The International 4: Invited teams announced!

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Moments ago Valve announced 11 teams invited to The International 2014 and 40 squads who will battle their way through qualifiers! More details inside.

Moments ago Valve announced 11 teams invited to The International 2014 and 40 squads who will battle their way through qualifiers!

 

The International starts on May, 18 and finishes on May, 21. The tournament will be held in KeyArena, Seattle. Valve invited following teams:

  

 Natus Vincere - champions of 2011

 Invictus Gaming - champions of  2012 

 The Alliance - champions of 2013 

 DK

 Vici Gaming

 NewBee

 Team Empire

 Fnatic

 Cloud 9

 Evil Geniuses

 Titan

  

There will be 4 qualifying tournaments. Winners of each regional championship will join 11 invited teams while four runner-ups will have final battle for their right to take part in The International! Following teams will face each other in qualifying tournaments:

 

Europe America China Southeast Asia
May 24 - 27 May 12 - 15 May 20-23 May 16-19
Next.KZ Union Gaming Tong Fu Mineski

MYM

Sneaky Nyx Assasins LGD.cn MITH.Trust
Virtus.Pro No Earthspirit CNB.cn MWP.Phoenix
Team Dog Osiris Orenda Scythe.SG
RoX.KIS eHug Dream Time First Departure
Aware CNB CIS Arrow Gaming
Relax Team Liquid Speed Rex Regum Qeon
Power Rangers Revenge New Element Zephyr
Monomaniacs North American Rejects LGD.CDEC Execration
hehe united TOP5 HGT Orange

 

In the first phase, each team plays every team once to determine which teams make it to the next phase. The top four teams advance and the other six are eliminated. The second phase is a double elimination best of three format with the 1st and 2nd place teams starting in the upper bracket and 3rd and 4th in the lower bracket. Each Regional Grand Finals is a best of five match.

Road to The International starts now! Stay with us!

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