DOTA 2 International 2018 ends with the largest prize pool in eSport history

Posted on August 26, 2018

Taking place live at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver was one of the biggest eSport events in history, the DOTA 2 International 2018. The Grand Final of The International came down to a 5 game set between European team OG and Chinese team PSG.LGD. With a $25 million US prize pool on offer and the title of world champions up for grabs, the Grand Final was a nail-biter.

Ultimately it was the unique tactics and coordination of  OG who came out on top, winning 3 – 2 in an underdog story. A big congratulations to the full team of incredibly talented players: Ana, Topson, 7ckngMad, KerAx and N0tail. The full 18 teams competing at this year’s event can be viewed below.

Dota 2 The International 2018 teams

This year’s event had a record-breaking prize pool with $25,508, 921 US on the line. The winning team claimed themselves a cool $11, 223, 150 US with the rest of the prize money splitting between the other 18 teams who qualified. Once again, The International managed to beat its own record for the largest prize pool in eSports by overtaking the $24.6 million US record set by last year’s International.

DOTA 2 always manages to accumulate a huge prize pool for the event thanks partially to crowd-funding. Battle Passes were sold for this year’s event which offered exclusive features and rewards. 25% of all Battle Pass sales went directly into the prize pool, helping beef up that number to new heights. You can check the full standings and prize split below.

DOTA 2 International 2018 standings and prize split

For those who want to read up more about The International you can head to the official website. Games from the finals can also be viewed from Valve’s dedicated streaming service, SteamTV, that was created specifically for the 2018 event.