The International 2019
From 15 to 25 August, the main tournament of the year - The International 2019 will be held. NAVI.GG.BET team were the winners of the regional qualification and will take part in this championship.
The competition will be held for the first time in China. The venue will be the Mercedes-Benz Arena, located in Shanghai and accommodating up to 18,000 spectators.
In total, 18 teams will take part in the tournament: 12 of them received direct invitations according to the results of the Dota Pro Circuit 2018/2019, and the remaining 6 passed regional qualifications. The championship prize pool exceeded $32,000,000, a record-breaking amount among all esports competitions.
The Natus Vincere team gathered at the bootcamp before the start of the tournament, so you can be sure: the “yellow—blacks” will prepare for the upcoming battles and show their best game.
|Teams||Start time||Match page|
|NAVI.GG.BET 1 : 1 OG||OVER|
|NAVI.GG.BET 1 : 1 Evil Geniuses||OVER|
|NAVI.GG.BET 1 : 1 Infamous||OVER|
|NAVI.GG.BET 2 : 0 Virtus.pro||OVER|
|NAVI.GG.BET 2 : 0 NiP||OVER|
|NAVI.GG.BET 0 : 2 Fnatic||OVER|
|NAVI.GG.BET 0 : 2 RNG||OVER|
|NAVI.GG.BET 0 : 2 Vici Gaming||OVER|
|NAVI.GG.BET 0 : 1 Mineski||OVER|
Group stage (August 15-18):
— all 18 participants are divided into two groups of 9 teams each;
— round-robin format with matches of the best of 2 format;
— 4 best teams of each group go to the upper bracket of the playoffs, worst teams of each the groups leave the tournament, and the rest of the teams go to the lower bracket.
Playoffs (August 20-25):
— 8 teams will start the stage from the top bracket, 8 remaining from the bottom;
— the first matches of the bottom bracket will be in the best of 1 format, the grand final — best of 5, all other matches in best of 3.
|Royal Never Give Up||2—2—4|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||0—3—5|
|Chaos Esports Club||0—3—5|
Prize pool distribution
Shanghai is one of the largest cities in the world with a population of more than 24 million people
Mercedes—Benz Arena — a stadium with up to 18,000 spectators
Inside view of the stadium during the Shanghai Major tournament
Photo from the Natus Vincere bootcamp