The TI6 SEA Qualifiers kick off on Saturday, June 25, at 04:00 CEST. The eight invited teams, along with two qualified ones, will compete over the coveted spot at most anticipated event of the year – TI6.
Get up to speed with the TI6 SEA Qualifiers schedule, participating teams, format and schedule!
UPDATE (August 13th):
TI6 final standings, updates and highlights – HERE
Ten teams – Fnatic, Rave, Mineski, Signature.Trust, Warriors Gaming.Unity, Execration, Orange.Taring, The Mongolz, White Fries and TnC – will be competing to represent SEA region at the TI6.
The most anticipated tournament of the year for Dota 2 players and enthusiasts will return to the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, this August. The International 6 main event is set to run for six days, from Monday, August 8th, through Saturday, August 13th.
The current prize pool currently stands at $12,543,595 ($10,943,595 added by the community).
Team Liquid, Newbee, MVP.Phoenix, OG, Na’vi and LGD Gaming have already been directly invited to the event.
TI6 SEA Qualifiers teams
- Fnatic- invited
- Rave – invited
- Mineski – invited
- Signature.Trust – invited
- Warriors Gaming.Unity – invited
- Execration – invited
- Orange.Taring – invited
- The Mongolz – invited
- White Fries – 1st TI6 Open SEA Qualifiers
- TnC – 2nd TI6 Open SEA Qualifiers
TI6 SEA Qualifiers format
The format for the TI6 Regional Qualifiers are different this year to accommodate having two regional spots advance to the TI6 main event and one regional team advance to the TI6 Wild Card series.
- 10 teams in one group, played in a round-robin format for SEA
- Eight invited teams for SEA
- Two teams qualified through the Open Qualifiers
- All matches are played best-of-one
- The top team qualifies to The International 2016
- Second through fifth place teams advance to the Playoffs
- Tiebreakers: Head-to-head, then best-of-one round robin, then time rating on the round robin
- Four teams compete in a double-elimination bracket
- All matches are played best-of-three
- Grand Final is best-of-five
- The winning team qualifies to The International 2016
- The runner-up qualifies to The International 2016 Wild Card
TI6 SEA Qualifiers schedule
- 04:00 CEST – Fnatic vs TBD
- 04:00 CEST – Rave vs White Fries Gaming
- 04:00 CEST – Mineski vs The Mongolz
- 05:30 CEST – Signature.TrusT vs Orange Taring
- 05:30 CEST – WarriorsGaming.Unity vs Execration
- 05:30 CEST – Fnatic vs White Fries Gaming
- 07:00 CEST – TBD vs The Mongolz
- 07:00 CEST – Rave vs Orange Taring
- 07:00 CEST – Mineski.Dota2 vs Execration
- 08:30 CEST – Signature.TrusT vs WarriorsGaming.Unity
- 08:30 CEST – Fnatic vs The Mongolz
- 08:30 CEST – White Fries Gaming vs Orange Taring
- 10:00 CEST – TBD vs Execration
- 10:00 CEST – Rave vs WarriorsGaming.Unity
- 10:00 CEST – Mineski.Dota2 vs Signature.TrusT
- 11:30 CEST – Fnatic vs Orange Taring
- 11:30 CEST – The Mongolz vs Execration
- 11:30 CEST – White Fries Gaming vs WarriorsGaming
- 13:00 CEST – TBD vs Signature
- 13:00 CEST – Rave vs Mineski
- 13:00 CEST – Fnatic vs Execration
- 14:30 CEST -Orange Taring vs WarriorsGaming
- 14:30 CEST – The Mongolz vs Signature
- 14:30 CEST – White Fries Gaming vs Mineski
- 04:00 CEST – TBD vs Rave
- 04:00 CEST -Fnatic.Dota2 vs WarriorsGaming
- 04:00 CEST – Execration vs Signature
- 05:30 CEST – Orange Taring vs Mineski
- 05:30 CEST – The Mongolz vs Rave
- 05:30 CEST – White Fries Gaming vs To Be Decided
- 07:00 CEST – Fnatic vs Signature.TrusT
- 07:00 CEST – WarriorsGaming vs Mineski
- 07:00 CEST – Execration vs Rave
- 08:30 CEST – Signature.TrusT vs White Fries Gaming
- 08:30 CEST – WarriorsGaming vs The Mongolz
- 08:30 CEST – Execration vs Orange Taring
- 10:00 CEST – Orange Taring vs The Mongolz
- 10:00 CEST – Fnatic vs Rave
- 10:00 CEST – Mineski vs TBD
- 11:30 CEST – Signature.TrusT vs Rave
- 11:30 CEST – WarriorsGaming vs TBD
- 11:30 CEST – Execration vs White Fries Gaming
- 13:00 CEST – Orange Taring vs TBD
- 13:00 CEST – The Mongolz vs White Fries Gaming
- 13:00 CEST – Fnatic vs Mineski
- 04:00 CEST – Tiebreaker if necessary
- 07:30 CEST – Semifinal Winner 1
- 11:00 CEST – Semifinal Winner 2
- 14:30 CEST – Lower Bracket semi finals
- 06:00 CEST – Upper Bracket finals
- 09:30 CEST – Lower Bracket finals
- 13:00 CEST – Grand Final
TI6 SEA Qualifiers favorite team preview
Fnatic -TI6 SEA Qualifiers invited team
Showing up to the Shanghai Major in a completely different form, Fnatic started to take on a new life. In the last few months, they secured multiple LAN spots through victories in the regional qualifiers: ESL One Manila, EPICENTER Moscow ESL One Frankfurt 2016 and SL iLeague StarSeries season 2. They won BTS Series 4 SEA and followed up with a championship title at the SEA Kappa Invitational Season 1.
In May, Fnatic announced an update to their roster including the long awaited return of Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung to competitive play. His return stimulated a domino effect of changes in the Fnatic roster – including Adam Erwann Shah “343” bin Akhtar Hussein’s move into a primary role on the team and the departure of Wai Pern “Net” Lim.
Without missing a beat, The Summit 5 SEA qualifiers became the second consecutive LAN qualifier Fnatic seized in one week, shortly followed by securing their place in the SL iLeague StarSeries season 2.
The Malaysian-based team finished the Manila Major with a commendable 5th-6th place finish and disappointing 7-8th place finish at ESL One Frankfurt 2016.
Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung
Chong “Ohaiyo” Xin Khoo
Djardel “DJ” Mampusti
Zheng “Miduan” Yeik Nai
Adam Erwann Shah “343” bin Akhtar Hussein
TnC -TI6 SEA Qualifiers qualified team
TnC Gaming, a Dota 2 team from the Philippines, was founded in 2013. The team began to advance in qualifiers and regional events, making a name for themselves and trying to establish a foothold on the international scene.
On April 13th, TnC brought Carlo “Kuku” Palad on board to fill in the shoes of Gio “WinterGSmallSon” de Ocampo who is now inactive due to health reasons.
Then, in a surprising move, with only five days left before the TI6 open qualifiers, Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho changed his plans and TI6 route midway through. The North American veteran player joined TnC in SouthEast Asia, to compete in the TI6 SEA Open Qualifiers. Difference in goals between John Linuel “Teehee” Abanto and the team has been cited as the primary reason for the roster change.
Nico “eyyou” Barcelon
Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho
Sam “sam_H” Hidalgo
Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto
Carlo “Kuku” Palad
Gio “WinterGSmallSon” De Ocampo – substitute
Claurice “Klo” Mendoza Sta.Ana – substitute
Mineski -TI6 SEA Qualifiers invited team
In the winter season leading up to the Shanghai Major, Mineski was consistently besting the SEA giants, Fnatic, for the qualifier spots in LANs. They were quickly rising to the top in the region and making an international name for themselves. Unable to lock up any major achievements, the Filipino team experienced some roster changes, welcoming Benhur “Ben” Lawis and Jun “Bok” Kanehara to the mix.
In an effort to grow the local scene and showcase regional talent, a local Filipino Dota 2 team was given their own set of qualifiers for ESL One Manila to determine one team to compete alongside some of the best Dota 2 teams in the world. Mineski was able to best their regional rivals, TnC Gaming, 3:1, in the best-of-five grand finals, seizing the place in the main event for the Philippines and eventually took seventh-eighth place finish in the main event.
They returned to the Mall of Asia, in front of a home crowd to compete in the Manila Major less than 2 months later. They ended with a disheartening 13-16th place.
Ryan Jay “Bimbo” Qui
Benhur “Ben” Lawis
Jessie Cristy “JessieVash” Cuyco
Jun “Bok” Kanehara
Julius “Julz” De Leon
White Fries -TI6 SEA Qualifiers qualified team
White Fries Gaming was formed by Gong “ZSMJ” Jian and storied Singaporean player Benedict Lim “hyhy” Han Yongat the end of March during the Manila Major/TI6 team registration period.
Hyhy had taken third at The International 1.
After minimal results and only one month of competitive play together, ZMSJ parted ways with the team.
Shortly after, the team went through another round of roster changes, bringing on Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang and 曾晨 Zeng “290” Chen.
White Fries Gaming roster:
Benedict Lim “hyhy” Han Yong
Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang
曾晨 Zeng “290” Chen
Li “chisbug” Chen
Wilson “Poloson” Koh Chin Wei