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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Valve DotA 2 The International



The International is an annual electronic sports Dota 2 championship tournament hosted by the American video game developer Valve Corporation, in which sixteen teams are personally invited to compete. The tournament began as the first public debut of Dota 2 in August 2011 at Gamescom, with a total prize pot of $1.6 million, with a grand prize of one million dollars going towards the championship team, making it the second most lucrative electronic sports event to date.
Tournament History


The International 2011
Valve announced the tournament in August 2011.
16 teams were invited to the tournament, but only the Top 8 teams received prize money.
Place
Team
Prize money
1st
$1,000,000.00
2nd
China EHOME
$250,000.00
3rd
Singapore Scythe Gaming
$150,000.00
4th
Denmark MeetYourMakers
$80,000.00
5/6th
China Invictus Gaming
$35,000.00
5/6th
Russia Moscow Five
$35,000.00
7/8th
Thailand MiTH.Trust
$25,000.00
7/8th
European Union Online Kingdom.Nirvana int
$25,000.00

The International 2012
Valve Corporation announced The International 2012 on May 10, 2012, with the first two teams invited being the highest-rated DotA team in the world, DK, and the defending champions, Natus Vincere. Unlike the previous year, Valve would host the event independently in Seattle, Washington, at the Benaroya Hall on August 31, 2012. In total sixteen teams would attend, with fourteen invites and two wild card geographically-based qualifiers.
Place
Team
Prize money
1st
China Invictus Gaming
$1,000,000.00
2nd
$250,000.00
3rd
China LGD Gaming
$150,000.00
4th
China DK
$80,000.00
5/6th
China EHOME
$35,000.00
5/6th
Singapore Team Zenith
$35,000.00
7/8th
China TongFu
$25,000.00
7/8th
Malaysia Orange Esports
$25,000.00


The International 2013

Valve Corporation announced The International 2013 on April 25, 2013. It again is to be hosted at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle from August 7 to 11. The first team to be invited were the defending champions, Invictus Gaming. Sixteen teams are to participate, thirteen of which will receive invitations, and the final three being decided in two qualifying tournaments. Link for update

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