The International 2016’s qualifiers are over. The 18 teams who will travel to Seattle are set. At this time of the year, the building anticipation has the power to stall all other discussions in the Dota 2 world. Unfortunately, that includes the discussion of how we got here: How Valve determined who was invited to its tournament and who would have to compete in qualifiers.
"When talking with NetEase about 'developing more unique console games together', we resonated. After a lot of thoughts, we've unanimously decided to 'get together' in the long term through deeper cooperation to create more good content for gamers."