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The International

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[e][h] The International
Series Information
Organizer:
Locations:
Germany Cologne  (2011)
United States Seattle  (2012-2017)
Canada Vancouver  (2018)
China Shanghai  (2019)
Romania Bucharest  (2021)
Inaugurated:
August 17, 2011
Links

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 Major Championship circuit.

The first International was held in Cologne, Germany, during the trade show Gamescom, in order to unveil Dota 2 to worldwide audiences. It drew attention due to its staggering $1.6 million USD prize pool (with $1 million for the champion). 16 teams were invited to play for the title.

In 2012 The International moved to Seattle, Washington. The prize pool remained at $1.6 million USD. Only 14 teams were invited; two additional slots were awarded to the winners of regional qualifiers.

Since 2013, the Dota 2 community has been able to contribute to the prize pool. The total prize of The International 2013 grew to $2.8 million USD. The prize pool surpassed $10 million in 2014 and $20 million in 2016.

In 2018, after six years in Seattle, 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 2020.

The International 10 was originally scheduled to take place in Stockholm, Sweden in 2020, but was delayed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, the event was relocated to take place in Bucharest, Romania due to potential problems with COVID-19 related restrictions in Sweden.

Tournaments[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
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]

Tournament Date Prize Pool % Of Previous Year Fundraising Days Average Amount Per Day1
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 $2,874,380 179.6% 98 $13,004
The International 2014 2014.07.08-2014.07.21 $10,923,977 380.4% 73 $127,726
The International 2015 2015.07.27-2015.08.08 $18,429,613 168.7% 101 $166,630
The International 2016 2016.08.03-2016.08.13 $20,770,460 112.7% 90 $213,005
The International 2017 2017.08.07-2017.08.12 $24,787,916 119.3% 101 $229,583
The International 2018 2018.08.15-2018.08.25 $25,532,177 103% 110 $217,565
The International 2019 2019.08.15-2019.08.25 $34,330,068 134.4% 110 $297,546
The International 10 2021.10.07-2021.10.17 $40,018,195 116.5% 137 $349,256
1 This average does not include Valve's $1,600,000 base prize pool

Team participation[edit]

As of 2021, 75 different teams have appeared in the group stages of The International.

The first International was exclusively invitational, in 2012 Valve implemented the qualifying phase. In following years the number of qualification spots increased, and the number of invitations decreased. Since 2018 there have been no direct invites, instead the teams most successful in Dota Pro Circuit qualify directly, with the rest having a chance qualify through regional qualifiers.

Qualifying[edit]

INV Directly invited to the tournament
DPC Directly qualified via DPC ranking
MQ Qualified - started from the main qualifier phase
OQ Qualified - started from the open qualifier phase
wc Qualified as a wild card
- Didn't participate
Participation spreadsheet by team
Team TI 1 TI 2 TI 3 TI 4 TI 5 TI 6 TI 7 TI 8 TI 9 TI 10
INV(DPC)/
Total
16/16 14/16 13/16 11/16 10/16 6/16 6/18 8/18 12/18 12/18
PSG.LGDPSG.LGD - INV MQ MQ INV INV MQ DPC DPC DPC
Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming INV INV INV INV INV - INV MQ - DPC
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses - INV - INV INV OQ INV OQ DPC DPC
FnaticFnatic Z8- Z8- INV INV INV MQ MQ MQ DPC MQ
Natus VincereNatus Vincere INV INV INV INV MQ INV Z8- Z8- MQ -
Team LiquidTeam Liquid Z8- Z8- INV MQ - INV INV DPC DPC -
Virtus.proVirtus.pro Z8- Z8- INV - INV - INV DPC DPC DPC
NewbeeNewbee Z8- Z8- Z8- INV INV INV INV DPC MQ5 -
Team SecretTeam Secret Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- INV OQ MQ DPC DPC DPC
AllianceAlliance Z8- Z8- INV INV - MQ Z8- Z8- DPC DPC
Vici GamingVici Gaming Z8- Z8- Z8- INV INV Z8- Z8- DPC DPC DPC
OGOG Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- INV INV OQ DPC MQ
EHOMEEHOME INV INV Z8- Z8- MQ MQwc Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
TNC PredatorTNC Predator Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ MQ MQ DPC -
MineskiMineski INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC MQ -
Team DKTeam DK - INV INV INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
mousesportsmousesports - INV MQ MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Cloud9Cloud9 Z8- Z8- Z8- INV INV - MQ2 Z8- Z8- Z8-
Team EmpireTeam Empire Z8- Z8- Z8- INV INV - MQ Z8- Z8- Z8-
Chaos Esports ClubChaos Esports Club Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ MQ - MQ -
Moscow FiveMoscow Five INV INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
MUFCMUFC INV - INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Orange EsportsOrange Esports - INV INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Team ZenithTeam Zenith - INV INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming - INV Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
TongFuTongFu - MQ INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
MVP PhoenixMVP Phoenix Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQwc INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INF.UESPORTSINF.UESPORTS Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ - MQ -
Scythe GamingScythe Gaming INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
MiTHMiTH INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Nirvana.intNirvana.int INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Virus GamingVirus Gaming INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
TYLOOTYLOO INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
GosuGamersGosuGamers INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Next EvolutionNext Evolution INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
OK.Nirvana.cnOK.Nirvana.cn INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Storm Games ClanStorm Games Clan INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Absolute LegendsAbsolute Legends - INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Counter Logic GamingCounter Logic Gaming - INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
DarerDarer - INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Mortal TeamworkMortal Teamwork - MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas - - INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
LGD.intLGD.int - - INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
RattleSnakeRattleSnake - - MQwc Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
TitanTitan Z8- Z8- Z8- INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Arrow GamingArrow Gaming Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Na`Vi North AmericaNa`Vi North America Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
MVP HOT6ixMVP HOT6ix Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
CDEC GamingCDEC Gaming Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQwc Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
VG.RebornVG.Reborn Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Wings GamingWings Gaming Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Escape GamingEscape Gaming Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQwc Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
iG VitalityiG Vitality Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8-
LGD.Forever YoungLGD.Forever Young Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8-
ExecrationExecration Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ Z8- Z8- Z8-
HellRaisersHellRaisers Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ3 Z8- Z8- Z8-
VGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC - -
OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ - -
Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ4 - -
paiN GamingpaiN Gaming Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ - -
Team SerenityTeam Serenity Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ - -
VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ - -
Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC -
Keen GamingKeen Gaming Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC -
Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ -
Quincy CrewQuincy Crew Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC
T1T1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC
Team AsterTeam Aster Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC
beastcoastbeastcoast Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC
Thunder PredatorThunder Predator Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC
SG esportsSG esports Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ
Team SpiritTeam Spirit Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ
Team UndyingTeam Undying Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ
ElephantElephant Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ

Results by year[edit]

  • WC: Qualified for the Wild Card phase, but not qualified for the Group Stage.
  • NQ: Not Qualified from qualifiers/open qualifiers.
  •   -  : No participate (not established, disbanded, inactive/etc.).
Team TA. TI 1 TI 2 TI 3 TI 4 TI 5 TI 6 TI 7 TI 8 TI 9 TI10
OGOG A11st A99-12 5 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A99-12 A77-8 A11st A11st A77-8
Natus VincereNatus Vincere A11st Z7NQ 7 (10) A11st A22nd A22nd A77-8 B313-16 B313-16 Z7NQ Z7NQ B313-16 Z7NQ
Team LiquidTeam Liquid A11st Z7NQ 6 (7) Z8- Z8- A77-8 A99-10 Z8- A77-8 A11st A44th A22nd Z7NQ
NewbeeNewbee A11st B313-16 6 Z8- Z8- Z8- A11st B313-16 A99-12 A22nd B313-16 A99-125 Z8-
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses A11st Z7NQ 8 (9) Z8- A99-12 Z7NQ A33rd A11st A33rd A99-12 A33rd A55-6 A99-12
Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming A11st Z7NQ 8 (10) A55-6 A11st A55-6 A77-8 A99-12 Z7NQ A55-6 B717-18 Z7NQ A44th
AllianceAlliance A11st Z7NQ 5 (8) Z8- Z8- A11st B111-12 Z7NQ A99-12 Z7NQ Z7NQ B313-16 A99-12
Wings GamingWings Gaming A11st Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ A11st Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Team SpiritTeam Spirit A11st Z7NQ 1 (5) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ A11st
PSG.LGDPSG.LGD A22nd A99-12 9 Z8- A33rd A99-12 A55-6 A33rd A99-12 A44th A22nd A33rd A22nd
Vici GamingVici Gaming A22nd Z7NQ 5 (8) Z8- Z8- Z7NQ A22nd A44th Z7NQ Z7NQ A99-12 A55-6 A55-6
EHOMEEHOME A22nd Z7NQ 4 (8) A22nd A55-6 Z8- Z8- A55-6 A55-6 Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ
Chaos Esports ClubChaos Esports Club A22nd B717-18 3 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A22nd A99-12 Z8- B717-18 Z8-
CDEC GamingCDEC Gaming A22nd Z7NQ 1 (6) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A22nd Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ
Team SecretTeam Secret A33rd B313-16 6 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A77-8 B313-16 A99-12 A55-6 A44th A33rd
Orange EsportsOrange Esports A33rd Z7NQ 2 (3) Z8- A77-8 A33rd Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Scythe GamingScythe Gaming A33rd Z7NQ 1 (2) A33rd Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
LGD.Forever YoungLGD.Forever Young A33rd Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A33rd Z7NQ Z8- Z8-
Team DKTeam DK A44th Z7NQ 3 (4) Z8- A44th A55-6 A44th Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
FnaticFnatic A44th B717-18 8 Z8- Z8- A77-8 B313-14 B313-16 A44th B717-18 B313-16 B313-16 A99-12
TongFuTongFu A44th Z7NQ 2 (5) Z8- A77-8 A44th Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers A44th Z7NQ 1 (2) A44th Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Virtus.proVirtus.pro A55-6 Z7NQ 6 (9) Z8- Z7NQ B313-16 I1WC A55-6 Z7NQ A55-6 A55-6 A99-12 A55-6
Cloud9Cloud9 A55-6 B313-16 3 Z8- Z8- Z8- A55-6 A99-12 Z8- B313-162 Z8- Z8- Z8-
Team ZenithTeam Zenith A55-6 A99-12 2 Z8- A55-6 A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
MVP PhoenixMVP Phoenix A55-6 I1WC 2 (3) Z8- Z8- Z8- I1WC A77-8 A55-6 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Moscow FiveMoscow Five A55-6 B313-16 2 A55-6 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
TNC PredatorTNC Predator A77-8 Z7NQ 4 (6) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ A77-8 A99-12 B313-16 A99-12 Z7NQ
Team EmpireTeam Empire A77-8 Z7NQ 3 (8) Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-14 A99-12 Z7NQ A77-8 Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ
INF.UESPORTSINF.UESPORTS A77-8 Z7NQ 2 (5) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16 Z7NQ A77-8 Z7NQ
Nirvana.intNirvana.int A77-8 A77-8 1 A77-8 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
MiTHMiTH A77-8 Z7NQ 1 (4) A77-8 Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming A77-8 A77-8 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A77-8 Z8- Z8-
VGJ.StormVGJ.Storm A77-8 A77-8 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A77-8 Z8- Z8-
Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up A77-8 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A77-8 Z7NQ
T1T1 A77-8 A77-8 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A77-8
TitanTitan A99-10 A99-10 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- A99-10 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
MineskiMineski A99-12 Z7NQ 3 (9) A99-12 Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ A99-12 A99-12 Z8-
MUFCMUFC A99-12 B313-16 2 A99-12 Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming A99-12 Z7NQ 2 (6) Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- A99-12 I1WC Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z8-
Virus GamingVirus Gaming A99-12 A99-12 1 A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
TYLOOTYLOO A99-12 A99-12 1 A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Counter Logic GamingCounter Logic Gaming A99-12 A99-12 1 Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
DarerDarer A99-12 A99-12 1 Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
LGD.intLGD.int A99-12 A99-12 1 Z8- Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas A99-12 A99-12 1 Z8- Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Quincy CrewQuincy Crew A99-12 A99-12 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A99-12
Team SerenityTeam Serenity A99-12 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A99-12 Z7NQ Z8-
Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team A99-12 Z7NQ 1 (3) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A99-124 Z7NQ Z7NQ
mousesportsmousesports B111-12 Z7NQ 3 (5) Z8- B313-16 B313-16 B111-12 Z7NQ Z8- Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8-
GosuGamersGosuGamers B313-16 B313-16 1 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Next EvolutionNext Evolution B313-16 B313-16 1 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
OK.Nirvana.cnOK.Nirvana.cn B313-16 B313-16 1 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Storm Games ClanStorm Games Clan B313-16 B313-16 1 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Mortal TeamworkMortal Teamwork B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
RattleSnakeRattleSnake B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
VG.RebornVG.Reborn B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Escape GamingEscape Gaming B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
ElephantElephant B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B313-16
Team UndyingTeam Undying B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B313-16
Absolute LegendsAbsolute Legends B313-16 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- B313-16 Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
MVP HOT6ixMVP HOT6ix B313-16 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B313-16 Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
VGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder B313-16 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16 Z8- Z8-
Keen GamingKeen Gaming B313-16 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16 Z8-
Team AsterTeam Aster B313-16 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16
beastcoastbeastcoast B313-16 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16
iG VitalityiG Vitality B313-16 Z7NQ 1 (5) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16 Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ
ExecrationExecration B313-16 Z7NQ 1 (7) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z7NQ I1WC B313-16 Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ
Arrow GamingArrow Gaming B515-16 B515-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- B515-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Na`Vi North AmericaNa`Vi North America B515-16 B515-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- B515-161 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
HellRaisersHellRaisers B717-18 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z8- B717-183 Z8- Z8- Z8-
paiN GamingpaiN Gaming B717-18 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B717-18 Z7NQ Z8-
Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas B717-18 Z7NQ 1 (2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- B717-18 Z8-
Thunder PredatorThunder Predator B717-18 Z7NQ 1 (3) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z7NQ B717-18
SG e-sportsSG e-sports B717-18 Z7NQ 1 (4) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ B717-18
CIS GameCIS Game I1WC I1WC 0 (1) Z8- Z8- Z8- I1WC Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Team ArchonTeam Archon I1WC I1WC 0 (1) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- I1WC Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming I1WC Z7NQ 0 (2) Z8- Z7NQ I1WC Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Vega SquadronVega Squadron I1WC Z7NQ 0 (5) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- I1WC Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z8-
1 TI 4 - Na`Vi North America signed the roster of North American Rejects.
2 TI 7 - Cloud9 signed the roster of Team NP.
3 TI 7 - HellRaisers signed the roster of Planet Dog.
4 TI 8 - Winstrike Team signed the the roster of FlyToMoon.
5 TI 9 - Newbee signed the the roster of former Forward Gaming.

Player participation[edit]

Most Tournament Appearances[edit]

PlayerTA.TI 1TI 2TI 3TI 4TI 5TI 6TI 7TI 8TI 9TI 10
EstoniaPuppey10Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam Secret
Singaporeiceiceice9Scythe GamingScythe GamingScythe GamingTeam ZenithTeam ZenithTeam ZenithTeam ZenithTeam ZenithTeam ZenithTeam DKTeam DKTeam DKVici GamingVici GamingVici GamingEHOMEEHOMEEHOMEMineskiMineskiMineskiFnaticFnaticFnaticEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
GermanyKuroKy9GosuGamersGosuGamersGosuGamersMousesportsmousesportsmousesportsNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereNatus VincereTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidTeam Liquid
ChinaLaNm9EHOMEEHOMEEHOMEEHOMEEHOMEEHOMERattleSnakeRattleSnakeRattleSnakeTeam DKTeam DKTeam DKEHOMEEHOMEEHOMEEHOMEEHOMEEHOMEVici GamingVici GamingVici GamingRoyal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give UpTeam AsterTeam AsterTeam Aster
Macaoddc8Invictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingPSG.LGDLGD GamingLGD GamingPSG.LGDLGD GamingLGD GamingPSG.LGDLGD GamingLGD GamingEHOMEEHOMEEHOMEVici Gaming RebornVG.RebornVG.RebornLGD.Forever YoungLGD.Forever YoungLGD.Forever YoungVGJ.ThunderVGJ.ThunderVGJ.Thunder
IsraelFly8FnaticFnaticFnaticFnaticFnaticFnaticComplexity GamingcompLexity GamingcompLexity GamingOGOGOGOGOGOGEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
DenmarkN0tail8FnaticFnaticFnaticFnaticFnaticFnaticCloud9Cloud9Cloud9OGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOG
Swedens48AllianceAllianceAllianceAllianceAllianceAllianceTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretAllianceAllianceAllianceOGOGOGEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesAllianceAllianceAlliance
CanadaArteezy7Evil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
ChinaFaith7TYLOOTYLOOTYLOOInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingInvictus GamingNewbeeNewbeeNewbeeNewbeeNewbeeNewbee
GermanyFata7MousesportsmousesportsmousesportsMousesportsmousesportsmousesportsCloud9Cloud9Cloud9Team LiquidTeam LiquidTeam LiquidCloud9Cloud9Cloud9Team SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas
DenmarkMISERY7Meet Your MakersMeet Your MakersMeet Your MakersCounter Logic GamingCounter Logic GamingCounter Logic GamingLGD.intLGD InternationalLGD InternationalMousesportsmousesportsmousesportsCloud9Cloud9Cloud9Chaos Esports ClubDigital ChaosDigital ChaosChaos Esports ClubChaos Esports ClubChaos Esports Club
United StatesUNiVeRsE7Evil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesTeam DignitasTeam DignitasTeam DignitasEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesFnaticFnaticFnatic
Swedenzai7Evil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesEvil GeniusesOpTic GamingOpTic GamingOpTic GamingTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam SecretTeam Secret
See here for the complete list.

All Time Records[edit]

Player Statistics
All Stages Main Event Grand Final
Games Played Games Won Games Played Games Won Games Played Games Won
Germany KuroKy 170 Germany KuroKy 96 Germany KuroKy 62 Germany KuroKy 33 Ukraine Dendi 12 Australia ana 6
Estonia Puppey 169 Estonia Puppey 92 Estonia Puppey 61 Estonia Puppey 31 Germany KuroKy 12 France Ceb 6
Macau ddc 155 Macau ddc 88 China Super 53 China Super 31 Estonia Puppey 12 Finland JerAx 6
United States UNiVeRsE 144 China Super 84 China MMY! 46 China fy 25 Ukraine XBOCT 12 Germany KuroKy 6
China Faith 143 United States UNiVeRsE 83 China Faith 46 China Hao 24 Australia ana 9 Denmark N0tail 6
Singapore iceiceice 133 China Faith 81 China Yao 42 China Faith 24 France Ceb 9 Finland Topson 6
China LaNm 132 China Yao 80 Macau ddc 41 Ukraine Dendi 22 China Faith_bian 9 Estonia Puppey 5
China Super 126 China xiao8 78 Ukraine Dendi 41 Ukraine XBOCT 22 China fy 9 Ukraine Dendi 5
China Yao 126 China Sylar 73 Singapore iceiceice 41 Sweden s4 22 Finland JerAx 9 Ukraine XBOCT 5
China Hao 124 China LaNm 71 China Sylar 41 China Somnus丶M 22 Denmark N0tail 9 China Faith_bian 5
Finland Topson 9 China y` 5
China y` 9 3 players 4

*All Stages and Main Event updated as of The International 2018
*Grand Final Records updated as of The International 10

Participants by nation[edit]

Nation/Region TI1 TI2 TI3 TI4 TI5 TI6 TI7 TI8 TI9 TI10 Total
Ap.
China China 19 23 23 21 27 21 22 27 18 22 223
Malaysia Malaysia 5 6 13 12 6 5 4 4 5 4 64
United States United States 2 7 8 10 9 8 4 6 4 3 61
Russia Russia 7 8 6 2 7 2 5 7 5 7 55
Sweden Sweden 2 4 7 9 2 11 3 4 6 4 52
Ukraine Ukraine 3 6 5 6 12 4 5 4 3 2 50
Philippines Philippines 5 - - - - 10 11 8 9 5 48
Denmark Denmark 9 3 3 2 2 4 2 3 4 2 34
Canada Canada 1 4 4 6 5 3 4 2 1 3 33
Germany Germany 3 3 6 5 2 4 3 2 4 - 32
Singapore Singapore 5 4 3 1 2 1 - 1 1 2 20
South Korea South Korea - - - - 7 5 5 - 1 1 19
Peru Peru - - - - - - 5 - 4 10 19
Finland Finland - - 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 15
France France 5 3 3 - - - - 1 1 1 14
Australia Australia - 4 - - 1 1 2 2 2 - 12
Israel Israel - - 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 11
Estonia Estonia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10
Brazil Brazil - - - - - - - 4 - 6 10
Thailand Thailand 5 - - - - - - 1 1 2 9
Pakistan Pakistan - - - - 1 1 1 2 2 2 9
Jordan Jordan - - - - - 2 2 2 2 1 9
Macau Macau 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - 8
Romania Romania 1 - - 1 1 1 - 1 1 - 6
Bulgaria Bulgaria - - - - - 1 1 1 2 1 6
Czech Republic Czech Republic 3 - - - - - - - - 1 4
Netherlands Netherlands - 2 - 1 - - - - - - 3
Belarus Belarus - - - - 1 - 1 - - 1 3
North Macedonia North Macedonia - - - - - 1 - - 1 1 3
Lebanon Lebanon - - - - - - 1 1 1 - 3
Slovakia Slovakia 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
Croatia Croatia 1 1 - - - - - - - - 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina - - - - - - 1 - 1 - 2
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan - - - - - - - - 2 - 2
Bolivia Bolivia - - - - - - - - 1 1 2
Poland Poland - - - - - - - - 1 1 2
Indonesia Indonesia - - - - - - - - - 2 2
Mexico Mexico - - - - 1 - - - - - 1
Greece Greece - - - - - - 1 - - - 1
Serbia Serbia - - - - - - 1 - - - 1
Norway Norway - - - - - - - - 1 - 1
Moldova Moldova - - - - - - - - - 1 1

Team performances[edit]

OG is the first two-time and back-to-back TI winner (2018, 2019).

Natus Vincere came closest to adding to their win in 2011 by reaching the finals in 2012 and 2013.

LGD Gaming (PSG.LGD) have placed the most times inside the top four (6 times).

Performance by rank[edit]

First Place[edit]

OGOG OG
Natus VincereNatus Vincere Natus Vincere
Team LiquidTeam Liquid Team Liquid
NewbeeNewbee Newbee
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
AllianceAlliance Alliance  -  Wings GamingWings Gaming Wings Gaming  -  Team SpiritTeam Spirit Team Spirit

Second Place[edit]

PSG.LGDPSG.LGD PSG.LGD
Vici GamingVici Gaming Vici Gaming
EHOMEEHOME EHOME  -  CDEC GamingCDEC Gaming CDEC Gaming  -  Digital ChaosDigital Chaos Digital Chaos

Third Place[edit]

Team SecretTeam Secret Team Secret
Scythe GamingScythe Gaming Scythe Gaming  -  Orange EsportsOrange Esports Orange Esports  -  LGD.Forever YoungLGD.Forever Young LGD.Forever Young

Fourth Place[edit]

Team DKTeam DK Team DK
Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Meet Your Makers  -  TongFuTongFu TongFu  -  FnaticFnatic Fnatic

Performance by region[edit]

Four different regions have provided a winning team: China, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and North America. Europe has been the most successful, its teams having won most tournaments (4). And China has the most teams placed inside top four (18).

Region China Western Europe North America Eastern Europe Southeast Asia South America Ref.
Medals
Medals
Total
3 6 4 6 4 1 1 3 1 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
TI 1 [1]
TI 2 [2]
TI 3 [3]
TI 4 [4]
TI 5 [5]
TI 6 [6]
TI 7 [7]
TI 8 [8]
TI 9 [9]
TI 10 [10]

Performance by Champions[edit]

Champions' performance comparison
Edition Champion Qual. Games Series Group
Position
Previous
TI
Following
TI
Team Region W/P % W/P %
TI 1 Natus VincereNatus Vincere E. Europe INV 9/10 90% 7/7 100% 1st/4 Z8- A22nd
TI 2 Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming China INV 24/31 77% 11/13 85% 1st/8 A55 - 6th A55 - 6th
TI 3 AllianceAlliance W. Europe INV 23/26 88% 11/11 100% 1st/8 Z8- B111 - 12th
TI 4 NewbeeNewbee China INV 20/32 63% 13/21 62% 9th/16 Z8- B313 - 16th
TI 5 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses N. America INV 19/27 70% 7/12 58% 1st/8 A33rd A33rd
TI 6 Wings GamingWings Gaming China MQ 17/25 68% 7/11 64% 3rd/8 Z7NQ Z8-
TI 7 Team LiquidTeam Liquid W. Europe INV 27/35 77% 11/15 73% 1st/9 A77 - 8th A44th
TI 8 OGOG W. Europe OQ 18/29 62% 7/12 58% 4th/9 A77 - 8th A11st
TI 9 OGOG W. Europe DPC 23/28 82% 10/12 83% 1st/9 A11st A77 - 8th
TI 10 Team SpiritTeam Spirit E. Europe MQ 24/36 67% 11/15 73% 4th/9 Z7NQ

Player performances[edit]

Individual performances[edit]

  • Australia ana, Finland Topson, France Ceb, Finland JerAx, and Denmark N0tail of OG are the only players to win The International twice. They are also the only players to successfully defend their championship.
  • China fy and Romania w33 are the only players to finish in second place twice, without having won.
  • Sweden zai is the only player to finish in 3rd place, three times.
  • Estonia Puppey has placed the most times inside the top four (5 times), which means he's finished in top 4 at half of all TIs.

First Place[edit]

Australia ana  -  Finland Topson  -  France Ceb  -  Finland JerAx  -  Denmark N0tail
Estonia Puppey
Germany KuroKy
Ukraine Dendi  -  Ukraine XBOCT
Jordan Miracle-  -  Bulgaria MinD_ContRoL  -  Lebanon GH
Russia LighTofHeaveN  -  China Faith  -  China Faith_bian  -  China y`
China xiao8  -  United States UNiVeRsE  -  United States ppd  -  Pakistan SumaiL
United States Fear  -  Sweden s4
Finland MATUMBAMAN
China Hao
China Mu  -  China Banana  -  China SanSheng
Ukraine ArtStyle  -  China Zhou  -  China Ferrari_430  -  China YYF  -  Malaysia ChuaN
Sweden Loda  -  Sweden AdmiralBulldog  -  Sweden Akke  -  Sweden EGM  -  Canada Aui_2000
China shadow  -  China bLink  -  China iceice  -  Russia Collapse  -  Ukraine Mira
Russia Miposhka  -  Russia TORONTOTOKYO  -  Ukraine Yatoro

Second Place[edit]

China fy  -  China Ame
Romania w33
China Somnus丶M
China Sylar
China Super
China MMY!
China Chalice  -  Malaysia xNova
China LaNm  -  China rOtK  -  China Fenrir  -  Denmark MISERY  -  China Kaka
Russia Ars-Art  -  Ukraine Funn1k  -  China 820  -  China Crystal  -  China QQQ  -  China Agressif  -  China Shiki  -  China Xz
China Q  -  China garder  -  Ukraine Resolut1on  -  United States Moo  -  North Macedonia Saksa  -  China Moogy  -  China Sccc  -  Australia kpii
Malaysia NothingToSay  -  China XinQ

Third Place[edit]

Sweden zai
China Yao
Macau ddc  -  Canada Arteezy
Singapore iceiceice  -  Malaysia Mushi
Malaysia Ohaiyo  -  Poland Nisha  -  Jordan YapzOr
Singapore hyhy  -  Singapore Chawy  -  Singapore lovequinny  -  Singapore xy-  -  China DD  -  Malaysia kYxY  -  Malaysia XtiNcT  -  Malaysia Net
United States mason  -  China Monet  -  China Inflame  -  Malaysia Ahfu  -  Denmark Cr1t-  -  Israel Fly

Fourth Place[edit]

China BurNIng  -  Malaysia Midone
China Zippo  -  China LongDD  -  Denmark MaNia  -  Denmark PlaymatE  -  Denmark Maelk  -  United States DeMoN  -  China KingJ  -  Philippines DJ
Malaysia 343  -  China eLeVeN  -  China Victoria  -  China Emo  -  China flyfly  -  Malaysia JT-  -  Malaysia Oli

Royal Roaders[edit]

The following 17 players have managed to win The International at their first appearance, so called Royal Roaders1:

TI 2012 China YYF Malaysia ChuaN
TI 2013 Sweden AdmiralBulldog Sweden s4 Sweden EGM
TI 2015 Pakistan SumaiL
TI 2016 China shadow China bLink China Faith_bian China iceice China y`
TI 2017 Lebanon GH
TI 2018 Finland Topson
TI 2021 Russia Collapse Ukraine Mira Russia TORONTOTOKYO Ukraine Yatoro


1 TI 2011 champions are excluded from the list, as it was the first TI.

Rampages[edit]

There have been a total of eight rampages in all TI main events to date. To date, Ukraine Yatoro is the only player to achieve more than one rampage at a TI main event, with three rampages total at TI 2021. TI 2021 was also the only TI to ever feature more than one rampage.

Tournament Player Team Opponent Game Hero Link Notes
TI 2012 Ukraine XBOCT Natus Vincere Team DK Upper Bracket Round 1 (Game 3) Anti-Mage Anti-Mage First ever Rampage at TI
TI 2013 China Mu TongFu Invictus Gaming Lower Bracket Round 4 (Game 2) Weaver Weaver Double Rampage
TI 2015 China Hao Vici Gaming LGD Gaming Lower Bracket Round 5 (Game 1) Queen of Pain Queen of Pain
TI 2017 China Ame PSG.LGD Digital Chaos Lower Bracket Round 2 (Game 2) Anti-Mage Anti-Mage
TI 2019 Finland Topson OG Team Liquid Grand Finals (Game 2) Monkey King Monkey King First Rampage in a Grand Final
TI 2021 Ukraine Yatoro Team Spirit Invictus Gaming Upper Bracket Round 1 (Game 1) Morphling Morphling
Lower Bracket Round 5 (Game 2) Drow Ranger Drow Ranger
Team Secret Lower Bracket Finals (Game 3) Sven Sven

Performance by nation[edit]

Out of 119 different players placing inside top four, 50 have been from China. Sweden, Finland, and Ukraine come in second in terms of most wins (5). Russia (4) and the USA (3) are the only other nations that have multiple winning players.

Player performances by nation
Nation Total Players in
Top 4
China China 14 27 16 25 82 50
Ukraine Ukraine 5 6 0 0 11 7
Sweden Sweden 5 0 4 1 10 6
Finland Finland 5 0 1 1 7 3
Russia Russia 4 2 0 0 6 5
United States United States 3 1 6 1 11 6
Denmark Denmark 2 1 1 4 8 6
Australia Australia 2 1 0 0 3 2
France France 2 0 0 0 2 1
Malaysia Malaysia 1 2 7 8 18 13
Estonia Estonia 1 2 1 1 5 1
Germany Germany 1 2 0 1 4 1
Jordan Jordan 1 1 1 2 5 2
Bulgaria Bulgaria 1 1 0 1 3 1
Lebanon Lebanon 1 1 0 1 3 1
Canada Canada 1 0 2 0 3 2
Pakistan Pakistan 1 0 2 0 3 1
Romania Romania 0 2 0 0 2 1
North Macedonia North Macedonia 0 1 0 0 1 1
Singapore Singapore 0 0 5 2 7 5
Macau Macau 0 0 2 0 2 1
Poland Poland 0 0 1 1 2 1
Israel Israel 0 0 1 0 1 1
Philippines Philippines 0 0 0 1 1 1

Gallery[edit]

The International Champions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Valve Corporation. "The International 2011". blog.dota2.com. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  2. Valve Corporation. "The International 2012". blog.dota2.com. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  3. Valve Corporation. "The International 2013". blog.dota2.com. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  4. Valve Corporation. "The International 2014". blog.dota2.com. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  5. GosuGamers. "The International 2015". GosuGamers. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  6. GosuGamers. "The International 2016". GosuGamers. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  7. Dota Team (August 27, 2018). "The International Grand Champions". Valve. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  8. Dota Team (August 14, 2017). "The International Grand Champions". Valve. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  9. Dota Team (August 30, 2019). "The International Grand Champions". Valve.
  10. The International (October 18, 2021). "The International Grand Champions". twitter.com.