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United States Seattle
Start Date:2 August 2016
End Date:13 August 2016
Tier:The International
Prize Pool:$20,770,460 USD
Access Free to spectate

The International 2016 was the sixth iteration of Dota 2's flagship annual championship. Hosted by Valve Corporation, it took place at the KeyArena Center in Seattle, Washington. The tournament began on 21 June 2016 with the Open Qualifiers and closed on 13 August 2016 with the Grand Final, where Wings Gaming Wings Gaming became the third Chinese team to be crowned champions after defeating Digital Chaos Digital Chaos. The 2016 edition of The International featured sixteen Dota 2 professional teams from all over the world.

With a prize pool of over US$20 million, The International 2016 is the largest tournament to ever take place in eSports, breaking the record held by its previous iteration, The International 2015, which accumulated over U$18 million. The majority of this sum is collected through several in-game items released by Valve, including The International Compendium 2016, a digital book tied to the event that came with many activities and cosmetic items. 2016 marks the third consecutive year that The International's prize pool outgrows its previous-year record.

The International 2016 became the second not to feature all previous champions, as Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming was unable to qualify for the event. 2011 and 2014 winners Natus Vincere Natus Vincere and Newbee Newbee were the only ones directly invited; 2013 winners Alliance Alliance secured their spot through the European qualifiers, whereas the defending champions Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses were forced to play through the open qualifiers due to a last-minute roster change. Valve's roster stability rules also affected other teams, which resulted in only 6 direct invites being issued, the lowest ever for the tournament.

Access and Promotions[]

Schedule and Format[]

Date Event Notes
June 21 – 24 Open Qualifiers
  • Open to all teams.
  • Single elimination.
  • Winner from each region advances to regional qualifiers.
June 25 – 29 Main Qualifiers
  • 4 Regions: Americas, Europe, China, and Southeast Asia.
  • Europe, China, and Southeast Asia have 10 teams.
    • Americas has 7 teams.
  • Winner from each region advances to main event.
  • Runner-up from each region advances to wild card series.
August 2 Wild Card Series
  • 4 runner-up teams from the regional qualifiers.
  • Double elimination, best of three matches.
  • Top 2 teams advance to join the group stage.
August 3 – 5 Group Stage
  • 2 groups of 8 teams, round robin.
  • Best of two matches.
  • Top 4 teams from each group advance to upper bracket of the main event.
  • Bottom 4 teams from each group advance to lower bracket of the main event.
August 8 – 13 Main Event
  • 16 teams, double elimination.
  • 8 teams begin in the upper bracket, 8 in the lower bracket.
  • First lower bracket game is best of one, others are best of three.
  • Grand finals are best of five.


Invited Teams[]

Team icon OG
Denmark N0tail
Jordan Miracle-
Canada MoonMeander
Denmark Cr1t-
Israel Fly
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Team Liquid
Team icon Team Liquid
Germany FATA-
Bulgaria MinD_ContRoL
Germany KuroKy
Finland JerAx
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Team icon NewBee
China Hao
China Mu
Australia kpii
Malaysia ChuaN
China Kaka
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LGD Gaming 1
Team icon LGD Gaming
China Agressif
China Maybe
China xiao8
China Banana (Pl…
China MMY!
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Natus Vincere
Team icon Natus Vincere
Russia Ditya Ra
Ukraine Dendi
Ukraine GeneRaL
Ukraine Artstyle
Russia SoNNeikO
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MVP Phoenix
Team icon MVP Phoenix
South Korea MP
South Korea QO
South Korea Forev
South Korea Febby
South Korea DuBu
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Qualified Teams[]

Evil Geniuses
Team icon Evil Geniuses
United States Fear
Pakistan SumaiL
United States UNiVeRsE
Sweden zai
United States ppd
Americas Qualifier
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Wings Gaming
Team icon Wings Gaming
China Shadow
China bLink
China Faith_bian
China y丶
China iceice
China Qualifier
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Team Secret
Team icon Team Secret
Canada EternaLEnVy
Canada Arteezy
United States BuLba
Estonia Puppey
Sweden pieliedie
Europe Qualifier
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TnC Gaming
Team icon Default
Philippines Raven
Philippines Kuku
Philippines Sam_H
Philippines eyyou
United States DeMoN
Southeast Asia Qualifier
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Digital Chaos
Team icon Digital Chaos
Ukraine Resolut1on
Romania w33
United States Moo
Macedonia Saksa
Denmark MiSeRy
Americas Qualifier
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Vici Gaming Reborn 2
Team icon Vici Gaming Reborn
China Zyf
China Nono
China Mikasa
China Fy
Macau DDC
China Qualifier
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Team icon Alliance
Sweden Loda
Sweden s4
Sweden AdmiralBul…
Sweden Akke
Sweden EGM
Europe Qualifier
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Team icon Fnatic
Malaysia Mushi
Malaysia MidOne
Malaysia Ohaiyo
Philippines DJ
Malaysia Net
Southeast Asia Qualifier
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Wild Card Teams[]

compLexity Gaming
Team icon compLexity Gaming
Sweden Chessie
Sweden Limmp
United States swindlemel…
United States Zfreek
Sweden Handsken
Americas Qualifier
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Team icon EHOME
Singapore iceiceice
China old chicken
China eLeVeN
China LaNm
China Fenrir
China Qualifier
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Escape Gaming
Team icon Escape Gaming
Sweden Era
Germany qojqva
Germany KheZu
Jordan YapzOr
Denmark syndereN
Europe Qualifier
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Team icon Execration
Philippines Nando
Philippines Abed
Philippines RR
Philippines Tims
Philippines Kim0
Southeast Asia Qualifier
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1 September was unable to secure a visa and was replaced by Banana. [1]
2 Yang was unable to secure a visa and was replaced by Mikasa.


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All-Star Match[]

In the All-Star match of 2016, two teams, Team Kaci and Team Slacks, faced each other in a best of one, playing a 10 vs 10 match (All Pick). Kaci and SirActionSlacks picked 5 random people from the audience in turn. After that, each of the 10 randomly picked persons then picked random pro players to join their teams.

Just like in the previous years, there was no secrecy between the teams, mainly making fun picks. This is also the match in which Underlord minimap icon Underlord got revealed in Dota 2. The match was not played in the booths, but was instead on the center of the main starge, on 2 rows of tables facing each other, meaning both teams could hear each other, the casters and the crowd.

Team Kaci Champion 93 119 Team Slacks
United States UNiVeRsE Centaur Warrunner minimap icon Underlord minimap icon Denmark N0tail
Sweden AdmiralBulldog Nature's Prophet minimap icon Pugna minimap icon Sweden Loda
Singapore iceiceice Morphling minimap icon Earthshaker minimap icon Ukraine Dendi
South Korea QO Outworld Destroyer minimap icon Broodmother minimap icon Canada Arteezy
United States Fear Ember Spirit minimap icon Tiny minimap icon China Maybe
World Swine Magnus minimap icon Necrophos minimap icon World Ricket
World Big Dick LaNm Riki minimap icon Slardar minimap icon World Raindance Ryan
World theinternational 5 Dazzle minimap icon Clockwerk minimap icon World Five_dolla
World MVP TI CHAMPIONS!!! Axe minimap icon Omniknight minimap icon World RIP420BootyWizard
World illu Phoenix minimap icon Pudge minimap icon World join the party!!

Wild Card Series[]

  Round 1 (Bo3) Finals (Bo3) Qualified for Group Stage
Winner's bracket
  Execration Execration 1
  Escape Gaming Escape Gaming 0
  Escape Gaming Escape Gaming 2
  compLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming 1
  Escape Gaming Escape Gaming W
Loser's bracket
  Escape Gaming Escape Gaming 2
  Execration Execration 2
  Execration Execration 0
  compLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming 0

Group Stage[]

Group A[]

1. OG OG 7 4 3 0 11p
2. Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 7 3 3 1 9p
3. Wings Gaming Wings Gaming 7 3 2 2 8p
4. Alliance Alliance 7 3 2 2 8p
5. TnC Gaming TnC Gaming 7 3 1 3 7p
6. Natus Vincere Natus Vincere 7 2 2 3 6p
7. PSG PSG.LGD 7 1 3 3 5p
8. Escape Gaming Escape Gaming 7 0 2 5 2p
Alliance Escape Gaming Evil Geniuses PSG Natus Vincere OG TnC Gaming Wings Gaming
Alliance 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-0 0-2
Escape Gaming 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2
Evil Geniuses 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1
PSG 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2
Natus Vincere 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-0
OG 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1
TnC Gaming 0-2 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0
Wings Gaming 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2

Group B[]

1. EHOME EHOME 7 5 2 0 12p
2. Digital Chaos Digital Chaos 7 4 3 0 11p
3. Newbee Newbee 7 3 2 2 8p
4. MVP Phoenix MVP Phoenix 7 0 6 1 6p
5. Fnatic Fnatic 7 2 1 4 5p
6. Team Secret Team Secret 7 2 1 4 5p
7. Team Liquid Team Liquid 7 1 3 3 5p
8. Vici Gaming Reborn Vici Gaming Reborn 7 1 2 4 4p
Digital Chaos EHOME Fnatic MVP Phoenix Newbee Team Liquid Team Secret Vici Gaming Reborn
Digital Chaos 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1
EHOME 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0
Fnatic 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 2-0
MVP Phoenix 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1
Newbee 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0
Team Liquid 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2
Team Secret 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0
Vici Gaming Reborn 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2

Main Event[]

  Lower Bracket Round 1 (Bo1) Upper Bracket Round 1 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Round 2 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Round 3 (Bo3) Upper Bracket Round 2 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Round 4 (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Round 5 (Bo3) Upper Bracket Finals (Bo3)
Lower Bracket Finals (Bo3)
Grand Finals (Bo5)
  OG OG 1
  MVP Phoenix MVP Phoenix 2
  MVP Phoenix MVP Phoenix 0
  Wings Gaming Wings Gaming 2
  Digital Chaos Digital Chaos 1
  Wings Gaming Wings Gaming 2
  Wings Gaming Wings Gaming 2
  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 0
  Alliance Alliance 0
  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 2
  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 2
  Newbee Newbee 0
  Wings Gaming Wings Gaming Champion 3
  Digital Chaos Digital Chaos 1
  OG OG 0
  TnC Gaming TnC Gaming 1
  TnC Gaming TnC Gaming 2   EHOME EHOME 0
  Vici Gaming Reborn Vici Gaming Reborn 0   TnC Gaming TnC Gaming 1
  Digital Chaos Digital Chaos 2
  Digital Chaos Digital Chaos 2
  Digital Chaos Digital Chaos 2
  Team Secret Team Secret 0   Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 1
  PSG PSG.LGD 0   Digital Chaos Digital Chaos 2
  PSG PSG.LGD 1   Digital Chaos Digital Chaos 2
  Fnatic Fnatic 0
  Alliance Alliance 0
  Fnatic Fnatic 1
  Fnatic Fnatic 2   MVP Phoenix MVP Phoenix 0
  Escape Gaming Escape Gaming 0   Fnatic Fnatic 2
  Fnatic Fnatic 2
  Team Liquid Team Liquid 0
  Newbee Newbee 1
  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere 0
  Team Liquid Team Liquid 2
  Team Liquid Team Liquid 1

Prize Allocation[]


As with previous Internationals, the winning team is also awarded the Aegis of Champions.

Final Prize Pool: $20,770,460 USD
Place Team Winnings Percent
A11st  Wings Gaming Wings Gaming
$9,139,002 44%
A22nd  Digital Chaos Digital Chaos
United States
$3,427,126 16.5%
A33rd  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
United States
$2,180,898 10.5%
A44th  Fnatic Fnatic
$1,453,932 7%
A55th  MVP Phoenix MVP Phoenix
South Korea
$934,671 4.5%
$934,671 4.5%
A77th  Team Liquid Team Liquid
$519,262 2.5%
A88th  TnC Gaming TnC Gaming
$519,262 2.5%
A99th  Newbee Newbee
$311,557 1.5%
B010th  Alliance Alliance
$311,557 1.5%
$311,557 1.5%
B212th  OG OG
$311,557 1.5%
B313th  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
$103,852 0.5%
B414th  Escape Gaming Escape Gaming
$103,852 0.5%
B515th  Team Secret Team Secret
$103,852 0.5%
B616th  Vici Gaming Reborn Vici Gaming Reborn
$103,852 0.5%
25% The International 2016 Battle Pass
25% The International 2016 Battle Pass - Level 50
25% The International 2016 - 5 Battle Pass Levels
25% The International 2016 - 11 Battle Pass Levels
25% The International 2016 - 24 Battle Pass Levels
25% Battle Level Bundle



Grand Finals[]


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