The 9th Dota 2 International tournament is aiming to close out the DPC season of 2018/2019 on a high. The 2019 prize pool matched the TI8 total within only 55 days from the Battle Pass release and is sitting well over 26 million USD.
The International 2019 will be hosted in Shanghai, China for the very first time. 12 inviteds are determined by the amount of DPC points earned throughout the competitive season. There will be 6 more teams that will qualify through the regional qualifying events.