The International: Dota 2 Championships

The International: Dota 2 Championships

Prize Money Awarded:
$106,525,653.05 From 9 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 2018$25,532,177.00
2.» The International 2017$24,687,919.00
3.» The International 2016$20,770,460.00
4.» The International 2015$18,429,613.05
5.» The International 2014$10,931,103.00
6.» The International 2013$2,874,381.00
7.» The International 2011$1,600,000.00
8.» The International 2012$1,600,000.00
9.» The International 2017 All-Star Match$100,000.00


Top Players


 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (League)
1.Germany KuroKyKuro Takhasomi$3,050,024.12
2.Finland MatumbamanLasse Urpalainen$2,633,839.40
3.Bulgaria MinD_ContRoLIvan Ivanov$2,633,839.40
4.Jordan Miracle-Amer Al-Barkawi$2,592,298.40
5.Lebanon GHMaroun Merhej$2,529,987.00
6.Denmark N0tailJohan Sundstein$2,489,809.27
7.Finland JerAxJesse Vainikka$2,485,181.37
8.Pakistan SumaiLSumail Hassan$2,393,351.34
9.Australia anaAnathan Pham$2,370,271.20
10.France 7ckngMadSébastien Debs$2,246,831.60
11.Finland TopsonTopias Taavitsainen$2,246,831.60
12.United States ppdPeter Dager$2,098,463.54
13.United States UNiVeRsESaahil Arora$2,074,565.41
14.China bLinkZhou Yang$1,827,800.40
15.China Faith_bianZhang Ruida$1,827,800.40
16.China iceiceLi Peng$1,827,800.40
17.China ShadowChu Zeyu$1,827,800.40
18.China y`Zhang Yiping$1,827,800.40
19.United States FearClinton Loomis$1,767,278.41
20.China Somnus丶MLu Yao$1,667,282.51
21.China xiao8Zhang, Ning$1,547,283.71
22.Canada Aui_2000Kurtis Ling$1,482,793.34
23.China fyXu, Linsen$1,446,243.22
24.China HaoChen, Zhihao$1,426,517.82
25.Sweden s4Gustav Magnusson$1,202,883.12


Top Games


 Game NamePrize Money
1.» Dota 2$106,525,653.05


Online/LAN Breakdown


LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$0.000.00%
Offline/LAN$106,525,653.05100.00%

Top Countries


 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$39,662,479.24
2.United States United States$7,884,384.50
3.Finland Finland$7,378,847.97
4.Denmark Denmark$4,214,228.34
5.Ukraine Ukraine$4,133,247.23
6.Sweden Sweden$4,026,358.71
7.Malaysia Malaysia$3,994,622.32
8.Germany Germany$3,606,326.99
9.Australia Australia$3,413,994.72
10.Russian Federation Russian Federation$3,046,376.45