Aug 7 2017 - 2:13 pm

The International 7 playoff schedule

16 teams will now begin their journey towards the grand finals.
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After four intense days of group stage competition, the biggest Dota 2 event of the year heads into the playoffs where the largest prize pool in all of esports awaits the champions.

Taking place between Aug. 7 to Aug. 12, the first day of games in the playoffs will consist of a total of six matches—two best-of-three games in the upper bracket, and finally four best-of-ones in the lower bracket. This means four teams will be eliminated in the first day alone, leaving a total of twelve teams remaining in the second day of playoffs.

Similarly to the group stage, The International 7's first day in Seattle's Key Arena is scheduled consist of nearly ten hours worth of games, with Team Liquid taking on Invictus Gaming in the opening game of the day.

The current schedule looks as follows:


The International 7 playoffs day 1

Upper bracket

Series 1, 10:00 am PDT

Team Liquid vs. Invictus Gaming

Series 2, 13:00 pm PDT

Evil Geniuses vs. Newbee

Lower bracket

Game 1, 16:00 pm PDT

Team Secret vs. Execration

Game 2, 17:00 pm PDT

Cloud9 vs. Team Empire

Game 3, 18:00 pm PDT

OG vs. Infamous

Game 4, 19:00 pm PDT

IG Vitality vs. Digital Chaos


The International 7 playoffs day 2

Upper bracket

Series 1, 10:00 am PDT

LGD Forever Young vs. TNC

Series 2, 13:00 pm PDT

LGD vs. Virtus Pro

Lower bracket

Series 3, 16:00 pm PDT

Team Liquid vs. Team Secret

Series 4, 19:00 pm PDT

Evil Geniuses vs. Team Empire


The International 7 playoffs day 3

Upper bracket

Series 3, 16:00 pm PDT

Invictus Gaming vs. Newbee

Series 4, 19:00 pm PDT

LGD Forever Young vs. Virtus Pro

Lower bracket

Series 1, 10:00 am PDT

OG vs. TNC

Series 2, 13:00 am PDT

Digital Chaos vs. LGD


The International 7 playoffs day 4

Lower bracket

Series 1, 10:00 am PDT

TBD vs. TBD

Series 2, 13:00 pm PDT

TBD vs. TBD

Series 2, 16:00 pm PDT

TBD vs. TBD


The International 7 playoffs day 5

Upper bracket

Series 2, 13:00 pm PDT

TBD vs. TBD

Lower bracket

Series 1, 10:00 am PDT

TBD vs. TBD

Series 3, 16:00 pm PDT

TBD vs. TBD


The International 7 playoffs day 6

Lower bracket

Series 1, 10:00 am PDT

TBD vs. TBD

Grand final

15:00 pm PDT

TBD vs. TBD

As expected, Twitch will be airing every game that's being played throughout the entire event. Valve also allows viewers to tune in via Steam TV and in-game via the Dota 2 client.

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