TI6 Battle Cup has finally been launched, giving players the chance to put together teams and compete in weekly cups. Teams can register to battle seven other teams in their division for the bragging rights and various rewards including 15 Battle Pass levels, special Champion Prestige effects, and sets of Champion Emoticons for the full week they spend as reigning champions.
UPDATE (August 13th):
TI6 final standings, updates and highlights – HERE
Back in May, Valve released the TI6 Battle Pass compendium. As part of the special allure – among other things, the TI6 Battle Cup was announced.
Through the Weekend TI6 Battle Cup, Valve aimed at making the thrills of competitive Dota available to everyone. Weekly TI6 Battle Cups were to be scheduled and announced where participants would be able to party up and battle through eight-team, single-elimination brackets. Teams were to be pitted against evenly-matched opponents in one of four geographic divisions – SEA, China, Europe and the Americas.
All compendium owners were given one free entry ticket and could obtain five more upon reaching level 137, or purchase TI6 Battle Cup tickets in the Dota 2 store.
The first of the TI6 Battle Cups was expected to take place in June, but it was only this last weekend, July 15th that the first cup was announced.
Originally, the events were scheduled to last for the duration of the Battle Pass activation, until August 13th. In light of the late release most likely, the deadline has been extended until August 31st, giving hopeful TI6 Battle Cup competitors seven chances to secure a victory.
During the first TI6 Battle Cup, hopefuls from 3K MMR players to professional players and teams scrambled to put together mixes and seize the championship title, special trophy and emoticons, and the 15 Battle Pass levels reward.
A few divisional teams even had the opportunity to test their skills against some of the world’s best players who are heading to TI6! Some were lucky enough and had the chance to brag about besting the Alliance mix. Others were no match for “Mao Nations” – EE, Arteezy, 1437, Aui and Pieliedie (basically Team Secret playing with their two coaches, 1437 and Aui, instead of Puppey and BuLba). Arteezy took his first “Valve tournament title” with Mao Nations.
Playing battle cup with alliance (-akke +Yoko ono) https://t.co/37Zu4ErLqM
— Henrik Ahnberg (@AdmiralBulldog) July 16, 2016
Whole MVP in battle pass cup. Gg amateur team
— Amirul Syakir (@syaK95) July 16, 2016
easiest emoticons of my life https://t.co/hBmIpBUSVW
— Arif (@MSSDota) July 17, 2016
TI6 Battle Cup
TI6 Battle Cup features an eight-team, single-elimination, Captains Mode tournament bracket. Players of any level and age are invited to become part of the action.
TI6 Battle Cup schedule
Four regional tournament divisions will take place each Saturday until the expiration of the Battle Pass, on August 31st.
- Southeast Asia:
Saturday 11:00 UTC / 18:00 Bangkok / 19:00 Singapore / 20:00 Tokyo / 21:00 Sydney
Saturday 12:00 UTC / 20:00 Shanghai
Saturday 18:00 UTC / 19:00 London / 20:00 CEST / 21:00 Moscow
Saturday 0:00 UTC / 17:00 Seattle / 20:00 New York / 21:00 Sao Paulo
Click on the Play Dota button or the TI6 Battle Cup section of your Battle Pass when a tournament is scheduled, in order to join the queue.
TI6 Battle Cup participation details
Full details and FAQ can be found HERE.
- Players do not need to have a Battle Pass or even a calibrated MMR. Any account with a profile badge over level 25 is eligible to join the tournament.
- Registration for teams begins at the start time scheduled for each region.
- Teams have one hour from start to enter the queue and find an opponent.
- Matches begin as soon as an opponent is found.
- Tournament matches are determined by tier and geographic location – MMR and language preferences are not calculated in. Each TI6 Battle Cup player has an individual tournament tier, which is initially determined by MMR. After the initial tier value is set, player MMR is not used in any way in the TI6 Battle Cup.
- Individual tournament tier increases with multiple wins and decreases based on early losses.
- Team tier is determined by the highest individual tier on the team.
- Teams may elect to enter the TI6 Battle Cup at the next higher tier to increase individual tier faster if they win.
- Forfeits, byes and refunds are all possible during the TI6 Battle Cup, based on team queuing and opponents.
- Once the TI6 Battle Cup tournament begins, no substitutes are allowed.
- Incomplete rosters or individual players can check the meetup chat room in each region’s tournament division to help find players.
- Server crashes will result in ticket refunds and team tournament stats updated.
- Each player receives a TI6 Battle Cup score for the duration of the season which is visible on the Friends’ Leaderboard.
- All TI6 Battle Cup participants earn 10 points for joining, 30 for advancing past first round, 80 for reaching the finals and 150 for winning the tournament.
TI6 Battle Cup rewards
Each player on the TI6 Battle Cup Championship team will receive:
- 15 Battle Pass Levels if the player already owns a compendium.
- In-game trophy to be displayed on the profile, which tracks number of TI6 Battle Cup tournaments won.
- Champion Prestige effects for one week as reigning champions – includes champion status, streak counter, emoticons and the Champion Effigy.
TI6 Battle Cup tickets
- All compendium owners are given 1 free ticket and then another 5 after reaching level 137.
- Additional TI6 Battle Cup tickets are available for purchase for $0.99 in the Dota 2 store.
- Each team is required to provide 5 tickets for entrance – there is no restriction on how the five tickets are gathered. One player can use five tickets, each player can use one or any combination to equal five.
- TI6 Battle Cup tickets are not tradeable or giftable.
TI6 Battle Pass
The International 6 Battle Pass is still available for purchase.
The basic version is available for $9.99, while the Level 50 Battle Pass is on sale for a discounted price of $26.99. Owners can also purchase bundles of 5, 11 and 24 levels to upgrade their Battle Passes, for $2.49, $4.99, and $9.99.