After another season of the Dota Pro Circuit, the community is ready for the final event of the year. Accordingly, before the event, the International LCQ 2022 will be taking place. Bearing this in mind, read on as we discuss how to watch this epic prelude before the main event!
Indeed, not everyone could directrly qualify for The International 2022 directly. Similar to Worlds for League of Legends, Dota 2 takes a similar approach.
However, for The International, the Last Chance Qualifier is seen as a separate event simply days before the Main Event.
Anyways, organized by PGL, the LCQ is the final opportunity for the 12 highest non-qualified teams to make it. Taking place offline in Singapore, the teams will be competing from 8th October to the 12th October.
Accordingly, here are the competing teams listed below from all over the world:
- nouns – North America
- Wildcard Gaming – North America
- Infamous – South America
- Tempest – South America
- Team Secret – Western Europe
- Team Liquid – Western Europe
- Virtus.pro – Eastern Europe
- Natus Vincere – Eastern Europe
- Xtreme Gaming – China
- Vici Gaming – China
- Polaris Esports – Southeast Asia
- T1 – Southeast Asia
Indeed, getting here involved building enough Dota Pro Circuit points across the year. Now, only the top 2 teams will be progressing to the Main Event taking place on 15th October.
With regards to the format, there are two stages of competition here. Kicking things off, we have the Group Stage running from October 8th to October 9th.
This short stage will consist of two groups of six teams. Within each group, a single round robin will take place where each team will face each other once in BO2 matches.
Here are the groups listed for you below:
- Natus Vincere
- Polaris Esports
- Team Secret
- Vici Gaming
- Team Liquid
- Wildcard Gaming
- Xtree Gaming
From each group, the top 4 teams will progress to the Upper Bracket Playoffs. Otherwise, the remaining teams will be seeding into the lower bracket of the playoffs.
Finally, the playoffs will take place between 10th and 12th October 2022. At this final stage, a massive double elimination bracket will be taking place. Here, all matches are BO3.
For those unaware, a double elimination bracket means that those teams who lose in the Upper Bracket fall to the Lower Bracket. Then, another loss in the Lower Bracket will mean elimination. At the end, one team from the Upper Bracket will face the final team from the Lower Bracket in the Grand Final.
Schedule for the The International LCQ 2022
With regards to the schedule, the full schedule is completely available. Take a look at the schedule for the first day across 4 streams in the CEST time zone.
October 8th – Stream A:
- Team Secret vs Tempest (04:00)
- T1 vs Liquid (06:30)
- nouns vs Polaris (09:00)
- Xtreme vs VP (11:30)
October 8th – Stream B:
- nouns vs NAVI (04:00)
- Polaris vs NAVI (06:30)
- Tempest vs VG (09:00)
- Tempest vs ANVI (11:30)
October 8th – Stream C:
- Xtreme vs Liquid (04:00)
- Xtreme vs WG (06:30)
- WG vs VP (09:00)
- Liquid vs INF.U (11:30)
October 8th – Stream D:
- VP vs INF.U (04:00)
- VG vs Secret (06:30)
- T1 vs INF.U (09:00)
- Secret vs nouns (11:30)
Take a look at the remaining schedule here on the event page.
Watch the The International LCQ 2022 on esportsguide
You can also watch the event live stream via our very own website. Providing an extensive list of the biggest esports together with streams for each esports match live today or upcoming matches.
Overall, heading into this Play-In event, the top regions are favoured. Naturally, European teams such as Secret, Liquid, Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere are looking strong, hoping to make it through.
However, some of the best teams in the world are here – anyone can earn it!