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.
What is the TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier?
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
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.
Lower bracket round 1
|XERXIA Esports||1 — 0||TNC Predator|
Upper bracket quarterfinal
|Talon Esports||2 — 0||Lilgun|
|Nigma Galaxy SEA||0 — 2||Polaris Esports|
|RSG||2 — 0||Neon Esports|
|Execration||0 — 2||T1|
Lower bracket round 2
|Army Geniuses||2 — 1||Lilgun|
|XERXIA Esports||2 — 1||Nigma Galaxy SEA|
|Neon Esports||2 — 1||Atlantis|
|Execration||2 — 0||Summit Gaming|
Upper bracket semifinals
|Talon Esports||2 — 0||Polaris Esports|
|RSG||0 — 2||T1|
Lower bracket round 3
|Army Geniuses||1 — 2||XERXIA Esports|
|Neon Esports||2 — 1||Execration|
Lower bracket quarterfinal
|RSG||2 — 1||XERXIA Esports|
|Polaris Esports||2 — 0||Neon Esports|
Upper bracket final
|Talon Esports||2 — 0||T1|
Lower bracket semifinal
|RSG||0 — 2||Polaris Esports|
Lower bracket final
|T1||1 — 2||Polaris Esports|
|Talon Esports||3 — 2||Polaris Esports|
Teams competing in the TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier
|Talon Esports||Earned 300 DPC points|
|T1||Earned 272 DPC points|
|RSG||Earned 100 DPC points|
|Polaris Esports||Earned 57 DPC points|
|Nigma Galaxy SEA||Earned 28 DPC points|
|Neon Esports||Earned 5 DPC points|
|Execration||1st in DP SEA Division II|
|Lilgun||2nd in DP SEA Division II|
|Army Geniuses||3rd in DP SEA Division II|
|Summit Gaming||4th in DP SEA Division II|
|Atlantis||5th in DP SEA Division II|
|XERXIA Esports||6th in DP SEA Division II|
|TNC Predator||7th in DP SEA Division II|
Format of the TI11 Southeast Asia qualifier
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.