The International

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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]

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 was the highest prize pool ever awarded up to that point in time.

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

2015[edit]

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

2016[edit]

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

2017[edit]

The International 2017 is held in KeyArena again, taking place August 7th through the 12th in Seattle.

2018[edit]

The International 2018 was held in Rogers Arena, taking place August 20th through the 27th in Vancouver.

Results[edit]

Year Location Winners Score Runners-up Third place Fourth place Number of teams
2011
Details
Germany Cologne, Germany UkraineNatus Vincere Natus Vincere 3-1 ChinaEHOME EHOME
SingaporeScythe Gaming Scythe Gaming
DenmarkMeetYourMakers MeetYourMakers 16
2012
Details
United States Seattle, United States ChinaInvictus Gaming Invictus Gaming 3-1 UkraineNatus Vincere Natus Vincere ChinaPSG.LGD PSG.LGD
ChinaTeam DK Team DK 16
2013
Details
United States Seattle, United States SwedenAlliance Alliance 3-2 UkraineNatus Vincere Natus Vincere MalaysiaOrange Esports Orange Esports
ChinaTongFu TongFu
16
2014
Details
United States Seattle, United States ChinaNewbee Newbee
3-1 ChinaVici Gaming Vici Gaming United StatesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses ChinaTeam DK Team DK 16
2015
Details
United States Seattle, United States United StatesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 3-1 ChinaCDEC Gaming CDEC Gaming
ChinaPSG.LGD PSG.LGD
ChinaVici Gaming Vici Gaming 16
2016
Details
United States Seattle, United States ChinaWings Gaming Wings Gaming 3-1 United StatesDigital Chaos Digital Chaos United StatesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses MalaysiaFnatic Fnatic 16
2017
Details
United States Seattle, United States EuropeTeam Liquid Team Liquid 3-0 ChinaNewbee Newbee ChinaLGD.Forever Young LGD.Forever Young
ChinaPSG.LGD PSG.LGD
18
2018
Details
Canada Vancouver, Canada WorldTEAMNAME TEAMNAME 0-0 WorldTEAMNAME TEAMNAME WorldTEAMNAME TEAMNAME WorldTEAMNAME TEAMNAME  ??