A rising tide lifts all boats — two South American teams will attend Dota 2’s premier event after the TI12 SA qualifiers conclude.

Led by Evil Geniuses and beastcoast, the region has become a force in competitive Dota 2. These two teams have consistently proved themselves to be the best, and attended all three Majors, but other teams in the region are also hungry to make their marks.

Teams competing in TI12 SA qualifiers

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  • Thunder Awaken
  • Infinity
  • AcatSuki
  • Keyd Stars
  • Mad Kings
  • Infamous
  • Universitario Esports
  • Balrogs
  • Lava Esports
  • NoPing Esports
  • Qhali

TI12 SA qualifiers schedules and results

August 22

Upper bracket quarterfinals

Thunder Awaken2 – 0Balrogs
Keyd Stars2 – 0Mad Kings
AcatSuki2 – 0Infamous
Infinity2 – 0Universitario Esports

August 23

Lower bracket round 2

Balrogs1 – 2Lava
Mad KingsBYE
Infamous1 – 2Qhali
Universitario Esports2 – 1NoPing Esports

August 24

Upper bracket semifinals

Thunder Awaken1 – 2Keyd Stars
AcatSuki2 – 1Infinity

Lower bracket round 3

Lava1 – 2Mad Kings
Qhali2 – 1Universitario Esports

August 25

Lower bracket quarterfinals

Infinity1 – 2Mad Kings
Thunder Awaken2 – 1Qhali

Upper bracket final

Keyd Stars2 – 1AcatSuki

August 26

Lower bracket semifinal

Mad Kings1 – 2Thunder Awaken

Lower bracket final

AcatSuki0 – 2Thunder Awaken

Format of TI12 SA 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. As one of two regions who will see two teams qualify instead, there will be no best-of-five grand final. Instead, the winners of both upper bracket and lower bracket finals — best-of-threes — will qualify for TI12.

TI12 SA qualifiers ranking

1stKeyd StarsThe International 2023
2ndThunder AwakenThe International 2023
4thMad Kings
Universitario Esports
NoPing Esports

Where to watch TI12 SA qualifiers

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

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