The International 2014

The International 2014

General information

Prize pool - $10,700,000 ($1,600,000 + $2.5 for each compendium sale)
1. $5,028,300
2. $1,475,699
3. $1,038,455
4. $819,833



5-6. $655,866
7-8. $519,227
9-10. $49,190
11-12. $38,259
13-14. $21,862
Structure
QUALIFIERS -- May 12 to 27
Four qualifiers based on regions
- 10 team round robin, top 4 moves on the next stage
- second stage being a 4 team double elimination
-- seed 1-2 starts off in upper bracket, seed 3-4 in lower
Winner of each qualifiers enters The International
Runner-up of each qualifier play together for the wildcard spot

Americas Qualifier - May 12-15
SEA Qualifier - May 16-19
China Qualifier - May 20-23
Europe Qualifier - May 24-27

- find previews for the TI4 teams here (new articles getting published every 2nd-3rd day)
PLAYOFF PHASE - July 8 to 14
16 teams
- 11 invited
- 4 regional qualifiers winners
- 1 wildcard/play-ins winner
Phase I- July 8
- Play-ins, 4 qualifier runner-ups play to decide the final team
Phase II - July 9 - 12
- Round robin, 16 teams, best-of-1
-- Top 2 to Main Event - upper bracket
-- Rank 3 to 10 to Phase III, rank 11 to 16 eliminated
Phase III - July 13 - 14
- Two bubble race brackets, best-of-3
-- Winners of each join the main event, in the upper bracket
-- rank 2-3 of each go to main event - lower bracket, rank 4 of each is eliminated
MAIN EVENT -- July 18 - 21
Main event taking place at Key Arena in Seattle, USA
- 8 teams, double elimination, best-of-3
-- 4 teams in upper bracket
--- 2 from playoffs phase I, rank 1-2
--- 2 from playoffs phase II, winner of each bubble race bracket
-- 4 teams in lower bracket
--- rank 2-3 from each playoffs phase II bubble race bracket

Casting:
Playoffs - pretty much everyone
Main event - Tobi, syndereN, LD, Luminous

The International 2014 Live Streams

Albums - The International 2014

Main Event

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO3
VG.cn
1
NewBee
2
EG
2
DK
0

Round 2

BO3
NewBee
2
EG
0

Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Cloud9
2
Na`Vi
1
iG.
1
LGD
2

Round 2

BO3
Cloud9
1
VG.cn
2
LGD
1
DK
2

Round 3

BO3
VG.cn
2
DK
0

Round 4

BO3
EG
1
VG.cn
2

Final

BO5
NewBee
3
VG.cn
1

Phase III - Monday

Phase III - Sunday

Featured articles

DK.iceiceice "This was the worst final for the people here"

DK.iceiceice "This was the worst final for the people here"

Iceiceice shared some words right after the grand final, where he mentions that it was perhaps not the spectacular one so far. Other than that he also jokes around back and forth and mentions the state of Team DK.

Newbee defeat VG to claim the TI4 title and over $5,000,000

Newbee defeat VG to claim the TI4 title and over $5,000,000

After going one game down to ViCi, NewBee pull out three wins in a row with the last game ending in just 15 minutes. With this victory they are the champions of The International 2014, taking the title, the Aegis and over $1 million each, which is the biggest prize in competitive gaming to date.

MVP.March: 'We were rooting for Team Liquid since they...

MVP.March: 'We were rooting for Team Liquid since they beat us'

GosuGamers caught up with MVP.Phoenix's captain, Taewon 'March' Park, in a candid interview where he talks about his journey at The International 2014, how he thought the team would fare, and about the team's future. Read on as March touches on topics related to DK, Alliance and TI4 overall.

Titan.Ky.xy: 'I think that a team cannot solely rely on...

Titan.Ky.xy: 'I think that a team cannot solely rely on one person to achieve victory'

Ky.xy of Titan explains that although they lost, he is satisfied. He lost to a finalist afterall. Furthermore he talks some about the future, SEA scene and welcomes Bulba to the TI4 Aegis deniers club.

EG.Zai: 'The group stage was the scariest thing ever'

EG.Zai: 'The group stage was the scariest thing ever'

Evil Geniuses' Zai, one of the youngest successful players in the scene, is guaranteed a top three finish at this year's The International. Here he reflects some about how he playing in general at this level, about Fear, Mason, further competition and other factors.

Interviews with Ayesee and Sheever + highlights

Interviews with Ayesee and Sheever + highlights

The recent videos - interview with Sheever about being on the panel, the teams and the career, interview with Ayesee about TI4, the regions, the team as well as some thrilling plays from the matches.

More featured articles

Phase II - Tiebreakers

Phase II - Round Robin

Team Matches Wins Draws Losses Pts
VG.cn 15 12 0 3 12
EG 15 11 0 4 11
DK 15 10 0 5 10
iG. 15 9 0 6 9
Na`Vi 15 8 0 7 8
Cloud9 15 8 0 7 8
Liquid 15 8 0 7 8
Titan 15 8 0 7 8
NewBee 15 7 0 8 7
LGD 15 7 0 8 7
mouz 15 7 0 8 7
Alliance 15 6 0 9 6
Empire 15 6 0 9 6
Fnatic. 15 6 0 9 6
Na`Vi.na 15 5 0 10 5
Arrow 15 2 0 13 2
Schedule
NewBee vs LGD 1 – 0
Alliance vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 1
Fnatic.Dota2 vs Team DK 1 – 0
Evil Geniuses DotA2 vs Cloud9 0 – 1
Arrow Gaming vs Evil Geniuses DotA2 0 – 1
Team Liquid vs Natus Vincere.NA 0 – 1
ViCi Gaming vs Mousesports 1 – 0
Team Empire DotA2 vs Titan 0 – 1
Arrow Gaming vs Cloud9 0 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs NewBee 0 – 1
Fnatic.Dota2 vs Natus Vincere Dota 2 1 – 0
LGD vs Team DK 0 – 1
Alliance vs Titan 0 – 1
Natus Vincere.NA vs Fnatic.Dota2 1 – 0
Team Empire DotA2 vs Mousesports 1 – 0
ViCi Gaming vs Natus Vincere Dota 2 0 – 1
Cloud9 vs Titan 1 – 0
Evil Geniuses DotA2 vs LGD 1 – 0
Alliance vs NewBee 0 – 1
ViCi Gaming vs Team Empire DotA2 1 – 0
Natus Vincere.NA vs LGD 1 – 0
Arrow Gaming vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 1
Natus Vincere Dota 2 vs Mousesports 1 – 0
Team Liquid vs Team DK 1 – 0
Mousesports vs Cloud9 1 – 0
Team Liquid vs NewBee 1 – 0
Alliance vs Arrow Gaming 1 – 0
Cloud9 vs Natus Vincere.NA 1 – 0
Evil Geniuses DotA2 vs Fnatic.Dota2 1 – 0
Team DK vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 1
Titan vs ViCi Gaming 0 – 1
Alliance vs Team DK 0 – 1
Team Empire DotA2 vs Natus Vincere Dota 2 0 – 1
Evil Geniuses DotA2 vs Team Liquid 0 – 1
NewBee vs Fnatic.Dota2 0 – 1
LGD vs Arrow Gaming 1 – 0
Titan vs NewBee 1 – 0
Team Liquid vs Fnatic.Dota2 1 – 0
Mousesports vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 1
Natus Vincere.NA vs Team Empire DotA2 0 – 1
Natus Vincere Dota 2 vs Cloud9 1 – 0
Invictus Gaming vs Evil Geniuses DotA2 1 – 0
LGD vs ViCi Gaming 0 – 1
Team DK vs Arrow Gaming 1 – 0
Natus Vincere.NA vs ViCi Gaming 0 – 1
LGD vs Fnatic.Dota2 1 – 0
Natus Vincere Dota 2 vs Titan 0 – 1
Alliance vs Mousesports 1 – 0
Evil Geniuses DotA2 vs NewBee 1 – 0
Team Empire DotA2 vs Team Liquid 0 – 1
Titan vs Arrow Gaming 1 – 0
Cloud9 vs Team DK 0 – 1
Alliance vs Team Empire DotA2 1 – 0
Team Liquid vs LGD 0 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs Natus Vincere.NA 0 – 1
Team DK vs Mousesports 1 – 0
Fnatic.Dota2 vs ViCi Gaming 0 – 1
Natus Vincere Dota 2 vs Evil Geniuses DotA2 0 – 1
Arrow Gaming vs Mousesports 0 – 1
Team DK vs Team Empire DotA2 1 – 0
Cloud9 vs NewBee 0 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs Titan 1 – 0
Alliance vs Natus Vincere.NA 1 – 0
Cloud9 vs Team Liquid 1 – 0
NewBee vs ViCi Gaming 0 – 1
Natus Vincere.NA vs Arrow Gaming 0 – 1
Alliance vs Fnatic.Dota2 0 – 1
Mousesports vs NewBee 0 – 1
LGD vs Natus Vincere Dota 2 0 – 1
Team Liquid vs Arrow Gaming 0 – 1
Team Empire DotA2 vs Invictus Gaming 1 – 0
Evil Geniuses DotA2 vs Titan 1 – 0
Fnatic.Dota2 vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 1
Alliance vs LGD 0 – 1
Natus Vincere.NA vs Natus Vincere Dota 2 1 – 0
Team DK vs ViCi Gaming 0 – 1
Titan vs Team DK 1 – 0
Fnatic.Dota2 vs Arrow Gaming 1 – 0
Team Empire DotA2 vs Cloud9 0 – 1
Mousesports vs Evil Geniuses DotA2 0 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs Team Liquid 0 – 1
Natus Vincere.NA vs Team DK 0 – 1
LGD vs Team Empire DotA2 1 – 0
ViCi Gaming vs Evil Geniuses DotA2 0 – 1
Natus Vincere Dota 2 vs Team Liquid 1 – 0
Alliance vs ViCi Gaming 0 – 1
NewBee vs Natus Vincere.NA 1 – 0
Mousesports vs Titan 1 – 0
Alliance vs Cloud9 1 – 0
Team DK vs Natus Vincere Dota 2 1 – 0
Invictus Gaming vs LGD 1 – 0
Titan vs Natus Vincere.NA 1 – 0
NewBee vs Arrow Gaming 1 – 0
Team Empire DotA2 vs Evil Geniuses DotA2 0 – 1
Fnatic.Dota2 vs Mousesports 0 – 1
ViCi Gaming vs Team Liquid 1 – 0
NewBee vs Team DK 0 – 1
Titan vs LGD 0 – 1
LGD vs Mousesports 0 – 1
Arrow Gaming vs Natus Vincere Dota 2 0 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs Cloud9 0 – 1
NewBee vs Team Empire DotA2 0 – 1
Alliance vs Team Liquid 0 – 1
Evil Geniuses DotA2 vs Natus Vincere.NA 1 – 0
Fnatic.Dota2 vs Team Empire DotA2 0 – 1
Team Liquid vs Titan 1 – 0
ViCi Gaming vs Cloud9 0 – 1
Natus Vincere Dota 2 vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 1
Arrow Gaming vs Team Empire DotA2 0 – 1
Cloud9 vs LGD 0 – 1
Titan vs Fnatic.Dota2 1 – 0
Natus Vincere Dota 2 vs NewBee 1 – 0
Arrow Gaming vs ViCi Gaming 0 – 1
Alliance vs Natus Vincere Dota 2 1 – 0
Mousesports vs Natus Vincere.NA 1 – 0
Team DK vs Evil Geniuses DotA2 1 – 0
ViCi Gaming vs Invictus Gaming 1 – 0
Cloud9 vs Fnatic.Dota2 0 – 1
Alliance vs Evil Geniuses DotA2 0 – 1
Mousesports vs Team Liquid 1 – 0

Phase I - Play-ins

Solo Championship

News for The International 2014

The International 2014 highlight movie

GosuGamers' YouTube crew has come up with a short movie depicting scenes throughout The International Dota 2 Championships 2014. This fourteen minute video is surely a treat for our eyes, so do not miss out on any of it!

Suits and TI with Bruno + highlights

In the aftermath of TI4, Bruno talks a bit about his reflections about the event, the finals as well as his spectacular wardrobe. Also included is a video summary of day 3 as well as some individual highlight scenes.

DK.iceiceice "This was the worst final for the people here"

Iceiceice shared some words right after the grand final, where he mentions that it was perhaps not the spectacular one so far. Other than that he also jokes around back and forth and mentions the state of Team DK.

Newbee defeat VG to claim the TI4 title and over $5,000,000

After going one game down to ViCi, NewBee pull out three wins in a row with the last game ending in just 15 minutes. With this victory they are the champions of The International 2014, taking the title, the Aegis and over $1 million each, which is the biggest prize in competitive gaming to date.

Titan.Ky.xy: 'I think that a team cannot solely rely on one person to achieve victory'

Ky.xy of Titan explains that although they lost, he is satisfied. He lost to a finalist afterall. Furthermore he talks some about the future, SEA scene and welcomes Bulba to the TI4 Aegis deniers club.

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Qualifiers - Europe - Bracket

Qualifiers - China - Bracket

Qualifiers - SEA - Bracket

Qualifiers - Americas - Bracket

Qualifiers - Round robin

Qualifiers - Tiebreakers

About The International 2014

In 2014 Valve took the next step toward what we know as The International today, by expanding to the Key Arena in Seattle and making significant changes to the viewer experience. It’s also fair to say the compendium took off, and TI 2013 was blown out of the water as the prize pool for TI 2014 soared past the $10m mark, setting a record that was far in excess of anything seen previously in the scene. Equally, the players from the winning team became the highest-earning esports earners in history.

The news that TI 2014 would feature more qualified teams and less invites was generally met with a favourable response, and after the previous year information about the attendees was in demand. Following the western dominance we saw at TI 2013, the Chinese sides came roaring back, with three of the top four and five of the top eight hailing from that part of the world, and Newbee were best of all, taking home more than $5m in prize money, meaning a million dollar payday for each of their players.

There was one more notable first that made all the TI 2014 news, as Na’Vi finished outside the top two for the first time in their history, eventually going home in seventh, and many wondered if it was the end of an era. As a team that had never failed to make the final, the Ukrainians faced a number of questions, and their subsequent performance at TI 2015 didn’t go a long way to answering them.

Videos and interviews

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VODs

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Upcoming matches - The International 2014

Participating teams

Alliance     Titan
Evil Geniuses     Fnatic
NewBee     Vici Gaming
Natus Vincere     Team DK
Invictus Gaming     Cloud9
Team Empire     Americas Qualifier Winner - North American Rejects
SEA Qualifier Winner - Arrow Gaming     China Qualifier Winner - LGD
Europe Qualifier Winner - mousesports     Play-ins winner - Team Liquid


Team preview articles

- find previews for the teams here (new articles getting published every 2nd-3rd day)

Wild card (play-in) qualifiers
Americas Qualifier - Team Liquid   SEA Qualifier - MVP Phoenix
China Qualifier - CIS Game   Europe Qualifier Runner-up

#TI4 tweets