The International 2018

The International 2018

By Valve
Group Stage - August 15th - August 18th, 2018
All eighteen teams are divided into two groups where they play in a Round Robin format.
All matches are played in a Bo2.
The top four teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event.
The bottom team in each group is eliminated.
The remaining teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Main Event.

Main Event - August 20th - August 25th, 2018
Sixteen teams play in a double-elimination format over six days.
Eight teams begin in the Upper Bracket, eight in the Lower Bracket.
First Lower Bracket round is Bo1, Grand Finals are Bo5, all others rounds are Bo3.