The International Grand Champions 2019

The International Grand Champions
The International 2019 was the ninth iteration of Dota 2’s flagship annual championship. Hosted by Valve Corporation, it took place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, being the first to be celebrated in Asia. The tournament began on 3 July 2019 with the Open Qualifiers and closed on 25 August 2019 with the Grand Finals, where OG successfully defended their title by defeating 2017 champions Team Liquid Team Liquid 3-1, becoming the first team to win two championships.

With a prize pool of over US$34.3 million, The International 2019 is the largest tournament to ever take place in eSports, breaking the record briefly held by the Fortnite World Cup 2019, which awarded $30 million.

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