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The International
TI2012.png
Information
Location Flag Germany.png Cologne, Germany
Flag United States.png Seattle, United States
Prize Pool $1.6 million USD
Teams 16
Start date August
End date August/September
Links Website

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. The event takes place in different parts of the world during the summer.

Tournaments[edit]

2011[edit]

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]

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]

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]

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.

Participants[edit]

Main Page icon Placeholder.png Main Page icon Shop.png Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Transparent item.png

Results[edit]

Year Location Winners Score Runners-up Third place Fourth place Number of teams
2011
Details
Flag Germany.png Cologne, Germany Flag Ukraine.png Natus Vincere
3-1 Flag China.png EHOME
Flag Singapore.png Scythe Gaming
Flag Denmark.png MeetYourMakers
16
2012
Details
Flag United States.png Seattle, United States Flag China.png Invictus Gaming
3-1 Flag Ukraine.png Natus Vincere
Flag China.png LGD Gaming
  • Flag China.png xiao8

  • Flag Macau.png DDC

  • Flag China.png Sylar

  • Flag China.png Yao

  • Flag China.png DD

Flag China.png DK
16 (32)
2013
Details
Flag United States.png Seattle, United States Flag Sweden.png The Alliance
3-2 Flag Ukraine.png Natus Vincere
Flag Malaysia.png Orange Esports
  • Flag Malaysia.png Mushi

  • Flag Malaysia.png XtiNcT

  • Flag Malaysia.png Net

  • Flag Malaysia.png Ohaiyo

  • Flag Malaysia.png kYxY

Flag China.png TongFu
  • Flag China.png Hao

  • Flag China.png Mu

  • Flag China.png SanSheng

  • Flag China.png Banana

  • Flag China.png KingJ

16 (32)
2014
Details
Flag United States.png Seattle, United States Flag China.png Newbee
  • Flag China.png xiao8

  • Flag China.png Mu

  • Flag China.png Hao

  • Flag China.png Banana

  • Flag China.png Sansheng

3-1 Flag China.png Vici Gaming
  • Flag China.png Fenrir

  • Flag China.png Super

  • Flag China.png rOtk

  • Flag China.png Sylar

  • Flag China.png FY

Flag United States.png Evil Geniuses
  • Flag United States.png ppd

  • Flag United States.png mason

  • Flag United States.png Universe

  • Flag Canada.png Arteezy

  • Flag Sweden.png zai

Flag China.png DK
16 (32)