North America, it’s time to put the salt away, and instead put your nose to the grindstone.

The TI12 NA qualifiers kick off with nouns — the only other NA team besides Shopify Rebellion and TSM — as the overwhelming favorites.

But other teams are looking to spoil the party, including a revamped Wildcard Gaming, Danil “Dendi” Ishutin’s B8, and Team DogChamp.

What is the TI12 NA qualifiers?

OG Taiga holding ESL One Stockholm Major trophy
Credit: ESL

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

This is the final chance for participating teams to claim the sole slot to The International 12, set to be held in Seattle in October.

Teams competing in TI12 NA qualifiers

  • nouns
  • felt
  • Team DogChamp
  • B8
  • Wildcard Gaming
  • Lucky Bird
  • Ravens
  • Sand King Gómez
  • CDUB Esports
  • The Cut
  • American goons
  • TiltedBoys
  • GRIN Esports

TI12 NA qualifiers schedules and results

August 17

Lower bracket round 1

TiltedBoys1 – 0GRIN Esports
American goonsBYE
The CutBYE

Upper bracket quarterfinals

nouns2 – 1Sand King Gómez
B81 – 2Wildcard Gaming
Team DogChamp2 – 0Lucky Bird
felt2 – 0Ravens

August 18

Lower bracket round 2

Sand King Gómez2 – 1CDUB Esports
B82 – 0TiltedBoys
Lucky Bird0 – 2American goons
Ravens0 – 2The Cut

August 19

Upper bracket semifinals

nouns2 – 1Wildcard Gaming
Team DogChamp2 – 1felt

Lower bracket round 3

Sand King Gómez0 – 2B8
American goons2 – 0The Cut

August 20

Lower bracket quarterfinals

felt0 – 2B8
Wildcard Gaming2 – 1American goons

Upper bracket final

nouns2 – 0Team DogChamp

Lower bracket semifinal

B82 – 1Wildcard Gaming

August 21

Lower bracket final

Team DogChamp0 – 2B8

Grand final

nouns3 – 0B8

Format of TI12 NA qualifiers

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 NA qualifiers ranking

1stnounsThe International 2023
3rdTeam DogChamp
4thWildcard Gaming
American goons
7th-8thSand King Gómez
The Cut
9th-12thCDUB Esports
Lucky Bird
13thGRIN Esports

Where to watch TI12 NA qualifiers

You can watch the TI12 NA qualifiers live on PGL’s official Twitch and YouTube chann

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