The International 2023 is still a few ways away, but we already have the first few teams qualified for it. There are still fifteen out of eighteen slots open, so this article will be updated every time a new team qualifies.
Let's get into it!
Teams qualified for TI12 by June 3rd
Three teams have now qualified for The International 2023, the Crown Jewel of the Dota 2 circuit
All of them qualified through securing the necessary Dota Pro Circuit Points, which at the moment sits at 1221, but is subject to change as we get closer to the tournament.
Four more teams have qualified for The International 2023 (TI12). They are:
9Pandas received their TI12 spot when the DPC minimum points requirement was lowered to 901. The Eastern-European squad had great performances at their regional Tours and a decent showing at the ESL Berlin Major.
They're also still in play at the Bali Major, awaiting their opponent in the lower-bracket of the playoffs.
Talon also automatically qualified to TI12 when the DPC point threshold got lowered to 901 points. The Southeast Asian team had accrued enough points throw the Tours and decent finishes at both previous majors.
Yet another Eastern European representative who qualified by having more than the new minimum of 901 DPC points. Consistently decent placement at their regional tours and a win in the final one gave them 1020 points.
They might get even more though as, exactly like 9pandas, they're playing in the lower-bracket of the Bali Major Playoffs. They'll be facing PSG.LGD.
After a win in the first round of the playoff bracket at the Bali Major, BetBoom have qualified to TI. The Russian team took down Tundra Esports in dominant fashion with a 2-0 series win.
: Two more teams have qualified for The International 2023 (TI12). They are:
The ex-Evil Geniuses roster, now playing under the Shopify Rebellion banner, has qualified for The International 2023.
Shopify Rebellion is the first North American team, and fourth team overall, to qualify for TI12 after accruing 1170 DPC points -- ten points above the 1160 threshold.
The reigning The International 2022 (TI11) champions are the fifth team to qualify for TI12.
They accrued 1160 DPC points with their performance throughout the DPC season and qualified to defend their throne for a second time at The International 2023.
Tundra Esports is the third European team to qualify for TI12 via the DPC WEU region.
Team Liquid was the first squad
to secure their spot at TI12. The European powerhouse hasn't managed to win any Majors this year, but their consistent (top 2 at every single tournament they've attended since the year began) gave them more than enough points to qualify.
They right now sit at 1600 points and are the second team to qualify for The International -- Gaimin Gladiators. The second-stacked European roster (with Quinn as the NA representative, of course) is only behind TL by a measly 60 points.
Read: Gaimin Gladiators qualifies for The International 2023
They haven't been as consistent as their closest rivals, but they've secured the trophies that matter. With the Lima Major and Berlin Major trophies in their cabinets, they're the most dominant team of the year so far and certainly have their sights on the Bali Major.
Last, but not least, come the Evil Geniuses. The South American squad, a change which marked a major departure in the organization's Dota 2 approach, got over the 1221 requirement in the third Tour of the South American DPC.
Read: Evil Geniuses qualifies for The International 2023
Consistent top-four finishes and qualifications for bigger tournaments have given them a steady streak of points and have proven to be enough to net them a spot at The International 2023.
We will update this article in a timely manner as new teams qualify. At the time of writing this, Tundra Esports and Talon Esports are the two closest teams to netting their own spot as the only squads to be above 1000 points. They have 1160 and 1120 respectively.
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