Dota 2 'The International' Champions Take Home $20 Million

Dota 2 'The International' Champions Take Home $20 Million
The pinnacle of success in Dota 2.

Starting on 7 October 2021, 18 teams locked horns to battle for dominance in Dota 2’s tenth “The International”.

The International 2021 champions. Team Spirit. Image by Dota 2.

The 18 teams competed for the biggest share of the total prize pool of $40,018,195 over a total period of 10 days. Following is a list of the 18 team names that participated in “The International”, the esports event with the biggest prize pool in the world.

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Quincy Crew
  • Invictus Gaming
  • T1
  • Vici Gaming
  • Team Secret
  • Team Aster2
  • Alliance
  • Beastcoast
  • Thunder Predator
  • Team Undying
  • SG esports
  • OG
  • Team Spirit
  • Elephant
  • Fnatic

The International prize distribution. Image by Dota 2.

12 of the 18 teams qualified through the Dota Pro Circuit, and the other 6 qualified for “The International” in the Regional Qualifiers.

After 10 days of absolute mayhem, Team Spirit emerged victorious, bearing the spoils of war in the shape of $18,208,300. Powering through on their heels came PSG.LGD with earnings of $5,202,400. Team Secret came in third for $3,601,600 and the final seat on the podium.

Dota 2 “The International” started in 2011 and changed the world of esports forever. Each Dota 2 Pro Circuit season takes place across an entire year, with 3 regional and 3 major tournaments per season. Players compete to qualify for “The International”, with 1st place, the pinnacle of success as a professional Dota player.

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