Updated on June 24, 6:00 p.m. (GMT+8): Added teams qualified for TI13.

Dota 2‘s most prestigious tournament has its first set of contenders.

After a major update with patch 7.36 and Act II of Crownfall, Valve has now turned its focus to the professional scene, announcing the six teams qualified for TI13 (The International 13).

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These teams earned their spots based on their performances throughout the 2024 season.

The International 2024 takes place at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in September, with 16 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams competing for the Aegis of Champions.

All teams qualified for TI13

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Following a year filled with high-caliber Dota 2 tournaments worldwide, Valve announced the direct invites for the Dota 2 world championship on May 28, 2024. 

“From Dubai to Birmingham to Bucharest and beyond, the year has been packed with top-tier Dota tournaments,” Valve stated in their blog post. “Befitting their dominant performances across the year so far, we’re happy to invite the following teams directly to The International 2024.”

Team SpiritDirect inviteEastern Europe
Xtreme GamingDirect inviteChina
Team FalconsDirect inviteMENA
Team LiquidDirect inviteWestern Europe
Gaimin GladiatorsDirect inviteWestern Europe
BetBoom TeamDirect inviteEastern Europe
EntityRegional qualifier winnerWestern Europe
Tundra EsportsRegional qualifier winnerWestern Europe
1winRegional qualifier winnerEastern Europe
Team ZeroRegional qualifier winnerChina
G2 x iGRegional qualifier winnerChina
Talon EsportsRegional qualifier winnerSoutheast Asia
AuroraRegional qualifier winnerSoutheast Asia
nounsRegional qualifier winnerNorth America
HeroicRegional qualifier winnerSouth America
beastcoastRegional qualifier winnerSouth America

Ten additional teams must battle through regional qualifiers to secure their place in Copenhagen. 

Here are the regions competing for qualification, along with the tournament dates:

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North America
June 9 to 13, 2024
Eastern Europe
South America
June 14 to 18, 2024
Southeast Asia
Western Europe
June 19 to 23, 2024

We’ve also listed down a detailed TI13 schedule.

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Open qualifiersJune 3 to 8, 2024
Regional qualifiersJune 9 to 23, 2024
Starting date for TI13 ticket salesJune 10, 2024
TI13 group stageSeptember 4 to 5, 2024
TI13 playoffsSeptember 7 to 10, 2024
TI13 finalsSeptember 13 to 15, 2024

The road to TI13 kicks off next week with the open qualifiers, followed by the regional qualifiers and the main event itself in September 2024.

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