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 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.
Series: The International
Sponsor: Valve (Battle Pass)
Dates: 15 - 25 August 2019
How many Dota 2 teams at The International 9? - 18
Location: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China
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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:
- Team Secret
- Vici Gaming
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Liquid
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- TNC Predator
- Keen Gaming
- Newbee - (North America; ex. Forward Gaming)
- Infamous - (South America)
- Chaos Esports Club - (Europe)
- Natus Vincere - (CIS)
- Royal Never Give Up - (China)
- Mineski - (Southest Asia)
Date: 15-18 August, 2019
Groups: 2 groups by 8 teams
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.
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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The prize pool of TI becomes bigger every year. What is the prize pool of The International 2019?
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
|place 5 to 18|
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
(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
(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
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.