Dota2 has been a pet project for Valve ever since its inception. Considering the huge interest in the MOBA, Valve has been systemically improving the game and various esports scenario. It has been learned from respectable sources, such as Cyborgmatt that Valve will be conducting regional qualifiers for TI8.
The International 2018 will have regional qualifiers. The rest of the teams will be made up from the qualifying points.
— Matthew Bailey (@Cyborgmatt) August 1, 2017
The rest of the teams will be made of Qualifying points. TI8 definitely will be another milestone in esports and will set record prize money and viewership numbers.