on the official Dota 2 streams:

  • dota2ti — Main, official Twitch stream
  • Dota2 — Official YouTube stream

For those attending, doors will open at 9:30 AM on Monday, then 9:00 AM each day thereafter.

Opening Ceremony—Monday, August 7

10:00 AM PDT (1:00 PM EDT)

The details of the opening ceremony are usually kept under wraps, but it usually involves Gabe Newell himself welcoming fans to his event (and his email inbox). Last year, pop-violinist Lindsey Sterling also dropped in for a surprised performance.

All-Star Match—Thursday, August 10

End of day (after all matches complete)

WINNER: Team Radiant

The All-Star match returns to the fan-favorite format of two teams voted on by owners of the Battle Pass. This year, the winning team takes home a cool $100,000.

The two teams are as follows, as shared by community ambassador Wykrhm:

Cosplay Contest—Friday, August 11

After first match of day

Many of the most talented cosplayers in the world will show off their craftsmanship and love for Dota 2 in this competition. After Friday’s games, the contest’s finalists will take to the stage to show off their best Dota 2 cosplays for a prize pool of $15,000 USD.

The contest will be judged off-stage by veteran cosplayers Reinessa, Fwosh and Squeakadeek, plus a Dota 2 “design artist.”

Prizes are as follows:

  • First Place — $3,500
  • Second Place — $2,500
  • Third Place — $1,500
  • All Finalists (15) — $500 (including winners)
  • Participation Prize — The International 2017 Cosplay Crest

Group Stages

Check out our Group Stage schedule, including updated results.

Wednesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 5

This stage serves two purposes: to determine the brackets of the main event, and, this year for the first time, to crop the roster from 18 teams to 16. Matches are played on an off-stage, off-site location.

  • Each day begins at 9:00 AM PDT (12:00 PM EDT).
  • Matches roll back-to-back; after the first match, subsequent matches begin in stream/stage spots soon after the prior ends, and when both teams are available to play.
  • If teams are tied in a manner that will determine placement into Upper versus Lower Bracket, tiebreakers will occur at the end of the fourth day — Saturday, August 5th.

You can watch the group stages in the in-game spectator client, including the VR client, or through one of the following official English streams: