The International 2017: Seeding of teams within the Playoffs revealed
Already after the finish of the group stage, the organizers of The International 2017 posted the seeding of remaining sixteen teams within the Playoffs' bracket, the matches of which will kick off on August 7th.
As Team Liquid and LGD.FY secured the 1st place within the group stage, they had an opportunity to pick the opponent from the top-3/4 of the other group. The choice of Liquid stopped on Invictus Gaming, who defeated the team of Miracle- in the quarterfinal of The Kiev Major. In turn, LGD.FY chose TNC Pro Team.
The following two pairs of matches were defined automatically: Newbee vs Evil Geniuses and Virtus.pro vs LGD Gaming. It's worth noting that the victory in a starting game of the upper bracket will guarantee the team reaching top-6 of The International 2017.
The lower bracket was entered by Team Secret and OG. The team under Puppey's guidance will face Execration, and the current Major-champions will play against Infamous. The second CIS-team on the tournament Team Empire will fight against Cloud9, and the last pair is Digital Chaos and iG.Vitality.
The matches of first round of the lower bracket will be held in the format Best of 1. All the remaining, aside from the Grand-Final clash will use Best of 3. Fro the Grand-Final is traditionally kept Best of 5-format. All events of the Playoffs within The International 2017 may be observed on August 7-13.