The International Winners

Dota International is widely regarded as one of the most significant and most memorable eSports events. The championship game had its genesis at Gamescom 2011 in Cologne. 16 teams competed for $1.6 million (that was the prize pool)! At that time, the amount was enormous.

Each tournament shows us new TI champions whose ability and game skillі in Dota 2 were the best. Besides, millions of viewers watch the teams play and make bets on one of the esports betting Dota 2 sites.

Team Spirit The International 2021 Winner

Roster: Yatoro, TORONTOTOKYO, Collapse, Mira, Miposhka.

In 2021, host Valve announced Dota 2 The International 2021 in Stockholm but failed to iron out all the details and had to choose another location. This was the Romanian city of Bucharest. The tournament took place in the National Stadium. The group stage was held from 7 to October 10, and the main part from 12 to 17 of the same month. Because of the COVID 2019 pandemic, the grandstands were empty, but millions of people watched the broadcast! The winning team: Team Spirit with a win of $18,208,300 who managed to beat PSG.LGD (2nd place), Team Secret (3rd place).

OG The International 2019 Winner

OG team TI 2019.

Roster: n0tail, JerAx, Topson, Ceb, Ana.

This season, Valve’s founding company managed to make The International a prize pool of $34,330,068! That’s almost ten million more than the previous season. The OG team won, with a line-up of Topson, JerAx, ana, N0tail, 7ckngMad. It is worth noting that the club played sluggishly throughout the round, with substitutions. But after “ana” entered the arena, the team found themselves in 10th place out of a possible 12. They ended up with Team Liquid in the grand final.

OG The International 2018 Winner

OG team TI 2018.

Roster: n0tail, JerAx, Topson, Ceb, Ana.

Eighteen teams battled it out for the $25,532,177 win. The organizers chose Vancouver, Canada, as the venue. Victory went to OG, who beat PSG.LGD 3-2. Second place went to PSG.LGD with prize money of $4,069,148 and third place went to Evil Geniuses (winning $2,670,379).

Team Liquid The International 2017 Winner

Team Liquid TI 2017.

Roster: MATUMBAMAN, Miracle-, MinD_ContRoL, KuroKy, GH.

The tournament had a prize pool of $24,787,916, but the Newbee team missed out on the opportunity to pick it and become two-time winners. There were 18 teams taking part in the championship. Seattle (USA) was chosen as the venue. The European team Team Liquid won. The team managed to win $10 862 683. Second and third place went to Chinese clubs Newbee and LGD Forever Young, respectively.

Wings Gaming The International 2016 Winner

Wings Gaming TI 2016.

Roster: Shadow, bLink, Faith_bian, y, iceice.

The invitation to compete in the tournament went to 6 teams worldwide. 8 winning clubs from regional qualifiers also joined them. The final was held in Seattle, from August 3 to 13. Wings Gaming team from China won TI 16. In the final, Wings Gaming had been played against the Digital Chaos team from the USA. Total prize money: $20,770,460, and the team got just under half of it.

Evil Geniuses The International 2015

Evil Geniuses team TI 2015.

Roster: ppd, SumaiL, UNiVeRsE, Aui_2000, Fear.

The tournament took place, as usual, in the height of summer (July 27 to August 8) in Seattle. TI 15 won Team Evil Geniuses with $6,634,661. Second place went to CDEC Gaming with $2,843,793 in prize money. Third place went to the team LGD Gaming from China.

NewBee The International 2014

NewBee TI 2014.

Roster: xiao8, Mu, Hao, Banana, Sansheng.

15 teams were participating in the tournament. The event took place from July 18-21 in Seattle, USA. The amount of prize money at the time was impressive: $10,931,105! Team NewBee from China beat their compatriot in the final and became champion. The third place went to Evil Geniuses.


YearLocationTeam winner
2021Bucharest (Romania)Team Spirit
2019Shanghai (China)OG
2018Vancouver (Canada)OG
2017Seattle (USA)Team Liquid
2016Seattle (USA)Wings Gaming
2015Seattle (USA)Evil Geniuses
2014Seattle (USA)NewBee


Observing Dota 2 esports history, we can say that teams with the same roster can become TI winner again. Another thing is that it doesn’t matter what countries the players are from if they are professional. Nevertheless, you must track teams and their news to predict who will be the next winner.