Dota 2 International 2019 Pricemoney, Winner Teams and Players

Date: 21.August 2019 – 25.August.19

Cash trough Battlepass: $32.710.846
Prize Money: $34.310.846
Teams: 18

What is The Dota 2 International 2019 Prize Pool?

The prize pool for the Dota 2 international started with an amoun of $1.600.000 and the amount increases whenever a Dota 2 player is buying a Battle pass or Battle pass levels.
From the Battlepass 25% of the sales directly go on top of the prize pool for the TI 2019.

Prize pool of the Dota 2 International 2019:$34.310.846

Which teams get how much money from the Dota 2 prize pool?

PlacePrize MoneyPercentageTeam/TeamsPrize Money per Player
1st$15.611.43545.5%OG$3.122.287
2nd$4.460.41013%Team Liquid$892.082
3rd$3.087.9769%PSG.LGD$617.595
4th$2.058.6516%Team Secret$411.730
5th – 6th$1.200.8803.5%Evil Geniuses, Vici Gaming$240.176
7th – 8th$857.7712.5%Royal Never Give Up, Infamous$171.554
9th – 12th$686.2172%Virtus.pro, TC Predator, Newbie, Mineski$137.243
13th – 16th$514.6631.5%Alliance, Fnatic, Keen Gaming, Natus Vincere$102.933
17th – 18th$85.7770.25%Chaos Esports Club, Ninjas in Pyjamas$17.155
Dota 2 International Prize Money Distribution

How much money has been generated through the Dota 2 Battlepass?

The total amount of sales for the Dota 2 Battlepass 2019 has been $130.843.384!
Wow!!!! 130 million dollars, 25% of the Battlepass money is going directly into the prize pool for The International 2019, that means $32.710.846 are getting added to the main prize pool!

Assuming that the average spendings of a Dota 2 Battlepass user are around $35, then around 3.6 million players bought the Dota 2 Battlepass this year, that are astonishing numbers for the greatest event of the year!

Invited Teams Roster:

International 2019 Dota 2 Teams

Team NamePlayersCoach
Team SecretMidone, zai, YapzOr, Puppey, NishaSunBhie
Virtus.ProRAMZES666, No[o]ne, 9pasha, RodjER, SoloArsZeeqq
Vici GamingPaparazi, Ori, Yang, Fade, DyrOtk
Evil GeniusesArteezy, SumaiL, s4, Cr1t-, FlyBuLba
Team LiquidMiracle-, w33, MinD_ContRoL, GH, KuroKyrmN-
PSG.LGDAme, Somnus’M, Chalice, fy, xNovaQQQ
FnaticJabz, Abed, iceiceice, DJ, DuBuMarch
Ninjas in PyjamasAce, Fata, 33, Saksa, ppdPajkatt
TNC PredatorGabbi, Armel, Kuku, Tims, EyyouHeen
OGana, Topson, 7ckngMad, JerAx, N0tailSockshka
AlliancemiCKe, qojqva, Boxi, Taiga, iNSaNiALoda
Keen Gamingold chicken, —, eLeVeN, Kaka, darkFyms
NewbeeYawaR, CCnC, Sneyking, MSS, pieliedieAui_2000
InfamousK1, Chris Luck, Wisper, Scofield, Stinger
Chaos Esports ClubvtFaded, MATUMBAMAN, KheZu, MiLAN, MISERYj4
Natus VincereCrystallize, Magical, Blizzy, Zayac, SoNNeikOMag~
Royal Never Give UpMonet, Setsu, Flyby, LaNm, ah fuSuper
MineskiNikobaby, Moon, kpii, Bimbo, ninjaboogieMushi

Tournament Format of the Dota 2 International 2019:

Tournament Format TI 19Ladieees and gentlemeeeen, let’s get ready for the best event of the year! πŸ˜€ The Dota 2 International 2019 is taking placing in August and it’s getting hot! πŸ˜‰

Let’s find out the most important topics about the Dota 2 International 2019:

Which Dota 2 teams can qualify for the International 2019?

To qualify for the TI9, the teams have to be one of the following winners of the qualifier contests:

  • 12 Dota 2 teams can qualify through the Dota 2 Pro Circuit (Taking place on July 2019). In this competitive event, Valve is inviting 12 teams based on their performance of the past months featuring 5 Majors and 5 Minors, that all offer DPC Points.
  • 6 Dota 2 teams can qualify through Regional Qualifiers so that one team from each content can attend: Europe, North Ameria, South America, CIS, China, and Southeast Asia (Taking place on July 2019).
  • The Dota 2 International 2019 is seperated into Group Stage and Main Event:

    Group Stage and Main EventOn the 20. August 2019 the Dota 2 International starts, entering the group stage and then going on to the main event with the tournament bracket!

    The TI 19 Group Stage:

    In the group stage of the TI 19, all of the 18 teams are divided into two groups of 9 teams. In the group stage the game format Round Robin is played:

    • The matches are all Best of Two, they can end 2-0, 1-1 or 0-2.
    • The first four teams of each group advance to the Winner Bracket of the Main Event.
    • The four next teams (5th – 8th) advance to the Loser Bracket of the Main Event.
    • The last team of each group gets directly eliminated and can leave the Dota 2 International.

    The TI 19 Main Event:

    Once the group stage is over, the teams get sorted into the tournament brackets with a winner and a loser bracket. The 16 remaining teams get a slot in the main event and play in a double-elimination format. The main event lasts 6 days, with tons of analysis, interviews and endless top matches!

    • The first bracket round game format is Best of One, teams can get eliminated super fast here, it’s super-dangerous for any team.
    • All other main event formats are Best of Three, only the Grand Final is a Best of Five!
    • The teams that had a better score in the group stage have the selection priority in the pick phase.

    Tournament Brackets:
    TI 2019 Tournament Brackets

    Where does the Dota 2 International 2019 takes place?

    The fight for the holy Aegis of Champions will be again in China, this time in Shanghai in the Mercedes Benz Arena! If you plan to visit the International 2019 in china, here are some impressions and how you can get tickets.

    The Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai from the outside:

    The arena is looking just epic and is well prepared for the Dota 2 International 2019!Dota 2 Shanghai Arena

    The Mercedes Benz Arena from the Inside:

    The arena from the inside has a lot of space for the public viewing, it’s the perfect arena for a Dota 2 e-sport event of such a size. This event will break new records!Dota 2 E-Sport Mercedes Benz Arena

    How much does a TI9 ticket cost and how to get one?

    The price for a normal ticket of the Dota 2 International is CNY 499 ($70) for a two-day bundle and CNY 2099 ($300) for a weekend bundle (for the finals). Around the arena, you have endless possibilities to get a nice hotel and to profit from the well-spread infrastructure of Shanghai. To get tickets, visit the stores or try to get a sale a few days before if you consider to visit the TI9 spontaneously!

    Where can I watch the TI9?

    Dota 2 Hype MemeFor everyone else, who wants to watch from home or with friends, the streams of the Dota 2 International 2019 are available and I must say these streams are the best I have ever watched.
    The moderation was incredibly well organized, sounding unbelievable professional and even better than real sports tournaments.

    The hype and atmosphere is not comparable by any means, for a Dota 2 fan this is like Christmas, birthday and lottery win on the same day! πŸ˜‰ Let’s make this event the most epic one, the e-sport scene has seen until now! Where will you watch the Ti9? Let us know in the comments. πŸ™‚

    Top Moderators and Hosts like Tobiwan, Sheever and Redeye!

    Dota 2 made it able to get the best commentators for this live event, they are separated into English, Russian and Chinese commentators. On top of that, if you have a favorite twitch streamer, a lot of these commentate the TI 19 as well!

    English commentators:English Commentators of the TI 19

    Options how to watch the Dota 2 International 2019:

    • Live Streams:

      The most common way is to choose one of the Twitch or Steam TV live streams. The best and official one is the English main live stream of the Dota 2 International, I will definitely watch this one, the moderators and entertainment level are outstanding. But for Russian and Chinese speakers there is a suitable mainstream. Valve also always organizes a beginner stream, where all of the things that happen are getting explained better, for new players this is a great opportunity that you shouldn’t miss. It’s better to get something explained instead of standing in the dark and losing the motivation of watching further.
      Beside the official streams, tons of inofficial Twitch streams of huge influencers can be selected!

    • Buy a TI9 Ticket and Move to Shanghai:

      If you consider moving there, check our information for the tickets above, if you get a ticket you can link it to your steam account to profit from it even more!

    • Inside the Dota 2 Client:

      Dota 2 Championship EventsYou can watch the pro matches inside the game and even select different casters inside the game, even if you love to watch the streams you should try this out, it’s a great addition, you have full control over the camera, can switch to the official camera or even to player cameras if you have favorite players. Following the player, cameras are also great for learning, how these pro players are behaving and clicking. If you own the Battle Pass you can also predict the matches inside the game to get bonus Battle Points. πŸ˜‰

    • Pubstomps:

      Since Shanghai is quite far away, Valve organised the Barcraft United Pubstomps, which organize player meetups in a lot of cities to help watching the Dota 2 International 2019 in public locations around the globe!

    • Multicast Dota 2 Stream:

      The Multicast stream is showing the highlights of a match and players simultaneously. You can open the Dota 2 Multicast stream on Twitch of Steam TV. You could let it open as a second stream beside the mainstream. πŸ˜‰

    Which Teams are the Top Favorites and Underdogs of the International 2019?

    TI 19 Group StageIn the Qualifier Group stage for the Dota 2 International 2019 some teams have already shown their power and their will to grab the Aegis of the Immortal!

    The top favorites of the TI9 are OG with 14-2, PSG.LGD with 13-3 and Team Secret as well as Vici Gaming with 11-5. The teams with the most fans are definitely Team Secret and OG, there will be a lot of hype for them, but of course also a lot of pressure! πŸ˜‰

    Which teams are the Underdogs in the TI9?
    Ninjas in Pyjamas and Chaos Esports Club got eliminated in the group stage. Now Team Liquid, Keen Gaming, NaVi and RN are definitely the teams with the lowest chances to get far. We can only wish that they try to get some match points because in this tournament every single win counts a lot to get more money at the end. On top of this page, you can find a complete list, who much e-sport earnings each player and each team gets for which tournament position!

    Story of the Dota 2 International Events:

    The first Dota 2 International has been in 2011, this a long time ago, that means the TI9 is the 9th International that we can enjoy and it is, of course, the one with the biggest prize pool ever in e-sport history.
    It is the flagship of Dota 2 and the e-sport scene, whenever the International is taking place the world is speaking about it. Even normal news channels talk about it and mention the incredible prize pool which makes single professional gamers to millionaires overnight like it did before for Kuroky the richest e-sport player and Sumail the youngest Dota 2 e-sport millionaire in history.

    Pricemoney of all Dota 2 Internationals:

    Here you can see, how the prize pool of the Dota 2 International has evolved over the years: Every year the prize pool is higher and higher and allows to host the e-sport event with the highest prize money in the world!

    YearPricemoneyVenueWinner
    2019$34.310.846Shanghai, ChinaTBA
    2018$25.532.177Vancouver, Canada

    OG
    2017$24.787.916Seattle, US

    Team Liquid
    2016$20.770.460Seattle, US

    Wings Gaming
    2015$18.429.613Seattle, US

    Evil Geniuses (EG)
    2014$10.923.977Seattle, US

    Newbee
    2013$2.874.380Seattle, US

    Alliance
    2012$1.600.000Seattle, US

    Invictus Gaming
    2011$1.600.000Cologne, Germany

    Natus Vincere (NaVi)

    Conclusion:

    My favorite team is Team Liquid, but I have more favorite players that I also will watch: SumaiL, zai, Topson and N0tail. πŸ˜‰ It’s funny to see how they switch the teams and I am looking forward to awesome showdowns!!!

    What is your favorite team that you follow through the event?

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