The International 2019

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TheInternationalSmall.png The International 2019
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China Shanghai
Start Date:20 August 2019
End Date:25 August 2019
Tier:The International
Teams:18
Version:7.22f
Prize Pool:$34,292,599
Website:Link
Access Free to spectate

The International 2019 was the ninth iteration of Dota 2's flagship annual championship. Hosted by Valve Corporation, it took place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, being the first to be celebrated in Asia. The tournament began on 3 July 2019 with the Open Qualifiers and closed on 25 August 2019 with the Grand Finals, where OG OG successfully defended their title by defeating 2017 champions Team Liquid Team Liquid 3-1, becoming the first team to win two championships.

With a prize pool of over US$34.3 million, The International 2019 is the largest tournament to ever take place in eSports, breaking the record briefly held by the Fortnite World Cup 2019, which awarded $30 million. The majority of the money awarded during the event is collected through several in-game items released by Valve, including the The International 2019 Battle Pass, a digital tournament pass and features bundle tied to the event that included many activities and cosmetic items. 2019 marks the fifth consecutive year that The International's prize pool outgrows its previous-year record. However, it is the first year the record is held by a non-Dota 2 tournament, albeit briefly.

The International 2019 became the third consecutive event won by a European team. The event also saw several new records being set, and some old records being broken. OG OG's back-to-back victory is the first-ever in the event's history. Their win also made Europe the region with the most tournament wins, with 4 titles. The team also became the first one to return to the Grand Finals, and win a second time, with the original champion roster. Natus Vincere Natus Vincere, Newbee Newbee and Team Liquid Team Liquid had experienced roster changes before they reached the Grand Finals again. OG OG also became the first champion since Natus Vincere Natus Vincere to make it to the Grand Finals the following year.

Team Liquid Team Liquid became the first team to run through the entire Lower Bracket, with the most number of series won during the Main Stage. Their victory against PSG.LGD PSG.LGD in the Lower Bracket final meant that two previous champions would meet in the Grand Finals, killing the chances of a new team winning the championship. The International 2019 saw an increase in the number of previous champions attending the event. Natus Vincere Natus Vincere and Alliance Alliance came back after two years without qualifying. Only two champions did not make it: 2012 winners Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming, who fell during the regional qualifiers, and 2016 winners Wings Gaming Wings Gaming, who disbanded shortly after winning the championship.

Schedule and Format[edit]

Date Event Notes
July 03 – 07 Open Qualifiers
  • Open to all teams.
  • Single elimination.
  • Winner from each region advances to regional qualifiers.
July 08 – 14 Main Qualifiers
  • 6 Regions: North Americas, South Americas, Europe, China, CIS, and Southeast Asia.
  • Winner from each region advances to main event.
August 15 – 18 Group Stage
  • Two groups of nine teams.
  • Round Robin
  • The top four teams in each group advance to the upper bracket in the Main Event.
  • The bottom team of each group gets eliminated.
  • The remaining teams advance to the lower bracket in the Main Event.
  • If there is a tie along the Upper and Lower Bracket divider or between the lower bracket and elimination divider, more games will be played.
August 20 – 25 Main Event
  • 16 teams, double elimination.
  • 8 teams begin in the upper bracket, 8 in the lower bracket.
  • First lower bracket game is best of one, others are best of three.
  • Grand finals are best of five.


Coverage[edit]

  • The International 2019 can be viewed live for free on DotaTV in-game.

United Kingdom English

Russia Russian

China Chinese

Promotional items[edit]

Teams[edit]

Invited Teams[edit]

Team Secret
Team Secret
Poland Nisha
Malaysia MidOne
Sweden zai
Jordan YapzOr
Estonia Puppey [C]
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Virtus.pro
Virtus.pro
Russia RAMZES666 [C]
Ukraine Noone
Russia 9pasha
Russia RodjER
Russia Solo
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Vici Gaming
Team logo Vici Gaming.png
China Paparazi灬
China Ori
China Yang
China Fade [C]
China Dy
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Evil Geniuses
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Canada Arteezy
Pakistan SumaiL
Sweden s4
Denmark Cr1t-
Israel Fly
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Team Liquid
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Jordan Miracle-
Romania w33
Bulgaria MinD_ContRoL
Lebanon GH
Germany KuroKy [C]
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PSG.LGD
PSG.LGD
China Ame
China Somnus丶M
China Chalice
China fy [C]
Malaysia xNova
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Fnatic
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Thailand Jabz
Philippines Abed
Malaysia iceiceice
Philippines DJ
South Korea DuBu [C]
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Ninjas in Pyjamas
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Denmark Ace
Germany Fata
Israel 33
Macedonia Saksa
United States ppd [C]
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TNC Predator
TNC Predator
Philippines Gabbi
Philippines Armel
Philippines Kuku
Philippines Tims
Philippines eyyou [C]
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OG
OG
Australia ana
Finland Topson
France 7ckngMad
Finland JerAx
Denmark N0tail [C]
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Alliance
Alliance
Sweden miCKe
Germany qojqva
Sweden Boxi
Norway Taiga
Sweden iNSaNia [C]
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Keen Gaming
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China old chicken
China 
China eLeVeN
China Kaka
China dark [C]
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Qualified Teams[edit]

Chaos Esports Club
Chaos Esports Club
Malaysia vtFαded
Finland MATUMBAMAN
Germany KheZu
Bosnia and Herzegovina MiLAN
Denmark MISERY [C]
Europe Qualifier
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Natus Vincere
Natus Vincere
Ukraine Crystallize
Ukraine MagicaL
Kyrgyzstan Blizzy
Kyrgyzstan Zayac
Russia SoNNeikO [C]
CIS Qualifier
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Royal Never Give Up
Royal Never Give Up
China Monet
China Setsu
China Flyby
China LaNm
Malaysia ah fu [C]
China Qualifier
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Newbee1
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Pakistan YawaR
United States CCnC
United States Sneyking
United States MSS
Sweden pieliedie [C]
North America Qualifier
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Mineski
Mineski
Bulgaria Nikobaby
Malaysia Moon
Australia kpii
Philippines Bimbo
Philippines ninjaboogie [C]
Southeast Asia Qualifier
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Infamous
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Peru K1
Peru Chris Luck
Bolivia Wisper
Peru Scofield
Peru Stinger [C]
South America Qualifier
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1 Ex-Forward Gaming Forward Gaming players were picked up by Newbee Newbee.[1]

Results[edit]

Open Qualifiers[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

In the Group Stage, teams are divided into two groups of nine and compete in a best-of-two round robin tournament. The top four teams (in green) advance to the upper bracket of the main event, the lower four teams (in yellow) advance to the lower brackets, and the team in last place (in red) is eliminated.


Group A[edit]

Group A
Pos
Team
W
D
L
P
1. PSG.LGD PSG.LGD 5 3 0 13p
2. Team Secret Team Secret 4 3 1 11p
3. Newbee Newbee 2 5 1 9p
4. TNC Predator TNC Predator 2 5 1 9p
5. Mineski Mineski 2 4 2 8p
6. Alliance Alliance 1 6 1 8p
7. Team Liquid Team Liquid 2 2 4 6p
8. Keen Gaming Keen Gaming 2 1 5 5p
9. Chaos Esports Club Chaos Esports Club 0 3 5 3p
Alliance Chaos Esports Club Keen Gaming Mineski Newbee PSG.LGD Team Liquid Team Secret TNC Predator
Alliance 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1
Chaos Esports Club 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1
Keen Gaming 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
Mineski 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0
Newbee 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1
PSG.LGD 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1
Team Liquid 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
Team Secret 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1
TNC Predator 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1

Group B[edit]

Group B
Pos
Team
W
D
L
P
1. OG OG 6 2 0 14p
2. Vici Gaming Vici Gaming 4 3 1 11p
2. Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 3 3 2 9p
4. Virtus.pro Virtus.pro 3 2 3 8p
5. Fnatic Fnatic 3 1 4 7p
6. Natus Vincere Natus Vincere 2 3 3 7p
6. Infamous Infamous 1 5 2 7p
9. Royal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up 2 2 4 6p
8. Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas 0 3 5 3p
Evil Geniuses Fnatic Infamous Natus Vincere Ninjas in Pyjamas OG Royal Never Give Up Vici Gaming Virtus.pro
Evil Geniuses 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1
Fnatic 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2
Infamous 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2
Natus Vincere 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0
Ninjas in Pyjamas 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2
OG 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0
Royal Never Give Up 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-1
Vici Gaming 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0
Virtus.pro 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2

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Main Event[edit]

The Main Event is a double-elimination tournament with the top four teams from each group starting in the upper bracket, whilst the bottom four teams start in the lower bracket. Matches in the first round of the lower bracket are best-of-one, while the grand finals are best-of-five. All other matches are best-of-three. Click here to update.


  Lower Bracket Round 1 (Bo1) Upper Bracket Round 1 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Round 2 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Round 3 (Bo3) Upper Bracket Round 2 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Round 4 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Round 5 (Bo3) Upper Bracket Finals (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Finals (Bo3)
Grand Finals (Bo5)
                                                       
  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD 2
  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro 0
  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD 2
  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming 0
  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming 2
  TNC Predator TNC Predator 1
  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD 1
  OG OG 2
  OG OG 2
  Newbee Newbee 0
  OG OG 2
  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 1
  Team Secret Team Secret 1
  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 2
  OG OG Champion 3
  Team Liquid Team Liquid 1
  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro 0
  Alliance Alliance 0
  Royal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up 2   Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 0
  Royal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up 1   Royal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up 0
  Team Liquid Team Liquid 2
  Team Liquid Team Liquid 2
  TNC Predator TNC Predator 0
  Fnatic Fnatic 0   PSG.LGD PSG.LGD 1
  Team Liquid Team Liquid 2   Team Liquid Team Liquid 2
  Team Liquid Team Liquid 1   Team Liquid Team Liquid 2
  Team Secret Team Secret 0
  Newbee Newbee 1
  Infamous Infamous 1
  Infamous Infamous 2   Vici Gaming Vici Gaming 0
  Keen Gaming Keen Gaming 0   Infamous Infamous 0
  Team Secret Team Secret 2
  Team Secret Team Secret 2
  Team Secret Team Secret 2
  Mineski Mineski 1
  Mineski Mineski 1
  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere 0

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Prize Allocation[edit]

As with previous Internationals, the winning team is also awarded the Aegis of Champions.
Final Prize Pool: $34,292,599 USD
Place Team Winnings Percent
A11st  OG OG
Europe
$15,603,133 45.5%
A22nd  Team Liquid Team Liquid
Europe
$4,458,038 13%
A33rd  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD
China
$3,086,334 9%
A44th  Team Secret Team Secret
Europe
$2,057,556 6%
A55th - 6th  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming
China
$1,200,241 3.5%
A55th - 6th  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
United States
$1,200,241 3.5%
A77th - 8th  Infamous Infamous
Peru
$857,315 2.5%
A77th - 8th  Royal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up
China
$857,315 2.5%
A99th - 12th  Mineski Mineski
Philippines
$685,852 2%
A99th - 12th  Newbee Newbee
China
$685,852 2%
A99th - 12th  TNC Predator TNC Predator
Philippines
$685,852 2%
A99th - 12th  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
Russia
$685,852 2%
B313th - 16th  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
Ukraine
$514,389 1.5%
B313th - 16th  Keen Gaming Keen Gaming
China
$514,389 1.5%
B313th - 16th  Fnatic Fnatic
Malaysia
$514,389 1.5%
B313th - 16th  Alliance Alliance
Sweden
$514,389 1.5%
B717th - 18th  Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas
Sweden
$85,731 0.25%
B717th - 18th  Chaos Esports Club Chaos Esports Club
United States
$85,731 0.25%
Crowdfunding
25% The International 2019 Battle Pass
25% The International 2019 Battle Pass - Level 50
25% The International 2019 Battle Pass - Level 100
25% The International 2019 - 5 Battle Pass Levels
25% The International 2019 - 11 Battle Pass Levels
25% The International 2019 - 24 Battle Pass Levels
25% Collector's Cache 2019
25% Collector's Cache II 2019
25% Battle Level Bundle 2019

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Announcement 🎙️ Acquisition of a former Forward Gaming lineup". Newbee on Twitter. 2019-07-25. Retrieved 2019-07-25.