The International

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The International
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Germany Cologne, Germany
United States Seattle, United States
Start Date 25 August 2016
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Teams 16
Version Unknown
Prize Pool $1.6 million USD
Website Link

The International is an annual double-elimination LAN tournament hosted by Valve. 16 invited professional DotA teams fight for the title of best Dota 2 team. Winners of The International are awarded large sums of money raised by the community, as well as the Aegis of Champions.

As of 2015, The International now takes the place of the summer event in the Dota Major Championships.

Tournaments[edit | edit source]

2011[edit | edit source]

Valve announced The International in August 2011 as the first view on Dota 2. The tournament was held at Gamescom in Cologne. 16 invited teams were fighting for a total prize pool of $1.6 million. This gave the tournament the highest prize pool ever awarded to date.

2012[edit | edit source]

Unlike the previous tournament, Valve held The International 2012 by themselves in Benaroya Hall in Seattle with 14 teams invited and 2 chosen with qualifiers.

2013[edit | edit source]

Similar to the previous tournament in 2012, Valve held The International 2013 in Benaroya Hall in Seattle with 13 teams invited. 2 teams qualified and a wildcard match was held for the runner ups of the qualifiers.

2014[edit | edit source]

The International 2014 moves to KeyArena, taking place July 18th through the 21st in Seattle. There will be 11 teams invited directly as well as four Regional Qualifiers taking place May 12th through the 25th. The winner of each Qualifier will receive an invitation, with the four runner-ups competing in Seattle for the final spot.

2015[edit | edit source]

The International 2015 returns to KeyArena, taking place August 3rd through the 8th in Seattle.

2016[edit | edit source]

The International 2016 helds in KeyArena again, taking place August 2nd through the 13th in Seattle.

Results[edit | edit source]

Year Location Winners Score Runners-up Third place Fourth place Number of teams
2011
Details
Germany Cologne, Germany Ukraine  Team icon Natus Vincere.pngNatus Vincere
3-1 China  Team icon EHOME.pngEHOME
Singapore  Team icon Scythe Gaming.pngScythe Gaming
Denmark  Team icon MeetYourMakers.pngMeetYourMakers
16
2012
Details
United States Seattle, United States China  Team icon Invictus Gaming.pngInvictus Gaming
3-1 Ukraine  Team icon Natus Vincere.pngNatus Vincere
China  Team icon LGD Gaming.pngLGD Gaming
China DK
16 (32)
2013
Details
United States Seattle, United States Sweden  Team icon Alliance.pngThe Alliance
3-2 Ukraine  Team icon Natus Vincere.pngNatus Vincere
Malaysia  Team icon Orange Esports.pngOrange Esports
China  Team icon TongFu.pngTongFu
16 (32)
2014
Details
United States Seattle, United States China  Team icon NewBee.pngNewbee
3-1 China  Team icon Vici Gaming.pngVici Gaming
United States  Team icon Evil Geniuses.pngEvil Geniuses
China DK
16 (32)
2015
Details
United States Seattle, United States United States  Team icon Evil Geniuses.pngEvil Geniuses
3-1 China  Team icon CDEC Gaming.pngCDEC Gaming
  • China Agressif

  • China Shiki

  • China Xz

  • China Garder

  • China Q

China  Team icon LGD Gaming.pngLGD Gaming
China  Team icon Vici Gaming.pngVici Gaming
16
2016
Details
United States Seattle, United States China  Team icon Wings Gaming.pngWings Gaming
3-1 United States  Team icon Digital Chaos.pngDigital Chaos
United States  Team icon Evil Geniuses.pngEvil Geniuses
Malaysia  Team icon Fnatic.pngFnatic
16


Dota Major Championships
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Team icon Natus Vincere.png Team icon Invictus Gaming.png Team icon Alliance.png Team icon NewBee.png Team icon Evil Geniuses.png Team icon Wings Gaming.png
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
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Frankfurt 2015
(Fall)
Shanghai 2016
(Winter)
Manila 2016
(Spring)