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TheInternationalSmall The International 2021
Minibanner The International 10
Romania Bucharest
Start Date:7 October 2021
End Date:17 October 2021
Tier:The International
Teams:18
Venue:Arena Naţională
Version:7.30d
Prize Pool:$40,018,195
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The International 2021 (originally named The International 2020) was the tenth iteration of Dota 2's flagship annual championship. Hosted by Valve Corporation, it took place at the National Arena in Bucharest, Romania. The tournament began on 7 October 2021 with the Group Stage and closed on 17 October 2021 with the Grand Finals, where Team Spirit Team Spirit became champions after defeating PSG PSG.LGD in the Grand Finals.

With a prize pool of over US$40 million, The International 10 is the largest tournament to ever take place in eSports, breaking the record held by its predecessor, which awarded $34 million. The majority of the money awarded during the event is collected through several in-game items released by Valve, including the The International 10 Battle Pass, a digital tournament pass and features bundle tied to the event that included many activities and cosmetic items. 2021 marks the sixth consecutive year that The International's prize pool outgrows its previous record.

The International 10 became the fourth consecutive event won by a European team. Team Spirit Team Spirit became the second Eastern European team to win the championship after Natus Vincere Natus Vincere, which won the championship in 2011. PSG PSG.LGD became the fifth team to reach the Grand Finals more than once, after Natus Vincere, OG OG, Team Liquid Team Liquid and Newbee Newbee, and the second team to lose more than one Grand Finals after Natus Vincere. The event's Grand Final also became the third ever to feature five games, after the 2013 and 2018 editions.

The International 10 was originally scheduled to be held in August 2020 at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns that followed made it impossible to hold the tournament. As a result, Valve delayed the event to August 2021 at the same venue. However, after Swedish authorities refused to cooperate with Valve, the company was forced to move the event to Romania. Although a live audience was planned and tickets for the event were sold, such plans were hastily cancelled after a spike in COVID-19 cases in Romania. The event ultimately took place without a live audience, with Valve implementing a controversial system of fake cheers and applauses.


Format[]

  • Participants
    • 12 teams qualify through Dota Pro Circuit
    • 6 teams qualify through Regional Qualifiers; one team each from North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China and Southeast Asia[1]
  • Group Stage - October 7th - October 10th, 2021
    • Eighteen teams divided in two groups of nine teams each where they play in a round-robin format.[2]
    • All matches are played in a Bo2.
    • Top four teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event.
    • Bottom team in each group is eliminated.
    • Remaining teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Main Event.
  • Main Event - October 12th - October 17th, 2021
    • Sixteen teams play in a double-elimination bracket.
      • Eight teams begin in the Upper Bracket, eight in the Lower Bracket.
      • First Lower Bracket match is Bo1, Grand Final is Bo5, all others matches are Bo3.

Coverage[]

  • The International 10 can be viewed live for free on DotaTV in-game.


United Kingdom English

Russia Russian

China Chinese

Spain Spanish

Portugal Portuguese

Promotional items[]

Teams[]

Invited Teams[]

Evil Geniuses
Team icon Evil Geniuses
Canada Arteezy
Philippines Abed
Singapore iceiceice
Denmark Cr1t-
Israel Fly Captain icon
Dota Pro Circuit #1
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PSG.LGD
Team icon LGD Gaming
China Ame
Malaysia NothingToSay
China Faith_bian
China XinQ
China y` Captain icon
Dota Pro Circuit #2
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Virtus.pro
Team icon Virtus.pro
Russia Nightfall
Russia gpk
Russia DM
Moldova Save- Captain icon
Russia Kingslayer
Dota Pro Circuit #3
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Quincy Crew
Team icon Quincy Crew
Pakistan YawaR
United States Quinn
Brazil Lelis
United States MSS
United States SVG Captain icon
Dota Pro Circuit #4
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Invictus Gaming
Team icon Invictus Gaming
China flyfly
China Emo
Malaysia JT-
China Kaka
Malaysia Oli Captain icon
Dota Pro Circuit #5
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T1
Team logo T1
Thailand 23savage
Philippines Karl
Philippines Kuku Captain icon
Indonesia Xepher
Indonesia Whitemon
Dota Pro Circuit #6
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Vici Gaming
Team icon Vici Gaming
China poyoyo
China Ori
China old eLeVeN
China Pyw
China Dy Captain icon
Dota Pro Circuit #7
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Team Secret
Team logo Team Secret
Finland MATUMBAMAN
Poland Nisha
Sweden zai
Jordan YapzOr
Estonia Puppey Captain icon
Dota Pro Circuit #8
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Team Aster
Team icon Team Aster
China Monet
China White丶Albu…
China Xxs
China Borax
China LaNm Captain icon
Dota Pro Circuit #9
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Alliance
Team icon Alliance
Bulgaria Nikobaby
Sweden Limmp
Sweden s4 Captain icon
Sweden Handsken
Belarus fng
Dota Pro Circuit #10
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beastcoast
Team icon beastcoast
Peru K1
Peru Chris Luck
Bolivia Wisper
Peru Scofield
Peru Stinger Captain icon
Dota Pro Circuit #11
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Thunder Predator
Team icon Thunder Predator
Peru Mnz
Peru Leostyle-
Peru Frank
Peru MoOz Captain icon
Peru Mjz
Dota Pro Circuit #12
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Qualified Teams[]

Undying Team
Team icon Undying Team
Peru Timado
Canada Bryle
Czech Republic SabeRLight-
Canada MoonMeander
South Korea DuBu Captain icon
North America Qualifier
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SG e-sports
Team icon SG e-sports
Brazil Costabile
Brazil 4dr
Brazil Tavo
Brazil thiolicor
Brazil KJ Captain icon
South America Qualifier
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OG
Team icon OG
Pakistan SumaiL
Finland Topson
France Ceb
Macedonia Saksa
Denmark N0tail Captain icon
Western Europe Qualifier
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Team Spirit
Team icon Team Spirit
Ukraine Yatoro
Russia TORONTOTOKYO
Russia Collapse
Ukraine Mira
Russia Miposhka Captain icon
Eastern Europe Qualifier
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Elephant
Team icon Elephant
China Eurus
China Somnus丶M
China Yang
China fy
China Super Captain icon
China Qualifier
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Fnatic
Team icon Fnatic
Philippines Raven
Malaysia ChYuan
Singapore Deth
Thailand Jabz
Philippines DJ Captain icon
Southeast Asia Qualifier
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Results[]

Open Qualifiers[]

Format[]

  • Participants
    • All teams that participated in season 2 of the regional league that aren’t qualified to The International 10 by finishing top 12 in DPC rankings are invited provided that they did not replace more than two players from their last season's team.
    • The teams are seeded based on their DPC point total followed by their standing in the final season of the regional league.
  • Playoffs
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • Grand final is played in a Bo5
    • All other matches are played in a Bo3
    • One team qualifies to The International 10

Group Stage[]

In the Group Stage, teams are divided into two groups of nine and compete in a best-of-two round robin tournament. The top four teams (in green) advance to the upper bracket of the main event, the lower four teams (in yellow) advance to the lower brackets, and the team in last place (in red) is eliminated.

Group A[]

Group A
Pos
Team
W
D
L
P
1. Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming 6 2 0 14p
2. Virtus Virtus.pro 5 2 2 12p
3. OG OG 3 4 1 10p
4. T1 T1 5 0 3 10p
5. Undying Undying 3 3 2 9p
6. Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 3 3 2 9p
7. Team Aster Team Aster 2 1 5 5p
8. Alliance Alliance 1 2 5 4p
9. Thunder Predator Thunder Predator 0 0 8 0p
Alliance Team Aster Evil Geniuses Invictus Gaming OG T1 Thunder Predator Undying Virtus
Alliance 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2
Team Aster 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2
Evil Geniuses 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2
Invictus Gaming 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0
OG 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1
T1 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-0
Thunder Predator 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
Undying 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2
Virtus 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0

Group B[]

Group B
Pos
Team
W
D
L
P
1. PSG PSG.LGD 7 1 0 15p
2. Team Secret Team Secret 4 2 2 10p
3. Vici Gaming Vici Gaming 4 2 2 10p
4. Team Spirit Team Spirit 5 0 3 10p
5. beastcoast beastcoast 2 3 3 7p
6. Quincy Crew Quincy Crew 2 2 4 6p
7. Fnatic Fnatic 1 4 3 6p
8. Elephant Elephant 2 2 4 6p
9. SG e-sports SG e-sports 1 0 7 2p
beastcoast Elephant Fnatic PSG Quincy Crew SG e-sports Team Secret Team Spirit Vici Gaming
beastcoast 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 1-1
Elephant 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2
Fnatic 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1
PSG 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0
Quincy Crew 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2
SG e-sports 0-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
Team Secret 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0
Team Spirit 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2
Vici Gaming 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0

Main Event[]

The Main Event is a double-elimination tournament with the top four teams from each group starting in the upper bracket, whilst the bottom four teams start in the lower bracket. Matches in the first round of the lower bracket are best-of-one, while the grand finals are best-of-five. All other matches are best-of-three. Click here to update.

  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
                                                       
  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming 2
  Team Spirit Team Spirit 1
  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming 0
  Team Secret Team Secret 2
  Team Secret Team Secret 2
  OG OG 0
  Team Secret Team Secret 0
  PSG PSG.LGD 2
  PSG PSG.LGD 2
  T1 T1 1
  PSG PSG.LGD 2
  Virtus Virtus.pro 0
  Virtus Virtus.pro 2
  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming 1
  PSG PSG.LGD 2
  Team Spirit Team Spirit 3
  Team Spirit Team Spirit 2
  Undying Undying 0
  Fnatic Fnatic 0   Virtus Virtus.pro 1
  Fnatic Fnatic 1   Team Spirit Team Spirit 2
  Team Spirit Team Spirit 2
  OG OG 0
  OG OG 2
  Quincy Crew Quincy Crew 1   Team Secret Team Secret 1
  Quincy Crew Quincy Crew 0   Team Spirit Team Spirit 2
  Team Aster Team Aster 0   Team Spirit Team Spirit 2
  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming 0
  T1 T1 2
  beastcoast beastcoast 0
  Alliance Alliance 0   Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming 2
  Alliance Alliance 1   T1 T1 1
  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming 0
  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming 2
  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming 2
  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 1
  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 1
  Elephant Elephant 0

Prize Allocation[]

AegisOfChampions

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

Final Prize Pool: $40,018,195 USD
Place Team Winnings Percent
A11st  Team Spirit Team Spirit
Russia
$18,208,279 45.5%
A22nd  PSG PSG.LGD
China
$5,202,365 13%
A33rd  Team Secret Team Secret
Europe
$3,601,638 9%
A44th  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
China
$2,401,092 6%
A55th - 6th  Virtus Virtus.pro
Russia
$1,400,637 3.5%
A55th - 6th  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming
China
$1,400,637 3.5%
A77th - 8th  OG OG
Europe
$1,000,455 2.5%
A77th - 8th  T1 T1
South Korea
$1,000,455 2.5%
A99th - 12th  Fnatic Fnatic
Malaysia
$800,364 2%
A99th - 12th  Quincy Crew Quincy Crew
United States
$800,364 2%
A99th - 12th  Alliance Alliance
Sweden
$800,364 2%
A99th - 12th  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
United States
$800,364 2%
B313th - 16th  Undying Undying
United States
$600,273 1.5%
B313th - 16th  Team Aster Team Aster
China
$600,273 1.5%
B313th - 16th  beastcoast beastcoast
Peru
$600,273 1.5%
B313th - 16th  Elephant Elephant
China
$600,273 1.5%
B717th - 18th  Thunder Predator Thunder Predator
Peru
$100,045 0.25%
B717th - 18th  SG e-sports SG e-sports
Brazil
$100,045 0.25%
Crowdfunding
25% The International 10 Battle Pass
25% The International 10 Battle Pass - Level 50
25% The International 10 Battle Pass - Level 100
25% The International 10 - 5 Battle Pass Levels
25% The International 10 - 11 Battle Pass Levels
25% The International 10 - 24 Battle Pass Levels
25% Collector's Cache 2020
25% Collector's Cache II 2020
25% Battle Level Bundle 2020

Gallery[]

External links[]

References[]

  1. Valve. "Dota Pro Circuit 2021". Archived from the original on 2021-06-12.
  2. Valve. "The International Group Stage".
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