The International is going to Singapore in 2022
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The International is going to Singapore in 2022

The annual Dota 2 tournament, The International, will be held in Singapore this October.

Author: Matthew Keogh
Matthew Keogh
Communications Manager
29th May, 22·☕️ 4 min read
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For the first time in Dota 2 history, The International is heading to a Southeast Asian country, after years of European and North American dominance.

At this stage, all we know is the location and month (October), but the likely venues are the Suntec Centre and the large Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

In the past, The International has been held mostly in the USA, with Canada, China, Germany and Romania all hosting the event once each.

After the 2020 event in Stockholm, Sweden was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was set to make its Swedish debut in 2021. However, issues with Swedish authorities wreaked havoc, and Valve moved the event to Bucharest, Romania. Unfortunately, the 2021 event was held without a live audience.

Last year’s The International was the most-viewed Dota 2 event in esports history and recorded a 2.7m peak viewership for the grand final between PSG.LGD and Team Spirit. Viewer numbers are expected to rise again this year.

What is Dota 2: The International?

The International is an annual Dota 2 world championship tournament, hosted by the game’s developer, Valve.

The top 12 ranked teams from the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) earn invitations, while 6 more spots are available for teams from 6 other regions. The 18 teams are split into two groups of 9. The winners of each group reach the Grand Final and play in a best-of-five series.

The tournament is predominantly known for its large prize pool, with last year’s winning team getting a slice of $40 million. That figure is crowdfunded by the Dota 2 community and has continually increased over its 12-year history.

This year’s prize pool will be released in the coming weeks.

The International: Previous winners and locations

YearWinnerPrize PoolLocationVenue
2011Natus Vincere$1.6mGermanyKoelnmesse, Cologne
2012Invictus Gaming$1.6mUSABenaroya, Seattle
2013Alliance$2.8mUSAKey Arena, Seattle
2014Newbee$10.9mUSAKey Arena, Seattle
2015Evil Geniuses$18.4mUSAKey Arena, Seattle
2016Wings Gaming$20.7mUSAKey Arena, Seattle
2017Team Liquid$24.7mUSAKey Arena, Seattle
2018OG$25.5mCanadaRogers Arena, Vancouver
2019OG$34.3mChinaMercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai
2020N/AN/AN/AN/A
2021Team Spirit$40mRomaniaArena Nationala, Bucharest
2022TBDTBDSingaporeTBD

*U.S. currency. 2020 cancelled due to to COVID.

Where can I watch The International in Australia?

Through the Picklebet app, you can stream selected matches. You can also watch via The International’s official streaming partner, Twitch.tv.

Plus, catch all the daily highlights on Dota 2’s Youtube channel.

How can I bet on The International in 2022?

If you haven’t already, create a Picklebet account. As long as you’re 18+, you’ll get access to the latest and greatest odds and promotions for The International!

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