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The International

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[e][h]The International
Series Information
Location:
Germany Cologne 2011
United States Seattle 2012-2017
Canada Vancouver 2018
China Shanghai 2019
Romania Bucharest 2021
Singapore Singapore 2022
Start Date:
2011-08-17
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The International, often abbreviated as TI, is an annual tournament organized by Valve. In 2015 Valve increased their number of hosted events, founding the Dota Major Championships which incorporates The International into its structure. The International remains the biggest and most prestigious event on the Dota Pro Circuit.

The first International was held in Cologne, Germany, during the trade show Gamescom 2011, in order to unveil Dota 2 to worldwide audiences. It drew attention due to its staggering $1.6 million USD prize pool, the highest prize pool of any single esports tournament at that time.

Since 2013, the Dota 2 community has been able to contribute to the prize pool by purchasing the Battle Pass where 25% of the sale goes to the prize pool. The prize pool surpassed $10 million in 2014, $20 million in 2016, $30 million in 2019 and $40 million in 2021.

The International was held in Seattle, Washington for six years from 2012 to 2017. In 2018, The International was held in Vancouver, Canada. In 2019, The International was held in Shanghai, China, the prize pool surpassed $34 million, making it the largest prize pool for any single esports tournament until it was surpassed by The International 2021 where it had a $40 million prize pool.

The tenth International was originally scheduled to take place in Stockholm, Sweden in 2020, but was delayed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was then relocated to take place in Bucharest, Romania due to potential problems with COVID-19 related restrictions in Sweden. The International 2022 was held in Singapore, and with $18 million prize pool it was the first time prize pool was smaller than at the previous International.

Currently The International has been held in North America, Western Europe, China, and Southeast Asia.

Tournaments[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 15 - 30, 2022
$18,930,775
20 teams
Singapore Singapore
Oct 07 - 17, 2021
$40,018,195
18 teams
Romania Bucharest, Romania
Aug 15 - 25, 2019
$34,330,068
18 teams
China Shanghai, China
 OGOG OG
Aug 15 - 25, 2018
$25,532,177
18 teams
Canada Vancouver, Canada
 OGOG OG
Aug 02 - 12, 2017
$24,787,916
18 teams
United States Seattle, United States
Aug 02 - 13, 2016
$20,770,460
16 teams
United States Seattle, United States
 Digital ChaosDigital Chaos DC
Jul 27 - Aug 08, 2015
$18,429,613
16 teams
United States Seattle, United States
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 CDEC GamingCDEC Gaming CDEC
Jul 08 - 21, 2014
$10,923,977
19 teams
United States Seattle, United States
 Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
Aug 02 - 11, 2013
$2,874,380
16 teams
United States Seattle, United States
 AllianceAlliance [A]
Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2012
$1,600,000
16 teams
United States Seattle, United States
 Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming iG
Aug 17 - 21, 2011
$1,600,000
16 teams
Germany Cologne, Germany

Prize Pool[edit]

The base prize pool is $1,600,000 USD.

Tournament Date Prize Pool % Of Previous Prize Pool Contributed Prize Pool % Increased From Base Fundraising Days Average Per Day
The International 2011 2011.08.17-2011.08.21 $1,600,000 - - - - -
The International 2012 2012.08.26-2012.09.02 $1,600,000 100% - - - -
The International 2013 2013.08.03-2013.08.11 $2,874,380 179.649% $1,274,380 79.649% 98 $13,004
The International 2014 2014.07.08-2014.07.21 $10,923,977 380.046% $9,323,977 582.749% 73 $127,726
The International 2015 2015.07.27-2015.08.08 $18,429,613 168.708% $16,829,613 1,051.851% 101 $166,630
The International 2016 2016.08.03-2016.08.13 $20,770,460 112.702% $19,170,460 1,198.154% 89 $215,398
The International 2017 2017.08.07-2017.08.12 $24,787,916 119.342% $23,187,916 1,449.245% 102 $227,333
The International 2018 2018.08.15-2018.08.25 $25,532,177 103.003% $23,932,177 1,495.761% 111 $215,605
The International 2019 2019.08.15-2019.08.25 $34,330,068 134.458% $32,730,068 2,045.629% 111 $294,865
The International 2021 2021.10.07-2021.10.17 $40,018,195 116.569% $38,418,195 2,401.137% 138 $278,393
The International 2022 2022.10.15-2022.10.30 $18,930,775 47.305% $17,330,775 1,083.173% 58 $298,806
1 Percentage is rounded to three decimal place.
2 Average per day does not include the base prize pool.

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