Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Who won The International 2022

For every eSports discipline there are tournaments that millions of gamers around the world dream of winning. For Counter Strike: Global Offensive, this tournament is called Major. It is held several times a year, and the winner records his/her name in the history. Last Major 2022 is held in Brazil, where, as we know, the most emotional fans who support their favorites in the face of Furia stadium with 18,000 seats. Of course, Dota2 is considered a more aristocratic game, despite the large number of toxic users. If we talk about this discipline, The International tournament is considered the most status. The main reason why many users are dreaming to become professionals in Dota 2 is the big prize money. Here, winning the tournament, you can get a team for about 10 million dollars. The International 2022 is no exception to the rules. Tundra Esports, which has unexpectedly triumphed this season, has received 8.5 million dollars, representing 45% of the total prize pool. Of course, every star team player has more than one expensive item in their inventory. If such a gamer sell Dota 2 items, he can earn good money. As practice shows, it is not very interesting to play without cosmetic items. After all, with their help, the player can stand out against other gamers on the server.

Returning to The International 2022, we should note the following points:

  1. In addition to Tundra Esports in the top 4 of the tournament were the favorites of the championship, namely Team Secret, Team Liquid, Team Aster. Before the start of the final, bookmakers were giving a clear advantage to Team Secret, but the team could not show their maximum and lost on three cards.
  2. The tournament was held in Singapore. The choice is quite logical, as games like Dota 2 are very popular in Asia. Accordingly, each match attracted a lot of attention from the target audience. 
  3. A total of 20 teams participated in the final stage. They were divided into two groups of 10 teams, from which 16 went on to the playoffs. Half of this number ended up in the lower net, which meant an extra round of competition. By the way, Tundra Esports also won their group.
  4. The main tournament was held for two weeks – from 15th to 30th of October. During this time, all group stage matches were played, as well as the playoff stage. The final match was supposed to be a BO5 match, but Team Secret was unable to impose their game on their opponents.
  5. All players at the tournament were from 32 countries. Surprisingly, Peru is the leader in the number of gamers, because in the main stage there were 13 of them. The largest number of teams was from Eastern Europe, namely 6.

In general, it is The International that the target audience is looking forward to the most. This is the tournament for which all teams prepare the whole year, practicing their individual and team skills.

When will The International 2023 take place

Many fans are waiting for the next tournament to start after it ends. When it comes to The International 2023, it is scheduled to start on October 13, 2023. The format remains unchanged. Here, too, the top 20 teams on the planet will take part in the final stage. If we talk about the prize pool, it should be roughly 20 million dollars. The tournament itself will be held in Seattle, which causes additional excitement. After all, everyone is well aware of how high quality competitions can be organized in the United States.

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