The groups for The International 2022 (TI11) have been officially announced.
We saw Team Secret and Team Liquid’s victory in The International 2022: Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) yesterday.
Post their victory, Valve released information on the groups for the group stage for TI11.
TI11 groups announced
|Group A||Group B|
|BetBoom Team||Team Aster|
|Royal Never Give Up||TSM|
|Team Liquid||Thunder Awaken|
TI11 groups will consist of twenty teams divided into two groups of ten each.
The teams will play each other in a single round-robin system with the top four teams in each group advancing to the Upper Bracket of the TI11 main event, 5th-8th place teams will start from the Lower Bracket of the TI11 main event, whereas the bottom two teams in each group will be eliminated.
Thoughts about the groups
The TI11 Groups, as with any groups in any other genre, looks poised to be fun. While many would say groups are evenly drafted, there will be many Dota 2 fans of differing opinions.
From a personal perspective, Group B looks much more fun, exciting and competitive than Group A. However, Group A will be fun to watch for one reason only — OG, Team Liquid and PSG.LGD — the golden trifecta.
Group B, however, has Team Spirit, Team Secret, TSM, Fnatic, Entity and Beastcoast — teams that have had an amazing year throughout the entirety of Dota Pro Circuit 2021/22.
Team Secret are hot on heels after winning the TI11 LCQ, Entity rampaged across every team in the TI11 WEU Regional Qualifiers, Fnatic is the best SEA team for the past few years, and Team Spirit coming in hot after their Major victory to defend their The International title.
We are excited. Are you?