The International 2013 groupings

posted by Tezzeret,
Valve have just released the groupings for this year's The International. Check out who your favourite teams will be playing below. Players chosen to participate in the 1v1 Solo Championships have also been released alongside the players that will be participating in the Allstars match.

Format for this year's tournament will be the same as last years with a group stage play where teams are split into two groups of eight and will play each other twice. Top four seeds of each group to go into the upper bracket and the bottom four goes into the lower bracket.

The upper bracket will be played in best of three matches while lower bracket will be best of one except the lower bracket final which will be best of three. Finally, the grand final will be a best of five with no game advantage, just like last year.

Solo Championship Players

ua Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin
cn Feichi 'Ferrari_430' Luo
se Gustav 's4' Magnusson
my Yee Fung 'Mushi' Chai
de Adrian 'FATA-' Trinks
cn Pan 'Mu' Zhang
cn Ning 'xiao8' Zhang
sg Daryl 'iceiceice' Koh

All Star teams

Team One
se Jonathan 'Loda' Berg
my Hock Chuan 'Chuan' Wong
ua Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin
cn Zhihao 'Hao' Chen
ru Sergey 'Ars-Art' Revin

Team Two
cn Zhilei 'Burning' Xu
se Joakim 'Akke' Akterhall
my Yee Fung 'Mushi' Jiang
cn Feichi 'Ferrari_430' Luo
ee Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov


Extra Games will be played if there is a tie between two teams to the determine whether they go into the upper brackets or lower brackets.

The remaining tiebreaker for seedings will be done in the following order:
1- Compare the matchup history of these teams
2- Compare their wins vs the seed right below them. Repeat until resolved
3- Coin toss

Teams finished first can choose their opponents from the opposite group that placed third and fourth.


Groupstages, Wildcards and Solo Championship

August 2nd
Wild Card Match - 13:00 PDT (22:00 CEST)
Solo Championship Playoffs - 19:00 PDT (04:00 CEST, August 3rd)
August 3rd
Groupstages Day 1 - 9:00-22:00 PDT (18:00-7:00 CEST)
August 4th
Groupstages Day 2 - 9:00-22:00 PDT (18:00-7:00 CEST)
August 5th
Groupstages Day 3 - 9:00-14:00 PDT (18:00-23:00 CEST)

Main Event

August 7th
Playoffs Day 1 - 12:00-21:00~23:00 PDT (21:00-6:00~8:00 CEST)
All-Star Match - End of Day
August 8th
Playoffs Day 2 - 12:00-21:00~23:00 PDT (21:00-6:00~8:00 CEST)
Solo Championship Grand Finals - End of Day
August 9th
Playoffs Day 3 - 12:00-21:00~23:00 PDT (21:00-6:00~8:00 CEST)
August 10th
Playoffs Day 4 - 12:00-19:00~23:00 PDT (21:00-4:00~8:00 CEST)
"Free to Play" Advanced Screening (NOT AVAILABLE ON STREAM) - End of Day
August 11th
Playoffs Day 5 - 12:00-18:00~21:00 PDT (21:00-3:00~6:00 CEST)
All-Star Match - End of Day