The International: Dota 2 Championships

The International: Dota 2 Championships

Prize Money Awarded:
$180,874,122.05 From 11 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 2015$18,429,613.05
7.» The International 2014$10,931,103.00
8.» The International 2013$2,874,381.00
9.» The International 2011$1,600,000.00
10.» The International 2012$1,600,000.00
11.» 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.France CebSébastien Debs$5,570,967.80
4.Finland TopsonTopias Taavitsainen$5,570,967.80
5.Australia anaAnathan Pham$5,494,307.40
6.Germany KuroKyKuro Takhasomi$3,942,605.72
7.Russian Federation MiposhkaYaroslav Naidenov$3,765,099.60
8.Russian Federation CollapseMagomed Khalilov$3,641,660.00
9.Ukraine MiraMiroslaw Kolpakov$3,641,660.00
10.Russian Federation TORONTOTOKYOAlexander Khertek$3,641,660.00
11.Ukraine YatoroIlya Mulyarchuk$3,641,660.00
12.Bulgaria MinD_ContRoLIvan Ivanov$3,526,421.00
13.Jordan Miracle-Amer Al-Barkawi$3,484,880.00
14.Lebanon GHMaroun Merhej$3,422,568.60
15.Finland MatumbamanLasse Urpalainen$3,371,324.40
16.China Faith_bianZhang Ruida$2,868,280.40
17.China y`Zhang Yiping$2,868,280.40
18.Pakistan SumaiLSumail Hassan$2,833,761.74
19.China AmeWang, Chunyu$2,821,081.60
20.China SomnusLu, Yao$2,405,283.71
21.China fyXu, Linsen$2,184,244.42
22.Sweden ZaiLudwig Wåhlberg$2,143,742.52
23.United States ppdPeter Dager$2,115,628.54
24.Estonia PuppeyClement Ivanov$2,103,089.32
25.United States UNiVeRsESaahil Arora$2,074,565.41




Top Games


 Game NamePrize Money
1.» Dota 2$180,874,122.05


Online/LAN Breakdown


LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$0.000.00%
Offline/LAN$180,874,122.05100.00%

Top Countries


 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$52,741,128.64
2.Russian Federation Russian Federation$15,744,108.25
3.Finland Finland$14,564,505.37
4.Ukraine Ukraine$11,759,868.03
5.United States United States$8,717,154.10
6.Denmark Denmark$7,973,084.94
7.Malaysia Malaysia$7,511,660.12
8.Australia Australia$6,675,351.32
9.Sweden Sweden$6,325,480.91
10.France France$5,570,967.80