The International 2017

The International 2017

By Valve
Keyarena, Seattle
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Description
Eighteen teams will travel to Seattle this summer to compete for the Aegis of Champions.
The field will be comprised of six directly-invited teams and twelve additional teams with invites earned in the Regional Qualifiers.
All eighteen teams will battle in two Round Robin groups from which the bottom team of each group will be eliminated.
The remaining sixteen teams will move on to the Double Elimination Main Event at KeyArena.
Rules
Group Stage
All eighteen teams are divided into two groups where they play in a Round Robin format.
All matches are played in a Bo2.
The top four teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event.
The bottom team in each group is eliminated.
The remaining teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Main Event.

Main Event
Sixteen teams play in a double-elimination format over six days.
Structure
Group Stage > Main Event
Timezone
America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)
Prize
The initial prize pool of the tournament was $1,600,000 USD.
An additional 25% of all TI7 Battle Pass sales are added to the total prize pool.
These sales include compendium purchases at multiple levels and points available to level up the compendium in game.

The current total prize pool is $23,201,660

1st $10,164,284
2nd $3,696,103
3rd $2,425,568
4th $1,617,045
5th-6th $1,039,529
7th-8th $577,516
9th-12th $346,510
13th-16th $115,503
17th-18th $57,752