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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
Start Date:
2011-08-17
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 2021.

The International 2021 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.

The International 2022 will be held in Singapore.

Tournaments[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 01, 2022
$2,022
18 teams
Singapore Singapore
  TBD
  TBD
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 2021 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

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