Dota 2

Dota 2

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$56,522,077.25 From 560 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2011-08-17 to

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena game developed by Valve Corporation. It's a stand-alone sequel to the WarCraft III custom map Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars (DotA:All-stars for short, or simply DotA). Development of Dota 2 began in 2009, when the developer of the DotA mod, IceFrog, was hired by Valve as lead designer. Dota 2 was released as a free-to-play title on Steam, and is a direct competitor to League of Legends.

The International is Valve's annual tournament for Dota 2, where the best Dota 2 players compete for a crowd-funded, multi-million dollar cash prize pool. Prior to releasing the Compendium for The International 2015, Valve announced plans for the "Dota Major Championships" which encompasses The International and three Valve-sponsored events leading up to it.

Largest Prize Pools

 Tournament NamePrize Money
1.» The International 2015$18,429,613.05
2.» The International 2014$10,931,103.00
3.DAC 2015$3,057,521.00
4.» Frankfurt Major 2015$3,000,000.00
5.» The International 2013$2,874,407.00
6.» The International 2011$1,600,000.00
7.» The International 2012$1,600,000.00
8.» World Cyber Arena 2015 (Dota 2)$677,284.40
9.» WCA 2014 (Dota 2)$472,410.00
10.» i-league Season 3 (Dota 2)$420,251.38
11.» The Summit 2$313,589.00
12.» i-League Season 1$308,200.00
13.» SL i-League XIV Finals (Dota 2)$300,000.00
14.» ESL One Frankfurt 2015$296,202.00
15.» ESL One New York 2015$286,589.00
16.» MLG World Finals 2015 (Dota 2)$284,953.00
17.» Game Show GEC S1 (Dota 2)$280,000.00
18.MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 2015$277,350.00
19.XMG Captains Draft 2.0$275,998.00
20.» The Summit 3$271,685.00
21.Dota Pit League S3$265,378.00
22.» DreamLeague Season 1$259,996.00
23.» MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring$254,110.50
24.WPC 2014$245,549.70
25.» SLTV StarSeries Season X (Dota 2)$235,604.00

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States UNiVeRsESaahil Arora$2,076,433.04
2.United States ppdPeter Dager$2,067,232.62
3.Canada Aui_2000Kurtis Ling$1,882,720.64
4.United States FearClinton Loomis$1,847,022.39
5.Pakistan SumaiLSumail Hassan$1,753,171.74
6.China xiao8Zhang, Ning$1,654,762.10
7.China HaoChen, Zhihao$1,568,348.94
8.China BananaJiao, Wang$1,205,212.32
9.China MuZhang, Pan$1,201,282.63
10.China SanShengWang, Zhaohui$1,196,438.83
11.Estonia PuppeyClement Ivanov$1,061,835.90
12.China SylarLiu, Jiajun$978,114.77
13.China MMY!Lei, Zengrong$967,685.24
14.China SuperXie, Junhao$940,234.20
15.China FenrirLu, Chao$889,705.58
16.China fyXu, Linsen$889,705.58
17.Singapore iceiceiceKoh, Daryl Pei Xiang$873,213.76
18.Sweden s4Gustav Magnusson$838,994.91
19.Canada ArteezyArtour Babaev$741,872.61
20.China YaoYao, Zhengzheng$735,532.24
21.China rOtKBai, Fan$722,650.90
22.China LaNmZhang, Zhicheng$705,245.25
23.Germany KuroKyKuro Takhasomi$686,258.41
24.China AgressifSun, Zheng$660,492.86
25.China garderLiu, Xinzhou$660,492.86

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$3,135,165.435.55%


League of Legends+$29,791,534.35
StarCraft II+$38,268,430.84
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive+$45,948,995.18
Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft+$52,742,084.61
Heroes of the Storm+$53,890,997.12
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare+$53,923,782.25
Heroes of Newerth+$54,520,051.95
Defense of the Ancients+$55,664,656.60

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$22,873,043.24
2.United States United States$6,921,055.00
3.Sweden Sweden$4,454,336.61
4.Canada Canada$3,610,916.09
5.Ukraine Ukraine$3,393,461.51
6.Russian Federation Russian Federation$2,064,569.83
7.Pakistan Pakistan$1,754,695.34
8.Malaysia Malaysia$1,595,075.01
9.Germany Germany$1,263,384.40
10.Singapore Singapore$1,243,316.36