The International 2023 Down to the Final 8 Teams

It is the best time of the year to be an esports fan, as the two biggest tournaments on esports are simultaneously going on. As the League of Legends World Championships are wrapping up, the Dota 2 International 2023 field is down to only eight teams.

Twenty teams came to Seattle, Washington, to battle it out in hopes of becoming Dota 2 World Champions and winning the $1.4M prize that comes along with it.

Team Spirit, Team Liquid, LGD Gaming, and Azure Ray will compete in the Upper Bracket Semifinals, only two wins away from the Grand Finals—meanwhile, Nouns, Gaimin Gladiators, BetBoom Team, and Virtus.Pro continues to fight for their tournament livers in Round 3 of the Lower Bracket.

You won’t want to miss any of the action, which you can catch live on Twitch and YouTube.

Nouns vs. Gaimin Gladiators

  • When: Friday, October 27th – 1 PM ET
  • Odds: Nouns (+500) vs. Gaimin Gladiators (-750)

The first match on Friday will be a rematch between nouns and Gaimin Gladiators, who first met back in the Group Stage as they both were in Group C.

They ended up tying 1-1. Gaimin Gladiators started the Main Event in the Lower Bracket and has had a dominant run since taking down both Evil Geniuses and 9Pandas 2-0, setting up this rematch with nouns.

On the other hand, Nouns lost in the Upper Bracket in the first round before taking down TSM in the Lower Bracket to keep their tournament alive. With the first match being so close, this one may be closer than the betting lines indicate.

BetBoom Team vs. Virtus.Pro

  • When: Friday, October 27th – 4 PM ET
  • Odds: BetBoom Team (-185) vs. Virtue.Pro (+140)

BetBoom Team didn’t let their slip-up in the seeding round to 9Pandas slow down what has been a stellar tournament for them so far. They’ve looked unstoppable in the Lower Bracket as they took down Keyd Stars and Talon Esports.

They come in as -185 favorites against Virtus.Pro. Virtus.Pro had a rough Group Stage but found success in their seeding match against TSM.

Unfortunately, the success was short-lived as they fell immediately to Team Spirit. They bounced back against Entity, but questions still remain around this squad.

Team Spirit vs. Team Liquid

  • When: Friday, October 27th – 7 PM ET
  • Odds: Team Spirit (-164) vs. Team Liquid (+136)

Team Spirit and Team Liquid both find themselves in a good position after they’ve both had great tournaments. Team Spirit has won every match they’ve played at the tournament. They dropped their first game in the tournament last round against Virtus.Pro and are the frontrunners to win the whole thing.

Team Liquid is no slouches either, winning Group B and having a dominant showing against Talon Esports in the last round. Expect a great match with some of the best Dota of the year.

LGD Gaming vs. Azure Ray

  • When: Friday, October 27th – 10 PM ET
  • Odds: LGD Gaming (-185) vs. Azure Ray (+140)

LGD Gaming found themselves at the top of Group C at the end of the Group Stage. They take on Azure Ray, who ended the group stage 1-2-1 but has found success since. Azure Ray’s past two rounds have succeeded, taking down Entitiy and nouns 2-0.

However, they’re facing some of the easiest opposition each round. LGD Gaming