Nov 8, 2022, 7:15 am391 pts
What Dota 2 Teams Have Performed the Best at The International?
The International is the most elite Dota 2 tournament on the planet which features a massive 8-figure prize pool. Every Dota 2 player dreams of one day winning this coveted trophy. In this article, we are going to look at the best teams to ever compete at The International! Find out more about these amazing Dota 2 teams, including current rosters, historical results, and upcoming matches at play-score!
OG is the only Dota 2 team in the history of The International to win the prestigious tournament twice. Even more impressively, the European team won the tournament back to back in 2018 and 2019. In 2018 OG walked away with over $11 million, and then in 2019, they did even better and won $15.6 million.
OG has now competed in The International 9 times and is still one of the most feared Dota 2 teams in the world. They came 7th at The 2022 International and have lifetime Dota 2 earnings of $36 million.
2. Team Spirit
Team Spirit claims the second spot on our list because they won The International 2021, which had by far the biggest prize pool in esports history at $40 million. Thanks to their impressive performance, the Russian team scooped $18.2 million. Unfortunately, they couldn't repeat their performance at The International and ended up placing 13th.
Amazingly, 2021 was the first time Team Spirit competed in The International, what a time to win it! We expect them to bounce back from their disappointment at the 2022 tournament and have a strong showing in 2023!
3. Natus Vincere
Natus Vincere was one of the first pro-Dota 2 teams and was led by legendary player Danil "Dendi" Ishutin. The Ukrainian team burst onto the pro scene and won the first-ever International back in 2011. Even more impressive, they came runner-up in 2012 and 2013.
Unfortunately for Natus Vincere, the prize pools were much smaller back then, and they earned $1 million for the 2011 win, which was absolutely massive for the time but is nothing compared to Team Spirit's payday. Natus Vincere has struggled recently, but we hope they can return to their old school form soon!
4. Team Liquid
Team Liquid is a legendary Dota 2 with $25 million in career tournament winnings. They won The International 2017 for $10 million and placed 3rd in 2022, 2nd in 2019, and 4th in 2018. Team Liquid is one of the most skilled Dota 2 teams in the world, and they are always ready to perform at The International. We think it is only a matter of time before they win their next title!
PSG.LGD is the only team on this list that has never won The International crown. The super-skilled Chinese team has come second twice at The International 2018 and 2021. They have also come 3rd twice at The International 2015 and 2019.
PSG.LGD has consistently placed highly at The International, and year after year, they show how talented they are. Many experts thought The International 2022 will be year where PSG.LGD finally wins, but unfortunately, they had a poor tournament and ended up coming 5th.
When it comes down to GOAT performances at The International there is one team that stands above the rest, OG! OG is the only team to win multiple titles, and their two wins in 2018 and 2019 earned them almost $27 million. We wonder who will be the first Dota 2 team to win 3 titles!