The International 2015

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The International 2015
The International logo (2015).jpg
Tournament information
Sport Dota 2
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Dates August 3–6, 2015
Administrator(s) Valve Corporation
Tournament
format(s)
Group stage
Round robin
Main event
Double elimination
Host(s) Valve Corporation
Venue(s) KeyArena
Participants 16 teams
Purse US$18,429,613
Final positions
Champions Evil Geniuses
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.

The tournament awarded one of the biggest prize pools in eSports tournament history, at over $18 million,[1] with the winning team, Evil Geniuses, being awarded over $6 million.[2]

Background[edit]

Valve announced The International 2015 in January 2015, again taking place at the KeyArena in Seattle.[3] Tickets went on sale in March, selling out in around 5 minutes.[4][5]

An interactive compendium was again announced, being released in May 2015, with purchases of the compendium going towards the tournament's prize pool.[6] 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.[7] Valve anticipated that the total would exceed $15 million by the time of the tournament,[8] a target which was reached in July.[9] Purchasers who reach a high enough level with their compendium were sent a miniature replica International trophy.[10]

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.[2]

During the second day of the tournament, a DDOS attack was reported to have occurred, affecting around three hours of games.[11]

Teams[edit]

Ten professional teams were directly invited to the event, with four regional winners and two 'wild card' winners also invited.[12] The 'wild card' winners were decided during the main competition in Seattle from CDEC Gaming, Team Archon, MVP Phoenix and Vega Squadron.[2]

Direct invitation
Regional qualifier winners
Wild card winners

Bracket[edit]

The International 2015 at the KeyArena in Seattle.

The tournament's first day of games began on July 26 with four teams competing for the two wild card spots.[13] The winners of the upper and lower brackets, CDEC and MVP Phoenix, gained these positions in the main tournament.[14]

Wild card[edit]

Round one Round two Qualified
                   
CDEC 2  
Vega Squadron 1  
  CDEC 2  
  MVP Phoenix 0  
MVP Phoenix 2
Archon 1  
  CDEC Q
  MVP Phoenix Q
Vega Squadron 2  
Archon 0  
  MVP Phoenix 2
  Vega Squadron 1  

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts
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
4 Cloud 9 7 3 1 3 10
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
8 Natus Vincere 7 0 3 4 3

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L Pts
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
4 Team Empire 7 2 3 2 9
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
8 MVP HOT6ix 7 0 2 5 2

Main event[edit]

Upper bracket[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Upper bracket finals
         
A1 LGD Gaming 2
B4 Team Empire 1
A1 LGD Gaming 0
B2 CDEC Gaming 2
B2 CDEC Gaming 2
C4 Cloud 9 0
B2 CDEC Gaming 2
B1 Evil Geniuses 0
B1 Evil Geniuses 2
C3 Complexity Gaming 0
B1 Evil Geniuses 2
B3 EHOME 1
A2 Team Secret 0
B3 EHOME 2

Lower bracket[edit]

Grand Finals[edit]

Finals
   
B2 CDEC Gaming 1
B1 Evil Geniuses 3

Results[edit]

The International 2015 grand final in the KeyArena in Seatle.

(Note: Prizes are in USD)

Place Team Prize Money
1 Evil Geniuses $6,634,661
2 CDEC Gaming $2,856,590
3 LGD Gaming $2,211,554
4 Vici Gaming $1,566,517
5 EHOME.cn $1,197,925
Virtus.pro
7 MVP Phoenix $829,333
Team Secret
9-12 Team Empire $221,155
Cloud9
compLexity Gaming
Invictus Gaming
13-16 Fnatic $55,289
Natus Vincere
Newbee
MVP HOT6ix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phil Savage (July 21, 2015). "The International 2015 prize distribution announced". PC Gamer. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Ben Barrett (July 19, 2015). "All the details on Dota 2's International 2015 and Valve's new streaming service". PCGamesN. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Andy Chalk (January 7, 2015). "Valve announces dates for The International 2015". PC Gamer. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Stephany Nunneley (March 21, 2015). "Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets go on sale next week". VG247. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ Stephany Nunneley (March 28, 2015). "Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out". VG247. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ Christopher Livingston (May 2, 2015). "Dota 2 International Compendium released". PC Gamer. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ Sherif Saed (June 5, 2015). "Dota 2 International 2015 prize pool is already biggest in eSports history". VG247. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ James Vincent (June 5, 2015). "Dota 2 breaks e-sports record again with $11.4 million prize pool". The Verge. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ Alex Newhouse (July 1, 2015). "Dota 2 International Hits Prize Pool Milestone, Exceeding Super Bowl and Masters". GameSpot. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ Wesley Yin-Poole (July 9, 2015). "Valve to send actual Dota 2 The International trophies to Compendium ultra hardcore". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ Patrick Klepek (August 4, 2015). "Reported DDoS Attack Delays Dota 2 International For Three Hours". Kotaku. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Dota 2 - The International 2015". Valve. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  13. ^ Michael Morella (July 26, 2015). "Valve fires off The International 2015 Dota 2 Championships". GameZone. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Dota 2 - The International: Replays". Valve. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 

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