The International 2013
West: May 13 - 19
> 8 teams
Casting: The GD Studio
East: May 20 - 26
> 8 teams
> Runner-ups of both qualifiers play each other in Seattle before the event
> Winner qualifies
Aug 3 - Aug 5
Aug 7 - Aug 11
> 13 invited
> 2 qualified
> 1 wild card
Venue: Benayora Hall, Seattle, USA
Group stage: Aug 3 - 5
Playoffs: Aug 7 - 11
Albums - The International 2013
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!
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.
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.
News for The International 2013
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.