Dota 2 The International 2023 live updates: TI 2023 schedule, scores, and standings

The Aegis waits for one team to claim.
The Aegis of Champions, a shield-shaped trophy, awaits the winners of The International Dota 2 tournament.
Photo via Valve

The International is here, bringing with it a major format change and other surprises as 20 teams compete to hoist the Aegis of Champions in Seattle.

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Even with all of the rough edges surrounding it, this is still the pinnacle of Dota 2, and it will require viewers to lock in to keep up with TI 2023’s schedule, scores, and standings.

Valve is trying something new this year, pivoting away from the traditional battle pass and format Dota fans have grown used to—leading to some backlash and disappointment along the way with its new Compendium. It has also negatively impacted TI12’s prize pool, with it showing the slowest growth in almost a decade

Nevertheless, the highest level of competition is still drawing eyes as teams from around the world put on a show as they fight for the Aegis. So if you want to keep up with all of the Dota 2 action, we have put together a full coverage guide for TI 2023, including live updates for schedules, scores, standings, and more. 

The International 2023: All TI 2023 Dota 2 schedules, scores, and standings

PlaceTeamPrize
FirstTeam SpiritOver $1.5 million
SecondGaimin GladiatorsTBD
ThirdLGD GamingTBD
FourthAzure RayTBD
Fifth/sixthTeam Liquid, BetBoom TeamTBD
Seventh/eighthnouns, Virtus.proTBD
Ninth to 12thTSM, 9Pandas, Talon Esports, TBDTBD
13th to 16thShopify Rebellion, Evil Geniuses, Keyd Stars, Tundra EsportsTBD
17th to 20thTeam SMG, Thunder Awaken, beastcoast, PSG QuestTBD

The International 2023: All TI 2023 dates, times, and details

The International 2023 began on Oct. 12 and was split into two distinct phases across three weekends. 

The full event ran from Oct. 12 to 15 for The Road to The International, Oct. 20 to 22 for the playoffs, and Oct. 27 to 29 for finals weekend.

Matches had varying start times, but most of the first Dota 2 series for each day began around 12pm CT, with pre-show coverage starting a bit before the matches.

How does The International 2023’s new Dota 2 format work?

Valve shuffled several major elements of The International around for TI 2023, reworking the group stage to feature four groups of five and adding an additional seeding stage for the playoffs. The entire event was also split into two distinct parts—The Road to The International and The International itself.

The Road to TI included two phases, the group stage and the seeding decider, which ran on the first weekend. That was followed by the TI 2023 Main Event, which includes both playoffs and finals weekends back-to-back

In Phase One of the Road to The International, each of the four groups played out four round-robin best-of-twos each over two days. The fifth-placed team at the end of this phase was eliminated from the tournament—with tiebreakers decided in best-of-three series until a clear fifth place was named. 

The remaining four teams from each group were reseeded into a final best-of-three matchup, with the top two teams playing one of the third/fourth-ranked teams in another group. The winners of these best-of-threes started their playoff run in the upper bracket, while the losers faced the lower bracket of The International immediately thereafter—putting them one loss away from elimination.

After that, the playoffs ran like a standard Dota tournament for the remaining 16 teams, with eight teams in the upper bracket and lower bracket. Every series in the playoffs was a best-of-three, which is a change from previous TI formats, with only the grand finals being a best-of-five.

The International 2023 Main Event: All TI 2023 Dota 2 finals weekend schedules, scores, and standings

The final playoff bracket overview for TI12 heading into the grand finals.
One day remains to claim the Aegis. Image via Wykrhm Reddy

TI 2023: Finals Weekend scores and standings

Friday, Oct. 27

  • 12pm
    • nouns 0-2 Gaimin Gladiators
      • Gaimin Gladiators progress to lower bracket semifinals, nouns is eliminated.
  • 3pm
    • BetBoom Team 2-0 Virtus.pro
      • BetBoom progress to lower bracket semifinals, VP is eliminated.
  • 6pm
    • Team Spirit 2-1 Team Liquid
      • Winner progresses to upper bracket final, loser falls to lower bracket semifinals.
  • 9pm
    • LGD Gaming 2-0 Azure Ray
      • Winner progresses to upper bracket final, loser falls to lower bracket semifinals.

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • 12pm
    • Gaimin 2-1 Liquid
      • Winner progresses to lower bracket final, loser is eliminated.
  • 3pm
    • BetBoom 2-1 AR
      • Winner progresses to lower bracket final, loser is eliminated.
  • 6pm
    • Spirit 2-0 LGD
      • Winner progresses to grand final, loser falls to consolidation final.
  • 9pm
    • Gaimin 2-0 AR
      • Winner progresses to consolidation final, loser is eliminated.

Sunday, Oct. 29

  • 12pm
    • LGD 0-2 Gaimin
      • Winner progresses to grand final, loser is eliminated in third place.
  • 4pm
    • Team Spirit 3-0 Gaimin Gladiators
      • Grand final.

The International 2023 Main Event: All TI 2023 Dota 2 playoffs schedules, scores, and standings

The final standings for The Road to The International portion of TI 2023.
The final standings heading into the top eight of TI 2023. Image via Wykrhm Reddy

The International 2023 playoffs began on Oct. 20, but the full seeding for the bracket was already completed. Only the top eight teams from this bracket advanced to finals weekend, which Valve referred to as The International. 

TI 2023: Playoffs scores and standings

Friday, Oct. 20

  • 12pm
    • Team Spirit 2-1 Virtus.pro
  • 3pm
    • Team Liquid 2-0 Talon Esports
  • 6pm
    • LGD Gaming 2-0 9Pandas
  • 9pm
    • nouns 0-2 Azure Ray

Saturday, Oct. 21

  • 12pm
    • Shopify 0-2 TSM
  • 3pm
    • EG 0-2 Gaimin
  • 6pm
    • nouns 2-0 TSM
  • 9pm
    • 9Pandas 0-2 Gaimin

Sunday, Oct. 22

  • 12pm
    • Keyd Stars 0-2 BetBoom
  • 3pm
    • Tundra 0-2 Entity
  • 6pm
    • Talon 1-2 BetBoom
  • 9pm
    • Virtus.pro 2-0 Entity

The International 2023: All Road to TI 2023 Dota 2 schedules, scores, and standings

TI 2023: Phase One — Group Stage scores and standings

South America loses two as Team Spirit goes flawless. Image via Wykrhm Reddy

All match times below are listed in Central U.S. time (CT).

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • 12pm
    • Group A: Spirit 2-0 9Pandas | EG 0-2 Entity
    • Group B: Thunder Awaken 0-2 BetBoom
    • Group C: LGD 2-0 Gaimin
    • Group D: TSM 0-2 Tundra
  • 2pm
    • Group A: Spirit 2-0 SMG
    • Group B: Liquid 1-1 Azure Ray | Thunder Awaken 1-1 Shopify Rebellion
    • Group C: nouns 1-1 beastcoast
    • Group D: Tundra 2-0 Talon
  • 4pm
    • Group A: 9Pandas 1-1 Entity
    • Group B: Liquid 2-0 BetBoom
    • Group C: LGD 2-0 nouns | VP 0-2 Gaimin
    • Group D: Keyd Stars 1-1 PSG Quest
  • 6pm
    • Group A: Spirit 2-0 Entity | EG 1-1 SMG
    • Group C: VP 1-1 beastcoast
    • Group D: Keyd Stars 1-1 Tundra | TSM 2-0 Talon
  • 8pm
    • Group A: 9Pandas 2-0 SMG
    • Group B: Shopify Rebellion 0-2 Liquid | Azure Ray 2-0 Thunder Awaken
    • Group C: Gaimin 1-1 nouns
    • Group D: TSM 1-1 PSG Quest

Friday, Oct. 13

  • 12pm
    • Group A: Spirit 2-0 EG
    • Group B: Shopify Rebellion 0-2 BetBoom
    • Group C: LGD 2-0 beastcoast
    • Group D: Keyd Stars 2-0 Talon | Tundra 2-0 PSG Quest
  • 2pm
    • Group A: Entity 1-1 SMG
    • Group B: Liquid 2-0 Thunder Awaken | Shopify Rebellion 1-1 Azure Ray
    • Group C: LGD 1-1 VP
    • Group D: Keyd Stars 1-1 TSM
  • 4pm
    • Group A: EG 1-1 9Pandas
    • Group B: BetBoom 2-0 Azure Ray
    • Group C: VP 1-1 nouns | Gaimin 2-0 beastcoast
    • Group D: Talon 2-0 PSG Quest
  • 6pm
    • Tiebreakers
      • Group A: EG 2-0 SMG

TI 2023: Phase Two — Playoff Seeding scores and standings

A final overview for the playoff seeding phase at TI12.
That is a hot list of upsets before the playoffs. Image via Wykrhm Reddy

Saturday, Oct. 14

  • 12pm: Spirit 2-0 Shopify Rebellion
  • 3pm: TSM 0-2 VP
  • 6pm: Liquid 2-0 EG
  • 9pm: Gaimin 1-2 Talon

Sunday, Oct. 15

  • 12pm: LGD 2-0 Keyd Stars
  • 3pm: BetBoom 1-2 9Pandas
  • 6pm: Tundra 0-2 nouns
  • 9pm: Entity 0-2 Azure Ray

How to watch The International 2023: TI 2023 schedule and stream guide

Valve once again used the primary, secondary, tertiary, and quarternary TI-branded streams to cover the group stage before switching to the main channel for the playoffs.

There were also official casts for Chinese, Russian, and Spanish languages hosted on their respective TI hubs. We have included the full list of streams Valve mentioned below.

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