The playoffs of The International 2017 World Championship in cybersport discipline "Dota 2" The International 2017 started in Seattle, USA. This year, the prize pool again turned out to be a record $ 23.9 million. The teams participating in the tournament are divided into two groups of nine teams. The bottom two teams in their groups are eliminated.
The remaining sixteen teams will continue to fight in a two-defeat format at the main stage in KeyArena.
The International 2017 winner will receive 10.5 million dollars, the rest of the amount will be distributed among the leading teams as follows: 3.8 million dollars for the 2nd place, 2.5 million dollars for the 3rd place, 1.6 million dollars for the 4th place. $ 100,000 will be played in the All-Star Game.
Teams OG, Virtus.Pro, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, Invictus Gaming and Newbee received direct invitations from the organizers in 2017. The rest of the championship participants (12 teams) passed regional qualifying tournaments. The final match of The International 2017 will take place on August 12, 2017. The favorite is the Team Liquid team. Bookmakers also believe that LGD.Forever Young has a good chance of getting the coveted Shield and an impressive cash prize.
The Topic of Article: The International 2017 playoffs kicked off in Seattle.