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The International

[e][h] The International
Series Information
Organizer:
Locations:
Germany Cologne  (2011)
USA Seattle  (2012-2017)
Canada Vancouver  (2018)
China Shanghai  (2019)
Sweden Stockholm  (2020)
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 biggest esports tournament.

It was announced that The International 2020 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Tournaments[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 17 - 21, 2011
$1,600,000
16 Teams
Germany Germany, Cologne
  Na`Vi
  EHOME
Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2012
$1,600,000
16 Teams
United States United States, Seattle
  iG
  Na`Vi
Aug 2 - 11, 2013
$2,874,380
16 Teams
United States United States, Seattle
  [A]
  Na`Vi
Jul 8 - 21, 2014
$10,923,977
19 Teams
United States United States, Seattle
  Newbee
  VG
Jul 27 - Aug 8, 2015
$18,429,613
16 Teams
United States United States, Seattle
  EG
  CDEC
Aug 2 - 13, 2016
$20,770,460
16 Teams
United States United States, Seattle
  Wings
  DC
Aug 2 - 12, 2017
$24,787,916
18 Teams
United States United States, Seattle
  Liquid
  Newbee
Aug 15 - 25, 2018
$25,532,177
18 Teams
Canada Canada, Vancouver
  OG
Aug 15 - 25, 2019
$34,330,068
18 Teams
China China, Shanghai
  OG
  Liquid

Prize Pool[edit]

Tournament Date Prize Pool % Of Previous Year Fundraising Days Average Amount Per Day1
The International 2011 2011 (2011.08.17-2011.08.21) $1,600,000 - - -
The International 2012 2012 (2012.08.26-2012.09.02) $1,600,000 100% - -
The International 2013 2013 (2013.08.03-2013.08.11) $2,874,380 180% 98 $13,004
The International 2014 2014 (2014.07.08-2014.07.21) $10,923,977 380% 73 $127,726
The International 2015 2015 (2015.07.27-2015.08.08) $18,429,613 169% 101 $166,630
The International 2016 2016 (2016.08.03-2016.08.13) $20,770,460 113% 90 $213,005
The International 2017 2017 (2017.08.07-2017.08.12) $24,787,916 119% 101 $229,583
The International 2018 2018 (2018.08.15-2018.08.25) $25,532,177 103% 110 $217,565
The International 2019 2019 (2019.08.15-2019.08.25) $34,330,068 134% 110 $297,546
1 This average does not include Valve's $1,600,000 base prize pool

Team participation[edit]

As of 2018, 63 different teams have appeared in the group stages of The International.

Every year Valve hands out direct invites to certain teams, usually the defending champion and the best performing teams in the months leading up to the tournament.
Although the first International was exclusively invitational, in 2012 Valve implemented the qualifying phase. Since then, the number of qualification spots has increased, and the number of invitations has decreased.

If a team changes its roster during a roster lock period, they are relegated to the open qualifiers, an additional tier of qualifying phase added in 2015 which allows for any team to register and play for the place at the finals.[1]

Invictus Gaming has been invited more than any other team (6 invites total).

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
INV(DPC)/
Total
16/16 14/16 13/16 11/16 10/16 6/16 6/18 8/18 12/18
- INV MQ MQ INV INV MQ DPC DPC
- INV - INV INV OQ INV OQ DPC
- - INV INV INV MQ MQ MQ DPC
INV INV INV INV MQ INV - - MQ
INV INV INV INV INV - INV MQ -
- - INV MQ - INV INV DPC DPC
- - INV - INV - INV DPC DPC
- - - - INV OQ MQ DPC DPC
- - - INV INV INV INV DPC MQ5
- - INV INV - MQ - - DPC
- - - INV INV - - DPC DPC
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- INV INV OQ DPC
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ MQ MQ DPC
INV INV - - MQ MQwc - - -
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC MQ
- INV INV INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- INV MQ MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- - - INV INV - MQ2 - -
- - - INV INV - MQ - -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ MQ - MQ
INV INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV - INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- INV INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- INV INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- INV - - MQ - - - -
- MQ INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQwc INV - - -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ - MQ
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- - INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- - INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
- - MQwc Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- INV Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQwc Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQwc Z8- Z8- Z8-
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ - -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ - -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ - -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ3 - -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- MQ4 -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- OQ -
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC
Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- DPC
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 qualifers/open qualifers.
  •   -  : 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
A11st A99-12 4 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A99-12 A77-8 A11st A11st
A11st Z7NQ 7(8) Z8- A99-12 Z7NQ A33rd A11st A33rd A99-12 A33rd A55-6
A11st Z7NQ 7(9) A11st A22nd A22nd A77-8 B313-16 B313-16 Z7NQ Z7NQ B313-16
A11st Z7NQ 7(9) A55-6 A11st A55-6 A77-8 A99-12 Z7NQ A55-6 B717-18 Z7NQ
A11st A99-10 6 Z8- Z8- A77-8 A99-10 Z8- A77-8 A11st A44th A22nd
A11st B313-16 6 Z8- Z8- Z8- A11st B313-16 A99-12 A22nd B313-16 A99-125
A11st Z7NQ 4(7) Z8- Z8- A11st B111-12 Z7NQ A99-12 Z7NQ Z7NQ B313-16
A11st Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ A11st Z8- Z8- Z8-
A22nd A99-12 8 Z8- A33rd A99-12 A55-6 A33rd A99-12 A44th A22nd A33rd
A22nd Z7NQ 4(7) A22nd A55-6 Z8- Z8- A55-6 A55-6 Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ
A22nd Z7NQ 4(7) Z8- Z8- Z7NQ A22nd A44th Z7NQ Z7NQ A99-12 A55-6
A22nd B717-18 3 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A22nd A99-12 Z8- B717-18
A22nd Z7NQ 1(5) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A22nd Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ
A33rd Z7NQ 2(3) Z8- A77-8 A33rd Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A33rd A33rd 1 A33rd Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A33rd Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A33rd Z7NQ Z8-
A44th B717-18 7 Z8- Z8- A77-8 B313-14 B313-16 A44th B717-18 B313-16 B313-16
A44th B313-16 5 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A77-8 B313-16 A99-12 A55-6 A44th
A44th Z7NQ 3(4) Z8- A44th A55-6 A44th Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A44th Z7NQ 2(5) Z8- A77-8 A44th Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8-
A44th Z7NQ 1(2) A44th Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A55-6 Z7NQ 5(8) Z8- Z7NQ B313-16 I1WC A55-6 Z7NQ A55-6 A55-6 A99-12
A55-6 B313-16 3 Z8- Z8- Z8- A55-6 A99-12 Z8- B313-162 Z8- Z8-
A55-6 A99-12 2 Z8- A55-6 A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A55-6 B313-16 2 A55-6 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A55-6 I1WC 2(3) Z8- Z8- Z8- I1WC A77-8 A55-6 Z8- Z8- Z8-
A77-8 Z7NQ 4(5) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ A77-8 A99-12 B313-16 A99-12
A77-8 Z7NQ 3(7) Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-14 A99-12 Z7NQ A77-8 Z7NQ Z7NQ
A77-8 A77-8 1 A77-8 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A77-8 A77-8 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A77-8 Z8-
A77-8 A77-8 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A77-8 Z8-
A77-8 A77-8 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A77-8
A77-8 Z7NQ 2(4) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16 Z7NQ A77-8
A77-8 Z7NQ 1(4) A77-8 Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A99-12 Z7NQ 3(9) A99-12 Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ A99-12 A99-12
A99-12 B313-16 2 A99-12 Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A99-12 Z7NQ 2(6) Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- A99-12 I1WC Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ
A99-10 A99-10 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- A99-10 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A99-12 A99-12 1 A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A99-12 A99-12 1 A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A99-12 A99-12 1 Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A99-12 A99-12 1 Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A99-12 A99-12 1 Z8- Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A99-12 A99-12 1 Z8- Z8- A99-12 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
A99-12 Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A99-12 Z7NQ
A99-12 Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- A99-124 Z7NQ
B111-12 Z7NQ 3(5) Z8- B313-16 B313-16 B111-12 Z7NQ Z8- Z7NQ Z8- Z8-
B313-16 B313-16 1 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 B313-16 1 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 B313-16 1 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 B313-16 1 B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 B313-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B313-16 Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- B313-16 Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B313-16 Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8-
B313-16 Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16 Z8-
B313-16 Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16
B313-16 Z7NQ 1(4) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ B313-16 Z7NQ Z7NQ
B313-16 Z7NQ 1(6) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z7NQ I1WC B313-16 Z7NQ Z7NQ
B515-16 B515-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- B515-16 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
B515-16 B515-16 1 Z8- Z8- Z8- B515-161 Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
B717-18 Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z8- B717-183 Z8- Z8-
B717-18 Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- B717-18 Z7NQ
B717-18 Z7NQ 1(2) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z7NQ Z8- Z8- Z8- B717-18
I1WC I1WC 0(1) Z8- Z8- Z8- I1WC Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
I1WC I1WC 0(1) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- I1WC Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
I1WC Z7NQ 0(2) Z8- Z7NQ I1WC Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8-
I1WC Z7NQ 0(5) Z8- Z8- Z8- Z8- I1WC Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ Z7NQ
1 Na`Vi North America signed the roster of North American Rejects.
2 Cloud9 signed the roster of Team NP.
3 HellRaisers signed the roster of Planet Dog.
4 Winstrike Team signed the the roster of FlyToMoon.
5 Newbee signed the the roster of former Forward Gaming.

Player participation[edit]

Most Tournament Appearances[edit]

Player TA. TI 1 TI 2 TI 3 TI 4 TI 5 TI 6 TI 7 TI 8 TI 9
Estonia Puppey 9
Germany KuroKy 9
China LaNm 8 -
USA UNiVeRsE 8 * -
Macau ddc 8 NQ
Singapore iceiceice 8 NQ
Germany Fata 7 - -
Denmark N0tail 7 - -
Israel Fly 7 - -
Sweden s4 7 - -
China Faith 7 NQ NQ
Denmark MISERY 7 NQ NQ
* UNiVeRsE was part of team Online Kingdom during The International 2011 but didn't compete.

All Time Records[edit]

Player Statistics (Group Stage, Tiebreakers and Main Event)
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 Estonia Puppey 12 Denmark N0tail 6
Estonia Puppey 169 Estonia Puppey 92 Estonia Puppey 61 Estonia Puppey 31 Ukraine Dendi 12 Finland JerAx 6
Macau ddc 155 Macau ddc 88 China Super 53 China Super 31 Ukraine XBOCT 12 France Ceb 6
USA UNiVeRsE 144 China Super 84 China MMY! 46 China fy 25 Germany KuroKy 12 Germany KuroKy 6
China Faith 143 USA UNiVeRsE 83 China Faith 46 China Hao 24 China fy 9 Australia ana 6
Singapore iceiceice 133 China Faith 81 China Yao 42 China Faith 24 Denmark N0tail 9 Finland Topson 6
China LaNm 132 China Yao 80 Macau ddc 41 Ukraine Dendi 22 Finland JerAx 9 Estonia Puppey 5
China Super 126 China xiao8 78 Ukraine Dendi 41 Ukraine XBOCT 22 France Ceb 9 Ukraine Dendi 5
China Yao 126 China Sylar 73 Singapore iceiceice 41 Sweden s4 22 Australia ana 9 Ukraine XBOCT 5
China Hao 124 China LaNm 71 China Sylar 41 China Somnus丶M 22 Finland Topson 9 3 players 4

*All Stages and Main Event updated as of The International 2018 *Grand Final Records updated as of The International 2019

Participants by nation[edit]

Nation/Region TI1 TI2 TI3 TI4 TI5 TI6 TI7 TI8 TI9 Total
Ap.
China China 19 23 23 21 27 21 22 27 18 201
Malaysia Malaysia 5 6 13 12 6 5 4 4 5 60
USA United States 2 7 8 10 9 8 4 6 4 58
Ukraine Ukraine 3 6 5 6 12 4 5 4 3 48
Russia Russia 7 8 6 2 7 2 5 7 5 48
Sweden Sweden 2 4 7 9 2 11 3 4 6 48
Philippines Philippines 5 - - - - 10 11 8 9 43
Denmark Denmark 9 3 3 2 2 4 2 3 4 32
Germany Germany 3 3 6 5 2 4 3 2 4 32
Canada Canada 1 4 4 6 5 3 4 2 1 30
South Korea South Korea - - - - 7 5 5 - 1 18
Singapore Singapore 5 4 3 1 2 1 - 1 1 18
Finland Finland - - 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 13
France France 5 3 3 - - - - 1 1 13
Australia Australia - 4 - - 1 1 2 2 2 12
Israel Israel - - 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 10
Estonia Estonia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
Peru Peru - - - - - - 5 - 4 9
Macau Macau 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 8
Jordan Jordan - - - - - 2 2 2 2 8
Pakistan Pakistan - - - - 1 1 1 2 2 7
Thailand Thailand 5 - - - - - - 1 1 7
Romania Romania 1 - - 1 1 1 - 1 1 6
Bulgaria Bulgaria - - - - - 1 1 1 2 5
Brazil Brazil - - - - - - - 4 - 4
Czech Republic Czech Republic 3 - - - - - - - - 3
Lebanon Lebanon - - - - - - 1 1 1 3
Netherlands Netherlands - 2 - 1 - - - - - 3
Belarus Belarus - - - - 1 - 1 - - 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina - - - - - - 1 - 1 2
Croatia Croatia 1 1 - - - - - - - 2
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan - - - - - - - - 2 2
North Macedonia Macedonia - - - - - 1 - - 1 2
Slovakia Slovakia 2 - - - - - - - - 2
Bolivia Bolivia - - - - - - - - 1 1
Greece Greece - - - - - - 1 - - 1
Mexico Mexico - - - - 1 - - - - 1
Norway Norway - - - - - - - - 1 1
Poland Poland - - - - - - - - 1 1
Serbia Serbia - - - - - - 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 have placed the most times inside the top four (5 times). Evil Geniuses, Vici Gaming, Team DK, Newbee and Team Liquid are the only other teams with multiple top four finishes.

Performance by rank[edit]

First Place[edit]

OG
Natus Vincere
Team Liquid
Newbee
Evil Geniuses
Invictus Gaming  -  Alliance  -  Wings Gaming

Second Place[edit]

PSG.LGD
Vici Gaming
EHOME  -  CDEC Gaming  -  Digital Chaos

Third Place[edit]

Scythe Gaming  -  Orange Esports  -  LGD.Forever Young

Fourth Place[edit]

Team DK
Meet Your Makers  -  TongFu  -  Fnatic  -  Team Secret

Performance by region[edit]

Four different regions have provided a winning team: China, CIS, 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 (17).

Region China Europe North America CIS Southeast Asia South America Ref.
Medals
Medals
Total
3 5 4 5 4 1 0 3 1 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
TI 1 [2]
TI 2 [3]
TI 3 [4]
TI 4 [5]
TI 5 [6]
TI 6 [7]
TI 7 [8]
TI 8 [9]
TI 9 [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 CIS INV 9/10 90% 7/7 100% 1st/4 Z8- A22nd
TI 2 China INV 24/31 77% 11/13 85% 1st/8 A55 - 6th A55 - 6th
TI 3 Europe INV 23/26 88% 11/11 100% 1st/8 Z8- B111 - 12th
TI 4 China INV 20/32 63% 13/21 62% 9th/16 Z8- B313 - 16th
TI 5 N. America INV 19/27 70% 7/12 58% 1st/8 A33rd A33rd
TI 6 China MQ 17/25 68% 7/11 64% 3rd/8 Z7NQ Z8-
TI 7 Europe INV 27/35 77% 11/15 73% 1st/9 A77 - 8th A44th
TI 8 Europe OQ 18/29 62% 7/12 58% 4th/9 A77 - 8th A11st
TI 9 Europe DPC 23/28 82% 10/12 83% 1st/9 A11st

Player performances[edit]

Australia ana, Finland Topson, France Ceb, Finland JerAx and Denmark N0tail set a record in 2019 to win The International twice in a row.

Individual performances[edit]

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 xiao8  -  USA UNiVeRsE  -  USA ppd  -  Pakistan SumaiL
USA Fear  -  Sweden s4
China Hao
China Mu  -  China Banana  -  China SanSheng  -  Finland MATUMBAMAN
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 Faith_bian  -  China iceice  -  China y`

Second Place[edit]

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

Third Place[edit]

China Yao  -  Sweden zai
Macau ddc  -  Canada Arteezy
Singapore iceiceice  -  Malaysia Mushi
Malaysia Ohaiyo
Singapore hyhy  -  Singapore Chawy  -  Singapore lovequinny  -  Singapore xy-  -  China DD  -  Malaysia kYxY  -  Malaysia XtiNcT  -  Malaysia Net
USA 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  -  USA DeMoN  -  China KingJ  -  Philippines DJ
Malaysia 343  -  China eLeVeN  -  China Victoria  -  Poland Nisha  -  Jordan YapzOr

Performance by nation[edit]

Out of 106 different players placing inside top four, 45 have been from China. Sweden and Finland come in second in terms of most wins (5). Ukraine and the USA are the only other nations that have multiple winning players (3).

Player performances by nation
Nation Total Players in
Top 4
China China 14 23 16 22 75 45
Sweden Sweden 5 0 3 1 9 6
Finland Finland 5 0 0 1 6 3
Ukraine Ukraine 3 6 0 0 9 5
USA 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
Estonia Estonia 1 2 0 1 4 1
Germany Germany 1 2 0 1 4 1
Russia Russia 1 2 0 0 3 2
Malaysia Malaysia 1 1 7 6 15 10
Jordan Jordan 1 1 0 2 4 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 Macedonia 0 1 0 0 1 1
Singapore Singapore 0 0 5 2 7 5
Macau Macau 0 0 2 0 2 1
Israel Israel 0 0 1 0 1 1
Philippines Philippines 0 0 0 1 1 1
Poland Poland 0 0 0 1 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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