The second phase of the group stage is over and the playoff bracket of The International 12 is now formed. It has to be noted that three teams from Eastern Europe have made it to the upper bracket.
The International 12 playoffs will start on October 20 and will last until October 29. 16 teams will play in double-elimination system, matches in Bo3 format, and grand finals in Bo5.
Pairs of the upper bracket of The International 12 playoffs:
- Team Spirit vs. Virtus.pro;
- Team Liquid vs. Talon Esports;
- LGD Gaming vs. 9 Pandas;
- nouns vs Azure Ray.
Pairs of the lower bracket of playoffs:
- Shopify Rebellion vs. TSM;
- Evil Geniuses vs. Gaimin Gladiators;
- Keyd Stars vs. BetBoom Team;
- Tundra Esports vs Entity.
As Cyberscore previously reported, Azure Ray defeated Entity in a decider-match to advance to the upper bracket of TI12 playoffs.