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All Info About TI9

The International is one of the most popular esports tournaments in the world. The biggest prize pool, tens of thousands of fans at the stadium and millions on the broadcasts. Valve promoted esports in the world through “The International”.

the international 2019

The first TI1 was held in 2011, and the prize fund amounted to 1,600,000 USD. Today, TI9 has more than 32,000,000 USD of the prize pool, and this number will be higher.

Who will participate at the TI9? What is the format of this tournament? We have gathered for you all the information about The International 2019 in our article.

TI9 Info

Series: The International

Organizer: Valve

Sponsor: Valve (Battle Pass)

Type: Offline

Dates: 15 - 25 August 2019

How many Dota 2 teams at The International 9? - 18

Location: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China

the international 2019 location

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TI9 Participants

Here are 18 teams that participate at The International 2019:

  • 12 teams got places at the end of the season
  • 6 teams passed through regional qualifications.

The International 2019 Teams:

ti9 participants

DPC

  • Virtus.pro
  • Team Secret
  • Vici Gaming
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Team Liquid
  • PSG.LGD
  • Fnatic
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • TNC Predator
  • OG
  • Alliance
  • Keen Gaming

Qualified

  • Newbee - (North America; ex. Forward Gaming)
  • Infamous - (South America)
  • Chaos Esports Club - (Europe)
  • Natus Vincere - (CIS)
  • Royal Never Give Up - (China)
  • Mineski - (Southest Asia)

TI9 Format

Group Stage:

Date: 15-18 August, 2019

Groups: 2 groups by 8 teams

Matches: Bo2

the international 2019 groups
  • Teams 1 to 4 are placed in the top grid.

  • Teams 5 to 8 are placed in the lower grid.

  • The teams that take the last places in their groups will leave the tournament.

Main Event:

Date: 20-25 August, 2019 Sixteen teams play in a double-elimination format over six days. Eight teams begin in the Upper Bracket and other eight start in the Lower Bracket. First Lower Bracket round is Bo1, the Grand Final is Bo5, all other rounds are Bo3.

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TI9 Prizepool

The prize pool of TI becomes bigger every year. What is the prize pool of The International 2019?

32,692,809 USD

Prizepool of each TI:

  • The International 2011 - 1,600,000 USD;
  • The International 2012 - 1,600,000 USD;
  • The International 2013 - 2,874,380 USD;
  • The International 2014 - 10,923,977 USD;
  • The International 2015 - 18,429,613 USD;
  • The International 2016 - 20,770,460 USD;
  • The International 2017 - 24,787,916 USD;
  • The International 2018 - 25,532,177 USD;
  • The International 2019 - 32,692,809 USD.

Distribution of the prize pool

1st $14,874,488 45.5% TBD
2nd $4,249,853 13% TBD
3rd $2,942,207 9% TBD
4th $1,961,471 6% TBD
place 5 to 18

5th-6th

$1,144,191

3.5%
TBD
TBD

7th-8th

$817,280

2.5%
TBD
TBD



9th-12th



$653,824



2%
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD



13th-16th



$490,368



1.5%
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

17th-18th

$81,728

0.25%
TBD
TBD

TI9 Second Champions

During the whole tournament, there were no teams and no players who could win aegis 2 times. But maybe this year this will change. Who has a chance to take 2 championships?

The International Winners:

  • The International 1 Winner - Natus Vincere

  • The International 2 Winner - Invictus Gaming

  • The International 3 Winner - Alliance

  • The International 4 Winner - Newbee

  • The International 5 Winner - Evil Geniuses

  • The International 6 Winner - Wings Gaming

  • The International 7 Winner - Team Liquid

  • The International 8 Winner - OG

ti9 second champions

(Potentially) Two times Champion Players:

  • Notail OG TI9 Champion
  • CEB OG TI9 Champion
  • Topson OG TI9 Champion
  • Jerax OG TI9 Champion
  • Ana OG TI9 Champion
  • Puppey Team Secret | Na’Vi TI1 Champion
  • S4 Evil Geniuses | Alliance TI3 Champion
  • SUMAIL Evil Geniuses TI5 Champion
  • PPD Ninjas in Pyjamas | Evil Geniuses TI5 Champion
  • Kuroky Team Liquid TI7 Champion
  • Miracle- Team Liquid TI7 Champion
  • GH Team Liquid TI7 Champion
  • MIND_CONTROL Team Liquid TI7 Champion
  • MATUMBAMAN Chaos Esports Club | Team Liquid TI7 Champion
ti9 two times champion players

(Potentially) Two times Champion Teams:

  • Natus Vincere TI1 Champion
  • Alliance TI3 Champion
  • Newbee TI4 Champion
  • Evil Geniuses TI5 Champion
  • Team Liquid TI7 Champion
  • OG TI8 Champion

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The International Records

the international records infographic
  • 66 different teams participated in the group stage of all the TI series tournaments (as of 2019)

  • The longest match in the history of the tournament took place between Team Empire and IG.Vitality. The battle lasted 128 minutes and 8 seconds and ended in favor of IG.Vitality

  • The shortest match happened between Cloud9 and Team DK. At the TI4, Team DK won the map in the group stage in 11 minutes and 22 seconds

  • Biggest Kills Rating | SumaiL - 31 kills TI8 EG vs OG

  • Best Gold per Minute Rating | Raven - 1015 GPM TI6 TNC. Predator vs DC

  • Best KDA | Sccc - 41 TI8 Newbee vs VGJ.Storm

That’s the full information about The International 2019. We will update this page during the tournament.

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