With the group stage of The International 2019 now in full swing with matches taking place for Day 2, there’s a lot going on for Dota 2 esports fans. One of the most fun things to watch is The International All-Stars match that takes place during the Main Event each year and now, Valve has shared the first details. It’s going to be a really fun one, to say the least, but things are working a bit differently this year.
The International All-Stars match this year will be an all-random Deathmatch and interestingly, the roster for the match will be based on Fantasy Challenge points. The top-performing players from the Fantasy Challenge so far will feature in the match and at the time of writing, the top players all come from TNC, LGD and Secret. Valve shared details on The International 2019 All-Stars match in a tweet this morning.
This year’s International All-Star rosters will be based on Fantasy Points rankings. The top players will compete in an All Random Death Match, and fans are invited to choose a favorite player before the All-Star Match to earn extra Battle Points. #TI9
— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) August 16, 2019
At the time of writing, it is unclear how many Battle Points you will be able to earn, but it is definitely a match to look forward too. Further, Dota 2 Battle Pass owners can now vote for their favourite Short Film contest finalist and the results will also be revealed sometime during the Main Event, so get to it!
This year’s Short Film Contest Finalists are now available for your consideration in the Dota client. Battle Pass owners are invited to vote to select the winners, and everyone can tune in to the Main Event to see who takes top honors. pic.twitter.com/7REj6hhiJM
— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) August 14, 2019
We will continue to cover every little detail of The International 2019 and anything Dota 2 Battle Pass related as the tournament continues on. Don’t forget to check out our Fantasy Challenge roster picks each day at roughly 14:00 SA time and feel free to copy them if you don’t have time to do all the research.
Are you excited for The International All-Stars match and which players would you like to see? Let us know in the comment section below.