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TOURNAMENT RANKINGS

# Tournament Name Prize Teams Players
1 The International 2022 $ 1600000 18 No Info
2 The International 2021 $ 40018195 18 380
3 ESL One Fall 2021 $ 400000 12 239
4 i-League 2021 Season 2 $ 18600 7 No Info
5 The Function 2 $ 650 8 40
6 Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 3 $ 50000 10 96
7 MESA Pro Series Finals 2021 $ 7019 6 31
8 QH Sports Dota $ 15000 10 52
9 OGA Dota PIT Season 5 $ 150000 8 42
10 PM 1x1 All-Star Cup $ 5000 No Info 8
11 Cecilia Cup $ 5000 8 40
12 BTS Pro Series Season 7 $ 100000 16 285
13 Mobius.Bet Maestros $ 10000 8 46
14 Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2 $ 50000 12 142
15 Efusion Dota 2 League $ 10000 10 72
16 League Of The Truth Season 2 $ 3333 16 80
17 Shenmo Esport Cup 2 $ 18738 8 41
18 LPL Pro 2021 Season 2 $ 3755 8 46
19 Moon Studio Asian Showdown: Bonus Round $ 1000 2 10
20 PNXBET Invitationals Southeast Asia Season 2 $ 12959 10 63
21 BIX Invitationals Summer $ 10000 8 41

Things to Know About Your Favorite Dota 2 Tournament

A Dota 2 tournament needs to be big, entertaining and attract a lot of viewers. But aside from that, it should also have a lot to offer to its participant teams. Luckily, the Dota tournament group doesn’t lack any of these, which is why it now has some of the best tournaments in eSports.

Most likely, if you’ve been already watching any Dota 2 championship, you know how it all goes and what it has to offer. But even still, it’s nice to know some more things about your favorite Dota 2 tournaments. That being said, here’s some information.

Which Dota 2 Tournament to Follow?

The International

The International has been established in 2011, and ever since, it’s been taking place annually. It generally takes place in August, and 18 teams are participating, whereas, until 2016, only 16 teams were participating.

Out of all the teams, 12 are getting an invite based on the Dota Pro Circuit results, while the others get their invite by winning regional qualifying playoff brackets. They will be each from South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, North America, China, and CIS.

The prize pool generally starts at $1,000,000. However, since 2013, the prize pool is crowdfunded. 25% of the revenue from the battle passes that have been introduced is going to the prize pool. Year after year, the prize pool increased and in 2019, it was the biggest one ever, reaching $34 million.

ESL One

ESL One is one of the Dota 2 premier tournaments that has teams from all over the world participating. It is the successor to ESL Major Series One, and it features multiple games, with one of them being, of course, Dota 2.

The first one to take place was ESL One Frankfurt 2014. The Arena where the event took place became a favorite for Dota 2 fans everywhere. This event takes place annually, being one of the most awaited upcoming Dota 2 tournaments.

DreamLeague

This is a bigger event that takes place every year. It is a league, one that is organized by DreamHack, but also by Roccat, ASUS ROG and TV6 from Sweden. DreamLeague was made to have the most prestigious Dota 2 league in Europe, and the tournament usually invites a lot of amazing teams to the event.

The teams are provided with travel support to LAN finals, but they are also getting top exposure on the popular streaming platform Twitch.TV, but also on TV6.

Final Thoughts

Checking the Dota 2 tournament schedule will show you a lot of these amazing tournaments but won’t always tell you the important information about it. Because of that, we wanted to take the initiative and let you know some relevant things. Hopefully, it will come in handy and will help you watch the tournaments with more love for them.