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The International 3 Western Qualifier Details
May 2nd, 2013, 23:41 CET by Tom 'Metabie' Massez

Teams:

We are pleased to announce the invited teams which will be participating in the Western Qualifier for The International 3, without further ado, they will be:

Absolute Legends DD.Dota Empire Evil Geniuses

Absolute Legends

DD.Dota

Empire

Evil Geniuses

iCCup Mousesports QPAD Red Pandas Rox.Kis

iCCup

Mousesports

QPAD Red Pandas

RoX.KIS


Format:

The format being used for the qualifier will be two group stages, and a single grand finals match.

Group Stage 1

All groups will be played using Dual Tournament format. Commonly known as GSL Style group stages in the western esports scene, Dual Tournament format features a group of 4 teams, there will be five matches (5 BO3s), two initial matches, and from here the two winners will compete in the winner’s match, the winner of this will advance out of the group.  The two losing teams will compete in the loser’s match, the loser of this match is eliminated, and the winner will go on to play the loser of the winner’s match in which the winner will also advance out of the group.

Group Stage 2

Each of the 8 teams will be initially placed into two groups of four. Two teams will advance from each group in the initial group stage to play in the second group stage. The two advancing teams from the second group stage will compete in the grand finals which will be a BO5 series in which the winner will advance to The International 3 main tournament, and the loser will be flown to Seattle to compete live for the Wildcard slot. All group stage matches will be BO3.

Grand Final


Broadcast Schedule:

  • May 13th 15:00CEST: Group Stage 1: Group A, initial matches and winner’s match (3xBO3)
  • May 14th 17:00CEST: Group Stage 1: Group A, loser’s match and final match (2xBO3)
  • May 15th 14:00CEST: Group Stage 1: Group B, initial matches and winners’ match (3xBO3)
  • May 16th 17:00CEST: Group Stage 1: Group B, loser’s match and final match (2xBO3)
  • May 17th 14:00CEST: Group Stage 2: Initial matches and winner’s match (3xBo3)
  • May 18th 17:00CEST: Group Stage 2: Loser’s match and final match (2xBO3)
  • May 19th 17:00CEST: Grand Final (1xBO5)


The groups for the TI3 Western Qualifier will be announced live on stream this Saturday at 20:00CEST. Follow @TheGDStudio on twitter and check back here for updates!