The International 2015: Main Event Preview
There will be a total of 16 teams competing at the main event, 14 of which were invited to play through group stage, while the other two qualified through the four-team wildcard event on July 26-27, 2015.
The teams attending include:
- Vici Gaming - Hao, Super, iceiceice, Fenrir, fy
Bracket Play Format
The format for the main event will include all 16 teams in a double elimination bracket over a six day period. At the commencement, eight teams will start off in the upper bracket, while eight are placed within the lower bracket.
All regular matchups will be best-of-three series with the exception of the first rounds within the lower bracket, which will be best-of-one series. Grand Finals will be played in a best-of-five series.
All matches commence at 10:00 AM PDT on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Each match will begin after the previous one finishes, allowing every game to be broadcasted live over at https://www.dota2.com/watch/.
Main Event Day 1 Schedule:
- LGD Gaming vs. Team Empire - Upper Bracket 1A
Main Event Day 2 Schedule:
- Evil Geniuses vs. compLexity Gaming - Upper Bracket 1C
The current prize pool for The International 2015 sums out to be the biggest in eSports history, currently at $17,836,960 (updated as of 7/31) achieved through Valve Corporation and crowdfunding, which was obtained by 25-percent of purchases through the compendium.
- 1st Place: $6,421,306
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