Dota 2 Betting Odds Preview: Southeast Asian Dota 2 fans are in for a treat as The International makes its way over to the region for the first time in history. The International 11 is the most extravagant Dota 2 championship in the game’s fabled esports history.
With the Arlington Major concluding on August 14, the first 12 teams that get a direct invite to the Group Stage of TI11 have been confirmed. Additionally, the regional qualifiers have confirmed the six teams are making their way to Singapore for the championship. The remaining 12 teams will fight for two spots in the group stage during the Last Chance Qualifiers, scheduled for October.
The Dota 2 The International 2022 prize pool > is always determined based on Battle Pass sales in Dota 2. The Battle Pass for TI11 was released later than usual, but the prize pool has already gone up to over $11 million within a week of its release. However, considering the record of TI’s prize pools, it doesn’t seem probable for this year’s total to surpass last year’s $40 million figure.
There are three ways to qualify for The International 11. The best way is through the Dota Pro Circuit and having an excellent record. The second is from winning their respective regional tournament. The third is from the Last Chance Qualifiers. Be sure to check out the Dota 2 schedule right here.
The 18 teams who have already qualified are:
Dota Pro Circuit
- Team Spirit
- Team Aster
- Thunder Awaken
- BOOM Esports
- Tundra Esports
- Evil Geniuses
- Gaimin Gladiators
- Soniqs (North America)
- Hokai (South America)
- Entity (Western Europe)
- BetBoom Team (Eastern Europe)
- Royal Never Give Up (China)
- Talon Esports (SE Asia)
Last Chance Qualifiers
Continuing our Dota 2 betting odds preview; the Last Chance Qualifier will have 12 teams competing for two spots. They will be divided into two groups of six, where they have to play a single round-robin format where the matches are in Bo2.
The top four teams will go to the Upper Bracket, whereas the other will advance to the Lower Bracket. The playoff matches will be in a Bo3 format and will feature a double-elimination bracket.
In terms of the qualifiers themselves, they will take place between October 8 and October 12. In the end, only two teams will qualify for The International 11. While we are on the topic of teams, here is what we need to know about the participants.
As mentioned, this qualifier will be slightly different than the ones we have had so far. Instead of dividing the teams based on their regions, it includes every team that finished 2nd or 3rd in its respective region. Hence, there will be teams from all over the world.
Since they are divided into two groups, we already know the names of each one. So let’s dive into a couple of favorites and their betting odds according to the bookies.
While both groups seem attractive, many agree that Group A is the more deadly of the two. Each team is as strong as the last, and we can assume every matchup will be extremely close. Group A consists of the following teams:
- Polaris Esports
- Natus Vincere
- Team Secret
- Vici Gaming
TEAM SECRET (+250)
It is safe to say that Team Secret is the favorite in the group and the potential winner in the qualifiers. Puppey and the rest of the squad had a fantastic run in WEU’s qualifiers a couple of days ago.
The team eliminated the likes of Nigma Galaxy and Team Liquid. However, it failed to overcome Entity, so they will have to undergo yet another qualifier.
While it is true that there are other stand-out teams in Group A, Team Secret will most likely dominate and should have little to no problems. After all, it represents the strongest Dota 2 region in the last couple of years.
POLARIS ESPORTS (+1400)
In any other circumstance, Polaris would not be seen as a favorite in the group. However, the team exceeded expectations in SEA after reaching the Grand Final in the qualifiers. They nearly defeated Talon Esports in their previous matchup. This makes them one of the top teams to watch for that last spot.
The teams in Group B are all excellent teams in every sense. Each could easily make it to The International 11 final group stages.T1, Liquid, and Xtreme are the top teams to keep an eye on heading into the Last Chance Qualifiers. Here is the entire group:
- Team Liquid
- Xtreme Gaming
- Wildcard Gaming
T1 is the most exciting team in the event because of its roster. As you know, Topson and ana joined the team a couple of weeks ago, which means we can see the two-time TI winners in action. But, sadly, they couldn’t help the team succeed, which is why it must go through the qualifiers.
TEAM LIQUID (+300)
Concluding or Dota 2 betting odds preview: TL is one of the big favorites in the second group. Even though the team failed to win the Western European qualifiers, it represents the strongest region in Dota 2, which means it has everything to win. We have to wait and see whether MATUMBAMAN and the rest will be able to show their prowess and get the last slot.Follow us on Twitter