The International 2017/Group Stage
|The International 2017: Group Stage|
|Start Date:||2 August 2017|
|End Date:||5 August 2017|
In the Group Stage, all 18 teams are divided into two groups of nine. Within each group, teams competed in a best-of-two round robin tournament, with the top four teams (denoted in Green) advancing to the Upper Bracket of the main event, the teams ranked 5-8 (denoted in Yellow) advancing to the Lower Bracket of the former, and the team in last place (denoted in Red) being eliminated.
Schedule and Format
|August 2 - 5||Group Stage||