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Tournaments are competitive events featuring professional and amateur teams from around the world. Most tournaments are divided into two separate phases: Qualifiers, where teams play against each other to grab a spot at the tournament; and the Main Event, where qualified teams play in either single or double-elimination brackets to become the tournament's champions.

Additionally, tournaments can be distributed among three main groups: Premier tournaments, or those which generally include a significant prize pool and LAN Finals broadcasted live; Minor tournaments, or those which are mostly played online-only by regional teams with a significantly smaller prize pool; and the Majors, which are three Valve-sponsored tournaments plus The International, all of which feature huge prize pools, compendiums, merchandise, and more.

Although all tournaments include a base prize pool, most premier tournaments (as well as some selected minor tournaments) increase their prize pool through the sale of tournament bundles, item sets, treasure chests and compendiums. Valve-sponsored tournaments usually include the release of special Immortal items that can only be obtained during the event by buying either the compendium or selected merchandise during the LAN Finals.

As of 2015, there is no other game featuring as many tournaments as Dota 2. The game's flagship annual championship, The International, is the biggest tournament to ever take place in esports with a collective prize pool of more than US$30 million throughout five editions.

Recent and Upcoming Tournaments[edit]

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Majors[edit]

SM16 logo.png Kiev Major 2017
Kiev 2017.jpg
30 April 2017
$3,000,000
Champion OG OG
Medal icon 2.png Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
Medal icon 3.png Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
TheInternationalSmall.png The International 2017
Minibanner The International 2017.png
12 August 2017
$24,787,916
Champion Team Liquid Team Liquid
Medal icon 2.png Newbee Newbee
Medal icon 3.png LGD.Forever Young LGD.Forever Young
Esl one small.png ESL One Hamburg 2017
ESL One Hamburg 2017.png
26 October 2017
$1,000,000
Champion Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
Medal icon 2.png Team Secret Team Secret
Medal icon 3.png Team Liquid Team Liquid
Newbee Newbee
Tournament icon DreamLeague.png DreamLeague Season 8
DreamLeague Season 8.jpg
1 December 2017
$1,000,000
Champion Team Secret Team Secret
Medal icon 2.png Team Liquid Team Liquid
Medal icon 3.png Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Tournament icon Epicenter.png EPICENTER XL
Minibanner EPICENTER 2016.png
27 April 2018
$1,000,000
Champion PSG.LGD PSG.LGD
Medal icon 2.png Team Liquid Team Liquid
Medal icon 3.png FlyToMoon FlyToMoon
Tournament icon China Dota2 Supermajor.png China Dota2 Supermajor
Tournament logo China Dota2 Supermajor.png
2 June 2018
$1,500,000
Champion Team Liquid Team Liquid
Medal icon 2.png Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
Medal icon 3.png PSG.LGD PSG.LGD

Premium tournaments[edit]

Finished[edit]

Tournament icon DreamLeague.png DreamLeague Season 7
DreamLeague Season 7.jpg
21 July 2017
$243,000
Champion Team Liquid Team Liquid
Medal icon 2.png Planet Odd Planet Odd
Medal icon 3.png Team Secret Team Secret
Tournament icon The Final Match.png The Final Match 2017
Cosmetic icon The Final Match 2017 Ticket.png
7 July 2017
$50,000
Champion Alliance Alliance
Medal icon 2.png SG e-sports SG e-sports
Medal icon 3.png Team Spirit Team Spirit
Tournament icon MarsTV Dota 2 League.png Mars Dota 2 League 2017
Minibanner Mars Dota 2 League 2017.jpg
5 July 2017
$250,000
Champion PSG.LGD PSG.LGD
Medal icon 2.png LGD.Forever Young LGD.Forever Young
Medal icon 3.png Newbee Newbee
Tournament icon BeyondTheSummit.png Dota Summit 7
The Summit 7.png
14 June 2017
$100,000
Champion Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
Medal icon 2.png Team Secret Team Secret
Medal icon 3.png PSG.LGD PSG.LGD
Main Page icon Placeholder.png Galaxy Battles
Minibanner Galaxy Battles .jpeg
14 June 2017
$150,000
Champion Newbee Newbee
Medal icon 2.png Planet Odd Planet Odd
Medal icon 3.png TNC Pro Team TNC Pro Team
Tournament icon Epicenter.png EPICENTER 2017
Minibanner EPICENTER 2016.png
9 June 2017
$500,000
Champion Team Liquid Team Liquid
Medal icon 2.png Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Medal icon 3.png Team Secret Team Secret
LGD.Forever Young LGD.Forever Young
Zotac icon small.png ZOTAC Cup Masters
Minibanner ZOTAC Cup Masters.jpg
30 May 2017
$100,000
Champion Newbee Newbee
Medal icon 2.png Team NP Team NP
Medal icon 3.png iG Vitality iG Vitality
Fnatic Fnatic
The Masters.png The Manila Masters
Manila Masters.jpg
26 May 2017
$250,000
Champion Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Medal icon 2.png Newbee Newbee
Medal icon 3.png Team NP Team NP
Starladderlogo small.png SL i-League Invitational S2
Minibanner StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 2.jpg
18 May 2017
$100,000
Champion Team Liquid Team Liquid
Medal icon 2.png TNC Pro Team TNC Pro Team
Medal icon 3.png Newbee Newbee
Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
Moonduck icon.png Mr. Cat Invitational Europe
Mr Cat Invitational Europe.png
18 May 2017
$50,000
Champion Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
Medal icon 2.png Team Empire Team Empire
Medal icon 3.png Team Secret Team Secret
Tournament icon DAC.png Asia Championships 2017
DAC 2017 Logo.jpg
4 April 2017
$500,000
Champion Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
Medal icon 2.png OG OG
Medal icon 3.png Newbee Newbee
Starladderlogo small.png SL i-League StarSeries S3
StarLadder i-League Season 3.png
26 February 2017
$300,000
Champion Team Liquid Team Liquid
Medal icon 2.png VGJ.Thunder VGJ.Thunder
Medal icon 3.png OG OG
TNC Pro Team TNC Pro Team
Moonduck icon.png Elimination Mode 3.0
Elimination Mode 3.jpg
11 February 2017
$25,000
Champion OG OG
Medal icon 2.png compLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
Medal icon 3.png Team Onyx Team Onyx
Alliance Alliance
Tournament icon Dotapit.png Dota Pit League Season 5
Dota Pit League Season 5.jpg
22 January 2017
$125,000+
Champion Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Medal icon 2.png OG OG
Medal icon 3.png Team Faceless Team Faceless
Tournament icon World Electronic Sports Games.png WESG 2016
WESG 2016.PNG
15 January 2017
$1,500,000
Champion TNC Pro Team TNC Pro Team
Medal icon 2.png Cloud9 Cloud9
Medal icon 3.png Alliance Alliance
Esl one small.png ESL One Genting 2017
ESL One Genting 2017.png
8 January 2017
$250,000
Champion Digital Chaos Digital Chaos
Medal icon 2.png Newbee Newbee
Medal icon 3.png Wings Gaming Wings Gaming
China Top 2016
China Top 2016.png
17 December 2016
¥1,600,000
Champion Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Medal icon 2.png Newbee Newbee
Medal icon 3.png Digital Chaos Digital Chaos
Wings Gaming Wings Gaming
Tournament icon World Cyber Arena 2015.png World Cyber Arena 2016
WCA 2016.png
16 December 2016
$1,500,000
Champion iG Vitality iG Vitality
Medal icon 2.png Vici Gaming Vici Gaming
Medal icon 3.png We Are Young We Are Young
FM15 logo.png Boston Major 2016
Minibanner Dota 2 Major Fall 2016.png
December 2016
$3,000,000
Champion OG OG
Medal icon 2.png Ad Finem Ad Finem
Medal icon 3.png Digital Chaos Digital Chaos
Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Tournament icon DreamLeague.png DreamLeague Season 6
DreamLeague Season 6.png
26 November 2016
$185,000
Champion Team Liquid Team Liquid
Medal icon 2.png Escape Gaming Escape Gaming
Medal icon 3.png Alliance Alliance
Tournament icon BeyondTheSummit.png The Summit 6
The Summit 6.png
20 November 2016
$100,000
Champion Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
Medal icon 2.png OG OG
Medal icon 3.png Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Main Page icon Placeholder.png ROG MASTERS
ROG MASTERS.png
13 November 2016
$100,000
Champion Team Secret Team Secret
Medal icon 2.png Execration Execration
Medal icon 3.png EHOME.X EHOME.X
Mineski Mineski
Northern Arena icon.png NA BEAT Invitational
Northern Arena BEAT Invitational.jpg
13 November 2016
$100,000
Champion Wings Gaming Wings Gaming
Medal icon 2.png Team NP Team NP
Medal icon 3.png EHOME EHOME
Tournament icon MarsTV Dota 2 League.png MarsTV Dota 2 League Autumn
MDL Autumn 2016.png
2 October 2016
$250,000
Champion Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Medal icon 2.png Newbee Newbee
Medal icon 3.png OG OG
MPGLS7.png MPGL SEA Championship
MPGL Southeast Asian Championship.png
11 September 2016
$50,000
Champion Execration Execration
Medal icon 2.png MVP Phoenix MVP Phoenix
Medal icon 3.png Mineski Mineski


Past Tournaments[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2011-2014[edit]

Major[edit]

Minor[edit]