Here’s the schedule for The International 10

The main stage is set for the Aegis to be lifted.

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From the group stage onto the main stage, Dota 2’s top teams have finished their first trial. They will clash live at the Arena Națională in Bucharest to decide who will lift the Aegis of Champions and be crowned the champions of The International 10.

Between Oct. 12 and 17, 16 teams will compete for the Aegis and their share of the more than $40 million prize pool—the largest in esports history. 

At the end of the group stage, Invictus Gaming and PSG.LGD secured the top seeds out of their respective groups, which let them choose their opponents for the first round of the main event. As usual, all of the teams that earned higher seeds in the upper and lower brackets had the opportunity to pick their adversaries from lower-seeded teams in the opposing groups.

This selection process gives teams a chance to pick a favorable matchup they feel confident about. This is likely why LGD skipped out on playing OG and opted to face T1 instead. Likewise, that decision allowed Team Secret to play OG, a matchup they have won 61.8 percent of the time, according to datdota.

With this format, eight teams will begin their journey in the upper bracket playing best-of threes, while the remaining eight will play best-of-one elimination games to set the stage for day two. Here is the full schedule for the TI10 main event, which will kick off with Invictus Gaming taking on Team Spirit at 2am CT on Oct. 12. 

Oct. 12

Upper Bracket round one

  • Invictus Gaming vs Team Spirit (2am CT)
  • Team Secret vs OG (4:30 am CT)

Lower bracket round one (best-of-ones)

  • Team Undying vs Fnatic (7:30am CT)
  • Quincy Crew vs Team Aster (8:30am CT)
  • Beastcoast vs Alliance (9:30am CT)
  • Evil Geniuses vs Elephant (10:30am CT)

Oct. 13

Upper bracket round one

  • PSG.LGD vs T1 (1am CT)
  • Virtus.pro vs Vici Gaming (4am CT)

Lower bracket round two

  • TBD (7am CT)
  • TBD (10am CT)

Oct. 14

Upper Bracket round two

  • TBD (7am CT)
  • TBD (10am CT)

Lower bracket round two

  • TBD (1am CT)
  • TBD (4am CT)

Oct. 15

Lower Bracket round three

  • TBD (1am CT)
  • TBD (4am CT)

Lower bracket round four

  • TBD (7am CT)

Oct. 16

Lower bracket round four

  • TBD (1am CT)

Upper bracket finals

  • TBD (4am CT)

Lower Bracket round five

  • TBD (7am CT)

Oct. 17

Lower bracket finals

  • TBD (1am CT)

Grand finals

  • TBD (5am CT)