The International 2016 (TI6) Current Prize Pool
$7,449,116.00
Dota 2

Dota 2


Release Date:
2012
Prize Money Awarded:
$61,128,883.00 From 608 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.

Dota 2 prize pools can reach over $1 million through the use of crowd-funding. 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 (abbreviated to TI5), Valve announced plans for the "Dota Major Championships" which encompasses The International and three Valve-sponsored events leading up to it. The TI5 prize pool ended up being over $18 million.

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.» The Frankfurt Major 2015$3,000,000.00
5.» The Shanghai Major 2016$3,000,000.00
6.» The International 2013$2,874,407.00
7.» The International 2011$1,600,000.00
8.» The International 2012$1,600,000.00
9.» World Cyber Arena 2015 (Dota 2)$677,284.40
10.EPICENTER$500,000.00
11.» WCA 2014 (Dota 2)$472,410.00
12.» i-league Season 3 (Dota 2)$420,251.38
13.» The Summit 2$313,589.00
14.» i-League Season 1$308,200.00
15.» SL i-League XIV Finals (Dota 2)$300,000.00
16.» ESL One Frankfurt 2015$296,202.00
17.» ESL One New York 2015$286,589.00
18.» MLG World Finals 2015 (Dota 2)$284,953.00
19.» Game Show GEC S1 (Dota 2)$280,000.00
20.MarsTV Dota 2 League Winter 2015$277,350.00
21.» XMG Captains Draft 2.0$273,238.00
22.» The Summit 3$271,685.00
23.Dota Pit League S3$265,378.00
24.» DreamLeague Season 1$259,996.00
25.» MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring$254,110.50


Top Players


 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States UNiVeRsESaahil Arora$2,161,965.64
2.United States ppdPeter Dager$2,156,829.02
3.United States FearClinton Loomis$1,936,620.19
4.Canada Aui_2000Kurtis Ling$1,892,028.64
5.Pakistan SumaiLSumail Hassan$1,842,768.14
6.China xiao8Zhang, Ning$1,657,162.10
7.China HaoChen, Zhihao$1,597,348.94
8.Estonia PuppeyClement Ivanov$1,288,335.90
9.China MuZhang, Pan$1,230,282.63
10.China BananaJiao, Wang$1,205,212.32
11.China SanShengWang, Zhaohui$1,196,438.83
12.China SylarLiu, Jiajun$987,114.77
13.China MMY!Lei, Zengrong$979,085.24
14.China SuperXie, Junhao$946,234.20
15.China fyXu, Linsen$904,705.58
16.China FenrirLu, Chao$898,205.58
17.Singapore iceiceiceKoh, Daryl Pei Xiang$881,713.76
18.Sweden s4Gustav Magnusson$868,716.91
19.Germany KuroKyKuro Takhasomi$829,870.61
20.Canada ArteezyArtour Babaev$827,405.21
21.China YaoYao, Zhengzheng$735,532.24
22.China rOtKBai, Fan$731,650.90
23.Canada EternaLEnVyJacky Mao$719,095.88
24.China LaNmZhang, Zhicheng$716,745.25
25.China AgressifSun, Zheng$668,892.86


Online/LAN Breakdown


LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$3,443,464.095.63%
Offline/LAN$57,685,418.9194.37%

Comparisons


» League of Legends+$31,940,934.56
» StarCraft II+$41,836,715.74
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive+$46,683,201.20
» Smite+$55,730,615.34
» Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft+$56,825,867.80
» Heroes of the Storm+$57,217,217.74
» Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare+$58,530,588.00
» Heroes of Newerth+$58,629,700.97
» Defense of the Ancients+$60,271,462.35

Top Countries


 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$23,262,043.24
2.United States United States$7,338,920.20
3.Sweden Sweden$4,998,420.93
4.Canada Canada$3,976,700.89
5.Ukraine Ukraine$3,559,148.87
6.Russian Federation Russian Federation$2,231,136.36
7.Pakistan Pakistan$1,845,035.94
8.Malaysia Malaysia$1,817,075.01
9.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$1,598,265.21
10.Germany Germany$1,556,390.20

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United Kingdom 2GDJames HardingCommentator, Host
United States LuminousDavid ZhangCommentator
Denmark MaelkJacob Toft-AndersenAnalyst, Commentator
United Kingdom ReDeYePaul ChalonerHost