The International 2013

The International 2013

General information

Prize pool (estimation)
1. $1,436,944 USD
2. $632,255 USD
3. $287,389 USD
4. $201,172 USD
5-6. $114,955 USD
7-8. $43,108 USD
Structure
QUALIFIERS
West: May 13 - 19
> 8 teams
Casting: The GD Studio
East: May 20 - 26
> 8 teams
Casting: BeyondtheSummit
Wild Card:
> Runner-ups of both qualifiers play each other in Seattle before the event
> Winner qualifies
Group stage
Aug 3 - Aug 5

Playoffs
Aug 7 - Aug 11
MAIN EVENT
Teams: 16
> 13 invited
> 2 qualified
> 1 wild card
Venue: Benayora Hall, Seattle, USA
Group stage: Aug 3 - 5
Playoffs: Aug 7 - 11

The International 2013 Live Streams

Albums - The International 2013

Featured articles

TI3 retrospective : The top 5 games of the playoffs

The International 3 is over, and while the teams and spectators are still having a hangover from this breathtaking event, we decided to take some painkillers and look back at the awesome games the play-offs provided. This is a list of our editors' favorite matches of the TI3 main event. SPOILERS INCLUDED!

Heroes of The International 3

The International 3 just ended and while the games are still hot we take a look at the hero statistics across all the games from the competition.

Interview with Dignitas.Waytosexy at TI3

Team Dignitas are unfortunately eliminated but waytosexy is still enjoying the event, he talks about their preparations, their performance and about the North American Dota 2 scene.

Mushi: "We only scrimmed against Zenith and lost every time"

Mushi had a chat with us right after their victory against DK, talking about the game, about how they changed their performance during the tournament and about the SEA Dota scene.

Ducky: "I didn't miss competitive gaming until now"

Our own Tjernobylbarnet catches up with Misery and Ducky for a lenghty half-serious, half-trolling interview. Listen what the two have to say about time in China, The International 3 and TobiWan as a potential member of Ducky's Dream Team 2.0.

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News for The International 2013

The International 3 GosuBet contest winners

The winners are out for the contest we ran together with ROCCAT for The International. Successful GosuBetters will be rewarded, check inside who the winners are.

Alliance are your TI3 champions !

The final day of The International 3 is now live and we will be loading this news page with photos, video interviews and live updates from games. Ning, Tjernobylbarnet, and Dopeshow will be at the venue the whole day.

TI3 Day four recap - Alliance guaranteed top two

We are going into the last day of The International 2013. Only three teams remain; Alliance, Natus Vincere and Neolution.Orange. By the the end of this day, only one shall stand. Find a recap of day 2 here.

The International 3 day four ticker archive

The fourth day of The International 3 is now live and we will be loading this news page with photos, video interviews and live updates from games. Ning, Tjernobylbarnet, and Dopeshow will be at the venue the whole day.

TI3 day three recap - dual-EU upper final

The winner bracket final is known, it'll be an all European showdown while the lower bracket currently have all four teams being from Asia (three of them from China).

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Playoffs

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Na`Vi
2
Neo.Orange
1
TongFu
2
Fnatic.
0
Alliance
2
LGD
0
DK
2
iG.
1

Round 2

BO3
Na`Vi
2
TongFu
1
Alliance
2
DK
1

Round 3

BO3
Na`Vi
0
Alliance
2

Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO1
dignitas.
1
RSnake
0
LGD.int
1
mouz
0
Liquid
1
MUFC
0
Zenith
1
Virtus.Pro
0

Round 2

BO1
Neo.Orange
1
dignitas.
0
LGD.int
0
Fnatic.
1
LGD
0
Liquid
1
iG.
1
Zenith
0

Round 3

BO1
Neo.Orange
1
Fnatic.
0
Liquid
0
iG.
1

Round 4

BO3
DK
1
Neo.Orange
2
TongFu
2
iG.
1

Round 5

BO3
Neo.Orange
2
TongFu
1

Round 6

BO3
Na`Vi
2
Neo.Orange
1

Final

BO5
Alliance
3
Na`Vi
2

Group Stage

1v1 Tournament

Round 1

BO3
Dendi
2
FATA-
1
Mushi
2
xiao8
1
s4
1
iceiceice
2
Ferrari 430
2
Mu.
1

Round 2

BO3
Dendi
0
Mushi
2
iceiceice
2
Ferrari 430
0

Round 3

BO3
Mushi
0
iceiceice
2

Eastern Qualifiers - Playoffs

Eastern Qualifiers - Group stage

Western qualifier - Playoffs

Western Qualifiers - Group stage

About The International 2013

While The International 2013 looked on paper to be very similar to the event from the year before, Valve made one change that turned out to drastically alter the fate of the event. The introduction of the compendium goals, and the percentage of sales revenue being pumped back into the prize pool saw them once again claim the crown for the largest pool ever offered, with over $2.5m on offer. Today that might seem a small amount compared to TI 2016, but simply altering how the pool was made up turned out to be a monumental decision.

Even though TI 2012 offered a cool million for the winners, the more-than 50% increase certainly ramped up the interest, with event hubs and news outlets thronging with interested fans. Sixteen teams once again battled it out in pursuit of that cash, with an entirely ‘western’ top three in contrast to the previous year, when China took gold and bronze. Swedish side Alliance defeated perennial finalists Na’Vi to claim their first title, and the $1.6m that went with it.

More than a million people watched TI 2103 at the same time, many of them on Twitch, and after TI 2012 news had flooded the airwaves last year it was clear the ceiling of public interest was still not even close. TI 2013, which featured some of the best games in DOTA history, would also the last to be held at the Benaroya Hall, after that Seattle venue had hosted for a couple of years.

Coverage partner

ROCCAT

Videos and interviews

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Upcoming matches - The International 2013

VODs

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Participating Teams

Invictus Gaming     Neolution.Orange
Alliance     Fnatic
Team Liquid     Natus Vincere
Zenith     Team Dignitas
Virtus Pro     DK eSports
LGD International     MUFC
LGD     Mousesports
TongFu     Wildcard w inner