The International: Dota 2 Championships

The International: Dota 2 Championships

Prize Money Awarded:
$203,185,282.05 From 13 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2011-08-17 to

The International (abbreviated as "TI") is the largest tournament in Dota 2 esports. It is an annual tournament hosted by the game's developer, Valve Corporation. The first tournament took place 2011 at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, shortly after the public reveal of Dota 2 with a total prize pool of $1.6 million. It is notable for its multi-million dollar prize pool, funded with an initial $1.6 million from Value and and additional 25% through crowd-funding via the Compendium sales. These tournaments have the largest prize pools in the history of esports, with the total prize pool increasing year-after-year.

Eighteen teams compete in The International; eight teams seeded based on points acquired through the Dota Major Championships, Minor Championships and other qualifying events throughout the year, and another ten teams from regional qualifiers.

Largest Prize Pools

 Tournament NamePrize Money
1.» The International 2021$40,018,400.00
2.» The International 2019$34,330,069.00
3.» The International 2018$25,532,177.00
4.» The International 2017$24,687,919.00
5.» The International 2016$20,770,460.00
6.» The International 2022$18,930,256.00
7.» The International 2015$18,429,613.05
8.» The International 2014$10,931,103.00
9.» The International 2023$3,380,904.00
10.» The International 2013$2,874,381.00
11.» The International 2011$1,600,000.00
12.» The International 2012$1,600,000.00
13.» The International 2017 All-Star Match$100,000.00

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (League)
1.Denmark N0tailJohan Sundstein$5,813,945.47
2.Finland JerAxJesse Vainikka$5,609,217.57
3.Finland TopsonTopias Taavitsainen$5,581,120.00
4.France CebSébastien Debs$5,570,967.80
5.Australia anaAnathan Pham$5,494,307.40
6.Russian Federation MiposhkaYaroslav Naidenov$4,126,158.20
7.Russian Federation CollapseMagomed Khalilov$4,002,718.60
8.Ukraine MiraMiroslaw Kolpakov$4,002,718.60
9.Ukraine YatoroIlya Mulyarchuk$4,002,718.60
10.Germany KuroKyKuro Takhasomi$3,942,605.72
11.Russian Federation TORONTOTOKYOAlexander Khertek$3,720,431.20
12.Finland MatumbamanLasse Urpalainen$3,712,086.40
13.Bulgaria MinD_ContRoLIvan Ivanov$3,526,421.00
14.Jordan Miracle-Amer Al-Barkawi$3,484,880.00
15.Lebanon GHMaroun Merhej$3,422,568.60
16.China y`Zhang, Yiping$3,054,888.80
17.China Faith_bianZhang, Ruida$3,000,789.00
18.China AmeWang, Chunyu$2,953,590.20
19.Pakistan SumaiLSumail Hassan$2,833,761.74
20.North Macedonia SaksaMartin Sazdov$2,606,454.60
21.Estonia PuppeyClement Ivanov$2,595,295.92
22.Sweden ZaiLudwig Wåhlberg$2,506,489.52
23.China SomnusLu, Yao$2,499,249.51
24.China fyXu, Linsen$2,221,424.02
25.United States ppdPeter Dager$2,115,628.54

Top Games

 Game NamePrize Money
1.» Dota 2$203,185,282.05

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$0.000.00%

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$60,723,758.66
2.Denmark Denmark$32,332,507.58
3.Finland Finland$24,508,156.38
4.United States United States$20,404,135.68
5.Russian Federation Russian Federation$18,871,560.49
6.Ukraine Ukraine$14,547,205.96
7.Sweden Sweden$11,500,319.26
8.Germany Germany$10,105,311.71
9.Malaysia Malaysia$8,754,616.21
10.Jordan Jordan$8,175,448.53