The International 2015
|Location||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Dates||August 3–6, 2015|
|1st runner-up||CDEC Gaming|
|2nd runner-up||LGD Gaming|
The International 2015 (TI5) was the fifth edition of The International, an annual Dota 2 eSports championship tournament, which took place at the KeyArena in Seattle. Hosted by Valve Corporation, the game's developer, the tournament began in May with the qualifier phase and ended after the main event in August.
An interactive compendium was again announced, being released in May 2015, with purchases of the compendium going towards the tournament's prize pool. By June, the prize pool had passed the previous year's total of $11 million, overtaking it as the largest eSports prize pool in history at the time, and with 60 days of funding remaining. Valve anticipated that the total would exceed $15 million by the time of the tournament, a target which was reached in July. Purchasers who reach a high enough level with their compendium were sent a miniature replica International trophy.
The tournament's games began on July 26, with the wild card matches, followed by four days of a round robin format group stage being played as best of two matches. The main brackets then began on August 3.
Ten professional teams were directly invited to the event, with four regional winners and two 'wild card' winners also invited. The 'wild card' winners were decided during the main competition in Seattle from CDEC Gaming, Team Archon, MVP Phoenix and Vega Squadron.
The tournament's first day of games began on July 26 with four teams competing for the two wild card spots. The winners of the upper and lower brackets, CDEC and MVP Phoenix, gained these positions in the main tournament.
|Round one||Round two||Qualified|
|1||LGD Gaming||7||5||2||0||17||Seeded in Winner's quarterfinals with choosing rights|
|2||Team Secret||7||4||3||0||15||Seeded in Winner's quarterfinals without choosing rights|
|3||Complexity Gaming||7||4||1||2||13||Unseeded in Winner's quarterfinals|
|5||MVP Phoenix||7||1||3||3||6||Seeded in Loser's Round of 16 with choosing rights|
|6||Invictus Gaming||7||1||3||3||6||Seeded in Loser's Round of 16 without choosing rights|
|7||Fnatic||7||0||4||3||4||Unseeded in Loser's Round of 16|
|1||Evil Geniuses||7||3||4||0||13||Seeded in Winner's quarterfinals with choosing rights|
|2||CDEC Gaming||7||4||1||2||13||Seeded in Winner's quarterfinals without choosing rights|
|3||EHOME||7||2||5||0||11||Unseeded in Winner's quarterfinals|
|5||Virtus.pro||7||2||3||2||9||Seeded in Loser's Round of 16 with choosing rights|
|6||Vici Gaming||7||1||4||2||7||Seeded in Loser's Round of 16 without choosing rights|
|7||Newbee||7||0||6||1||6||Unseeded in Loser's Round of 16|
|Round 1||Round 2||Upper bracket finals|
(Note: Prizes are in USD)
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