Sixteen teams – but only six invites. The remaining ten have to battle it out in the qualifiers.

The International 2024 is one of the biggest Dota 2 events for 2024 and will be the culmination of the esports season. This year, The International will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, bringing the mega-event to Europe once more. In late May, Valve released more details about the tournament including the initial list of six direct invites to the tournament. Here’s all we know about the participating teams at International 2024. 

Which teams take part in The International 2024?

The International 2024 will have a total of 16 teams in competition. This will include six direct invites. The remaining ten teams will qualify for the event via various regional qualifiers. Here’s the complete list of participating teams in The International 2024. 

Invited Teams

  • Team Spirit
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • Falcons
  • Team Liquid
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • BetBoom Team

Qualified Teams

The ten teams that can qualify for the event are still unknown. They will play in the regional qualifiers leading up to The International 2024.

  • Western Europe (Two Teams)
  • Eastern Europe (One Team)
  • China (Two teams)
  • Southeast Asia (Two teams)
  • North America (One team)
  • South America (Two teams)

When is the International 2024?

The International 2024 itself will take place in the first half of September and feature the best Dota 2 teams in action. However, before The International Dota 2 esports will head to Riyadh for the Esports World Cup. 

The Road to The International will officially kick off with Open Qualifiers for all six regions June 3rd to 8th, followed by the Regional Qualifiers as described above.

Once all the initial dust has settled and the tournament field has been filled out, the Road to the International will continue when all sixteen teams meet in Copenhagen. The two-day Group Stage will commence Wednesday, September 4th, immediately followed by the five-day Playoffs, a studio production that will run through Tuesday, September 10th,

The International itself will be held in Copenhagen's Royal Arena, with the top eight teams slated to take the main stage from Friday, September 13th through Sunday, September 15th. Fans hoping to attend in person will be able to purchase tickets starting Monday, June 10th. Set your reminders now, and we'll see you when qualifiers start next Monday, June 3rd.

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