The TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier is nearly here. The top 15 teams from the SEA region will compete for the last remaining slots for The International 2022.

The winner of the tournament will advance directly to TI11’s group stage and join the 12 teams who’ve already qualified via DPC points. Meanwhile, the teams that finish in 2nd and 3rd in the tournament will continue their qualification run in the Last Chance Qualifier.

All eyes will be on T1, a team that brought onboard two back-to-back TI winners in Anathan “ana” Pham and Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen. They will compete against rival squads in the region, including Talon Esports, RSG, and Polaris Esports.

The winning team will join BOOM Esports and Fnatic and represent the SEA region at TI11 in Singapore.

What is the TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier?

TI11 Singapore dates
Credit: Wykrhm Reddy

The TI11 SEA qualifier will determine which team from the region will compete in Valve’s Dota 2 world championship.

Teams that participated in the third tour of the DPC season that did not qualify for TI11 are eligible to participate in the SEA qualifier. The teams are seeded based on their DPC point total followed by their standing in the final tour of the regional league.

The only squad that didn’t make it into the competition is Team SMG after the organization failed to register their players in time.

TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier schedule and results

TI11 Southeast Asia regional qualifier
Credit: PGL

The tournament will run for one action-packed week from September 13 to 17.

Top-seeded teams Talon Esports, Lilgun, Nigma Galaxy SEA, Polaris Esports, RSG, Neon Esports, Execration, and T1 will begin their tournament run in the upper bracket quarterfinals.

September 13

Lower bracket round 1

XERXIA Esports1 — 0TNC Predator

Upper bracket quarterfinal

Talon Esports2 — 0Lilgun
Nigma Galaxy SEA0 — 2Polaris Esports
RSG2 — 0Neon Esports
Execration0 — 2T1

September 14

Lower bracket round 2

Army Geniuses2 — 1Lilgun
XERXIA Esports2 — 1Nigma Galaxy SEA
Neon Esports2 — 1Atlantis
Execration2 — 0Summit Gaming

September 15

Upper bracket semifinals

Talon Esports2 — 0Polaris Esports
RSG0 — 2T1

Lower bracket round 3

Army Geniuses1 — 2XERXIA Esports
Neon Esports2 — 1Execration

September 16

Lower bracket quarterfinal

RSG2 — 1XERXIA Esports
Polaris Esports2 — 0Neon Esports

Upper bracket final

Talon Esports2 — 0T1

Lower bracket semifinal

RSG0 — 2Polaris Esports

September 17

Lower bracket final

T11 — 2Polaris Esports

Grand final

Talon Esports3 — 2Polaris Esports

Teams competing in the TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier

Talon EsportsEarned 300 DPC points
T1Earned 272 DPC points
RSGEarned 100 DPC points
Polaris EsportsEarned 57 DPC points
Nigma Galaxy SEAEarned 28 DPC points
Neon EsportsEarned 5 DPC points
Execration1st in DP SEA Division II
Lilgun2nd in DP SEA Division II
Army Geniuses3rd in DP SEA Division II
Summit Gaming4th in DP SEA Division II
Atlantis5th in DP SEA Division II
XERXIA Esports6th in DP SEA Division II
TNC Predator7th in DP SEA Division II

Format of the TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier

Talon Esports signs 23savage
Credit: Talon Esports

Teams in the competition will play a double-elimination bracket, starting with the first round of the upper bracket.

All matches will be best-of-three series, except for the lower bracket round 1 match between XERXIA Esports and TNC Predator, which will be a best-of-one, and the grand final, which will be a best-of-five.

Where to watch TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier?

Dota 2 fans can watch the matches live on PGL’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.


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