Dota 2’s TI 2023 Schedule All 4 Groups, Time Zone, All 5 Streams And More
Dota 2’s The International 2023 (TI12) is approaching and the excitement is reaching a fever pitch. TI12 promises to be an exciting spectacle as 20 of the best Dota 2 teams in the world compete for glory. But in order to enjoy this magnificent occasion the most, you must be ready. From the schedule to groups, time zones, and streaming options, here’s your comprehensive guide to TI12.
TI12 at a Glance: Dates, Format, and Venues
The International 2023 promises an action-packed schedule for Dota 2 enthusiasts worldwide. Here are the key details:
Dates: The tournament commences on October 12, 2023, with the group stage. This date marks a significant shift from the initial announcement in a May 7 blog post.
Venues: TI12 takes place at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington, where Dota 2 fans can witness the intense competition.
Schedule: TI12 unfolds in multiple phases. The group stage runs from October 12 to 15. This is followed by the playoffs, taking place from October 20 to 22 at the Seattle Convention Center’s Summit. The Grand Finals Weekend is slated for October 27 to 29 at the Climate Pledge Arena.
The Group Stage (October 12-15):
Day 1: October 12
|Group A||Spirit 2-0 9Pandas||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group A||EG 0-2 Entity||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group B||Thunder Awaken 0-2 BetBoom||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group C||LGD 2-0 Gaimin Gladiators||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group D||TSM 0-2 Tundra||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group A||Spirit 2-0 SMG||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group B||Liquid 1-1 Azure Ray||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group B||Thunder Awaken 1-1 Shopify Rebellion||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group C||Nouns 1-1 beastcoast||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group D||Tundra 2-0 Talon||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group A||9Pandas 1-1 Entity||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Group B||Liquid 2-0 BetBoom||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Group C||LGD 2-0 Nouns||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Group C||Virtus.pro 0-2 Gaimin Gladiators||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Group D||Keyd Stars 1-1 PSG Quest||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Group A||Spirit 2-0 Entity||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Group A||EG 1-1 SMG||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Group C||Virtus.pro 1-1 beastcoast||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Group D||Keyd Stars 1-1 Tundra||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Group D||TSM 2-0 Talon||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Group A||9Pandas 2-0 SMG||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|Group B||Shopify Rebellion 0-2 Liquid||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|Group B||Azure Ray 2-0 Thunder Awaken||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|Group C||Gaimin Gladiators 1-1 Nouns||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
|Group D||TSM 1-1 PSG Quest||6 PM||9 PM||2 AM|
Day 2: October 13
|Group A||Spirit vs EG||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group B||Shopify Rebellion vs BetBoom||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group C||LGD vs beastcoast||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group D||Keyd Stars vs Talon||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group D||Tundra vs PSG Quest||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group A||Entity vs SMG||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group B||Liquid vs Thunder Awaken||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group B||Shopify Rebellion vs Azure Ray||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group C||LGD vs Virtus.pro||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group D||Keyd Stars vs TSM||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Group A||EG vs 9Pandas||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Group B||BetBoom vs Azure Ray||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Group C||Virtus.pro vs Nouns||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Group C||Gaimin Gladiators vs beastcoast||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
|Group D||Talon vs PSG Quest||2 PM||5 PM||10 PM|
Day 1: October 14
|Seeding||A1 vs B3/B4||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Seeding||B1 vs A3/A4||1 PM||4 PM||9 PM|
|Seeding||C1 vs D3/D4||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Seeding||D1 vs C3/C4||7 PM||10 PM||3 AM|
Day 2: October 15
|Seeding||A2 vs B3/B4||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Seeding||B2 vs A3/A4||1 PM||4 PM||9 PM|
|Seeding||C2 vs D3/D4||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
|Seeding||D2 vs C3/C4||7 PM||10 PM||3 AM|
The Playoffs (October 20-29):
16 teams will compete against one another in a bracket using double elimination Playoffs. Eight teams will begin in the top bracket, and the other eight will compete in the bottom bracket. All contests are Best-of-3 (BO3) affairs, with the exception of the championship match, which is a Best-of-5 (BO5) contest.
Dota 2’s TI 2023 Live Streaming: Catch the Action Live
To ensure that fans across the globe can follow the action live, Valve has arranged multiple streaming options for TI12. The tournament will be broadcast on the most popular platforms.
Check details on how you can catch all the action:
Twitch: Esports fans frequently watch events on Twitch, and TI12 is no exception. You can catch the matchups between your favourite teams on Twitch.
YouTube: YouTube Gaming is another fantastic option. It provides high-quality streaming and is accessible to a vast audience.
SteamTV: Valve’s very own streaming platform, SteamTV, will also broadcast TI12. It’s a dedicated channel for all things Dota 2.
Twitter: While Twitter doesn’t provide live video streaming, you can follow official Dota 2 accounts and esports news outlets on Twitter for live updates, highlights, and community interactions.
Esportsnews247: Esportsnews247 is your go-to source for live updates, analysis, and in-depth coverage of TI12. You can subscribe our page for real-time insights.
TI12 Prize Pool and Standings: What’s at Stake?
Valve has decided to move away from the traditional Battle Pass system, which has historically played a crucial role in funding the prize pool of previous TI events.
As of October 11, the prize pool for TI12 stands at $2.962 million. However, this figure is expected to increase, with the deadline for purchasing the Compendium set for November 17. The Compendium traditionally offers fans various in-game rewards, Battle Pass levels, and a share in the prize pool.
This change in the prize pool system might result in a lower total compared to previous years, as not all Dota 2 players purchase the Compendium.
TI12 Groups and Teams: Who’s Competing?
A total of 12 teams received direct invitations to TI12 based on their Dota Pro Circuit rankings. The remaining eight teams earned their spots through regional qualifiers. Let’s take a quick look at the invited teams and their rosters:
- Team Liquid
- Gaimin Gladiators
- Tundra Esports
- Evil Geniuses
- LGD Gaming
- Shopify Rebellion
- Talon Esports
- Team Spirit
|Keyd Stars||South America|
|Thunder Awaken||South America|
|PSG Quest||Western Europe|
|Team SMG||Southeast Asia|
As the Dota 2 community eagerly anticipates the return of The International in Seattle, Washington, TI12 promises to be an unforgettable tournament with the world’s best Dota 2 teams competing on the grandest stage. Stay tuned to catch all the thrilling action as they battle for the Aegis of Champions in October 2023. Whether you’re watching on Twitch, YouTube, SteamTV, or Twitter, or following news on Esportsnews247, TI12 is a must-watch event for esports fans across the globe.