Records of the one tournament. How The International changed eSports

27 July 2016

Today, the tournament prize fund 6 The International broke the record last year TI5 and the amount is increasing every hour. At the time of this writing, the value of the prize pool of the most significant tournament eSports was $ 18,611,499 dollars. This is 181 thousand dollars more than last year. Let us remember how it all began: hold a red thread all the tournaments eSports, who created the history of sports gaming.

The highest prizes in the history of DOTA 2

This history of eSports began in 2011 at The International in 2011, when the amount of prize money for the first time exceeded $ 1 million (= $ 1.6 million). This first DOTA 2 tournament came at GamesCom 2011 in Cologne, Germany.

The International 2011

TI1 Tournament has become an epochal turning point for the Ukrainian team Natus Vincere - they became the first world champions pillboxes. After it was still 2 second places and the sum of all titles won Ukrainian team Born to Win is still unmatched. Daniel Names Dendi Ishutin, Clement Puppey Ivanov and Alexander XBOCT Dashkevich, who have 1 gold and 2 silver medals, all written in the golden fund of the world of eSports.

Daniel Dendi Ishutin: "On Ti6 we're going to win, play to our best DOTA"

Also DOTA 2 tournament several other esports games have budgets of millions.

- Smite World Championship 2015 - $ 2,612,259 (USA, 01/11/2015)
- Halo World Championship 2016 - $ 2,500,000 (USA, 20/03/2015)
- League of Legends World Championship 2014 and World Championship 2015 LoL - for $ 2,130,000 (United States, 10/19/2014 and 31/10/2015)

Team-winners of The International all years

As it became known just now, The International Tournament 6 will not begin August 3 and August 2nd. Show in Seattle, the United States will start with the game Wild Card. Round will be held for 1 day on which the 4 teams will compete for two tickets to the main stage.

Teams participating Wild Card.

Popular in the Internet zone RU-social networks included in Mail.Ru Group: VKontakte, Odnoklassniki and [email protected],, show major tournament of the year on their pages. These networks will also be broadcast live tournament - online chat with KeyArena site in Seattle.

Teams participating The International 2016

Yuri Donchenko