June 18, 2019
Valve announced qualifying dates for The International 2019. Open regional qualifications will begin on July 3, and closed qualifiers will start on July 8. The group stage will take place from August 15 to August 18, and the playoff stage willbe held from August 20 to 25 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
The International 2019 will be held from August 15 to 25 in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. 18 teams from six regions will compete for the biggest prize pool in esports. Teams that have already earned the invitation: Team Secret, Virtus.pro, Evil Geniuses, Vici Gaming, PSG.LGD, Fnatic, Team Liquid and Ninjas in Pajamas.