Team Spirit Wins Dota 2 s The International Claiming 18 Million Reward

Dota 2 s The International tournament completed on Sunday, with Team Spirit winning the event and asserting its share of the $40 million prize pool– the largest ever in esports history. Team Spirit s first-place reward was $18.2 million

The International occurred at the National Sector in Bucharest, Romania. Valve had actually planned to enable fans, but it was inevitably unable to due to COVID problems.

It was a remarkable journey. We give thanks to all the followers for your support! We would not be there without you. See you next season! SPIRITIX pic.twitter.com/JWB5buXfEW

— Team Spirit @TIX (@Team Spirit) October 17, 2021

The massive prize pool for The International was moneyed by Valve along with a community effort with sales of the Compendium as well as Battlepass. Team Spirit, based in Moscow, is the first eastern European group to win The International because Natus Vincere won the inaugural The International in 2011, according to GamesBeat.

The $40 million prize pool for The International is not just the biggest-ever for a competitive gaming occasion, but likewise ranks highly compared to what could be considered traditional sports. For instance, this weekend break s CJ Cup PGA Trip event has a $9.75 million prize pool, with $1.755 million going to the victor. It s not a perfect contrast, as golf events include a solitary winner, while Dota 2 s cash prize is split in between 5 players (in both situations, there are likely numerous various other costs as well).

Shutoff terminated fan attendance for The International as a result of concerns about COVID.

We desired absolutely nothing greater than to invite fans live to the occasion, however we can no much longer do so in a manner that allows us to focus on the health as well as health of both target market members as well as participants, the firm claimed. Everybody who bought a ticket got a reimbursement instantly.