The Dota 2 The International 6 tournament has released the format and schedule for its regional qualifying rounds, allowing Dota 2 teams to be able to learn when and where their own respective regional qualifiers are going to be happening. The teams that make the qualifiers will be going on to the actual International 6 tournament.
Regions that are a part of the qualifiers include Southeast Asia, Europe, the Americas, and China. Each region has its own brace of teams that will be competing against all of the other teams. The four best will be competing against one another in the actual main event of the Dota 2 The International 6 tournament.
The other teams from second to fifth place will be taking part in the tournament’s double-elimination playoffs bracket. The guys that win these tournaments will also be going to the main tournament event.
Second place-finishers will be qualifying for the Wild Card competition, which will be taking place in Seattle before the actual tournament. The four teams fighting in the Wild Card will be whittled down to two to take part in the actual competition.
The main event of the Dota 2 The International 6 tournament will be organized in a different way. The games from the first stage will be a round-robin single-elimination format. The second phase, the playoffs, will be in a best-of-three. The final matches in the tournament will have a best-of-five format.
With around thirty-seven teams competing in just the regional qualifiers, it’s hard to tell who all is going to be ending up going to the actual tournament. But, considering how much of an eSport MOBA games have become, it’s likely to draw a huge crowd when the actual tournament begins, both physically and online. Considering DOTA 2 is one of League of Legends’s biggest contenders in the MOBA genre it’s likely that they’ll do their best to try and upstage League.