It’s the final countdown.

The TI12 CN qualifiers begin, with several teams vying for just one spot to The International 12. Powerhouse rosters like Team Aster, Azure Ray, Invictus Gaming, and Xtreme Gaming are hoping to be the last one standing — but tough competition and gruelling days lie ahead.

What is the TI12 China qualifiers?

Credit: Valve

From August 17 to 21, 13 teams from the China Dota Pro Circuit gather for one last shot.

This is the final chance for participating teams to claim the sole slot to TI12, set to be held in Seattle in October.

Teams competing in TI12 China qualifiers

  • Team Aster
  • Azure Ray
  • Invictus Gaming
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • Aster.Aries
  • Holy Grail
  • Team Zero
  • Team Bright
  • Big brain
  • Supernova
  • Team Disillusion
  • iG.Vitality
  • Limit

TI12 China qualifiers schedules and results

August 17

Upper bracket quarterfinals

Team Aster2 – 0Team Zero
Xtreme Gaming2 – 0Aster.Aries
Invictus Gaming2 – 0Holy Grail
Azure Ray2 – 1Team Bright

Lower bracket round 1

Big brainBYE
iG.Vitality1 – 0Limit
Team DisillusionBYE

August 18

Lower bracket round 2

Team Zero2 – 0Big brain
Aster.Aries2 – 0iG.Vitality
Holy Grail2 – 0Team Disillusion
Team Bright2 – 1Supernova

August 19

Upper bracket semifinals

Team Aster1 – 2Xtreme Gaming
Invictus Gaming0 – 2Azure Ray

Lower bracket round 3

Team Zero2 – 0Aster.Aries
Holy Grail0 – 2Team Bright

August 20

Lower bracket quarterfinals

Invictus Gaming1 – 2Team Zero
Team Aster1 – 2Team Bright

Upper bracket final

Xtreme Gaming1 – 2Azure Ray

Lower bracket semifinal

Team Zero2 – 0Team Bright

August 21

Lower bracket final

Xtreme Gaming2 – 1Team Zero

Grand final

Azure Ray3 – 1Xtreme Gaming

Format of TI12 China qualifiers

Invictus Gaming's Emo at The International 10 (TI10)
Credit: Valve

Teams have been seeded into a double-elimination bracket based on their DPC points, then their rankings in Tour 3 of the Regional League.

All matches are best-of-three, save for a few exceptions. The first round of the lower bracket are best-of-ones, while the grand final will be a best-of-five — where the winner claims qualification to TI12.

TI12 China qualifiers ranking

1stAzure RayThe International 2023
2ndXtreme Gaming
3rdTeam Zero
4thTeam Bright
5th-6thInvictus Gaming
Team Aster
Holy Grail
9th-12thBig brain
Team Disillusion

Where to watch TI12 China qualifiers

You can watch the TI12 CN qualifiers live on PGL’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.

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