Dota 2 TI Winners List: TI1 to Present

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On this page, view the list of past Dota 2 teams that have won The International and highlight key moments of their success. Winning a tournament like The International is the greatest dream of any top professional esports team. Not only can teams earn huge cash prizes, but they also receive the prestige of being the best players in the world that year. 

Dota 2 The International Winners: TI1 to Present

The International is well known to be a fierce esports tournament with teams competing from all six regions. This is why Dota TI winners are different, they have stormed through the tournament full of favorites to win the Aegis of Champions.

Here is every single team that has been a Dota 2 TI winner since its inception:

YearEventWinnersRosterRegionPrize Money Won
2011TI1Natus VincereArtstyle, Dendi, XBOCT, Puppey, LighTofHeaveNCIS$1,000,000
2012TI2Invictus GamingZhou, Ferrari_430, YYF, ChuaN, FaithCN$1,000,000
2013TI3AllianceLoda, s4, AdmiralBulldog, EGM, AkkeWEU$1,437,190
2014TI4NewbeeHao, Mu, xiao8, Banana, SanShengCN$5,025,029
2015TI5Evil GeniusesFear, SumaiL, UNiVeRsE, Aui_2000, ppdNA$6,634,661
2016TI6Wings Gamingshadow, bLink, Faith_bian, y, iceiceCN$9,139,002
2017TI7Team LiquidMATUMBAMAN, Miracle-, MinD_ContRoL, GH, KuroKy, HeenWEU$10,862,683
2018TI8OGana, Topson, Ceb, JerAx, N0tailWEU$11,234,158
2019TI9OGana, Topson, Ceb, JerAx, N0tailWEU$15,620,181
2021TI10Team SpiritMira, Collapse, Miposhka, TORONTOTOKYO, YatoroCIS$18,208,300
2022TI11Tundra Esportsskiter, Nine, 33, Saksa, SneykingWEU$8,518,822
2023TI12Team SpiritYatoro, Larl, Collapse, Mira, MiposhkaCIS$1,414,343

Dota 2 The International Champions Through History

The International, or TI for short, is the highest and most prestigious tournament in Dota 2 esports. This event brings in teams from different regions to play and be crowned the international champion in Dota 2. The best teams battle it out for the highest prize pool in esports, with thousands of sponsors involved. It’s also a great opportunity to get involved with Dota The International betting.

From the very first Dota 2 TI winning team, NAVI, to the latest winners, Tundra Esports, every team that has won The International has left a mark on the Dota 2 community.

The prize pool is also something to look forward to. Dota famously has the largest prize pools in esports and teams want to claim a part of it for themselves. The huge stakes also lead to exceptional plays and teamwork, leaving viewers desperate for more. Every Dota 2 TI winner has many games that we can remember fondly, and here we will dive into those TI winners right from when TI began.

See also: TI Prize Pool History

TI1 Champion: Natus Vincere

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Image credit: Valve

Natus Vincere is an old name in esports. Well-known as one of the best gaming franchises in the world, they have trophies across games like CS:GO, League of Legends, and Dota 2.

NaVi’s pioneering win occurred in Cologne, Germany, at the TI 1 tournament in 2011. As this was the first iteration of The International, there was a comparatively small but nonetheless exciting prize. They won by beating EHOME and walking away with $1 million from the 1.6 million dollar prize pool.

The team also had Dota 2 legend Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, the only player in TI history to participate in 11 consecutive TI competitions. 

TI1 Results

  • TI1 Winner: Natus Vincere
  • 2nd place: EHOME
  • 3rd place: Scythe Gaming
  • 4th place: Meet Your Makers

TI2 Champion: Invictus Gaming

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Image credit: Valve

TI champions, Invictus Gaming crushed the first TI winner, who came back with a chance to win the tournament back-to-back.

The event was held in Seattle, Washington and saw IG come out on top with a 3-1 win. They took home $1 million of the $1,600,00 prize pool and had the chance to lift the Aegis for the first time.

TI2 Results

  • TI2 Winner: Invictus Gaming
  • 2nd place: Natus Vincere
  • 3rd place: LGD Gaming
  • 4th place: Team DK

TI3 Champion: Alliance

Image credit: Valve

At this point, The International started to get bigger and more teams became interested in winning this trophy for their region. Around this time, Valve introduced the Compendium, which also increased the prize pool by $2.50 every time someone purchased the battle pass. This would eventually lead to huge prize pools in the future.

TI3 is said to have one of the most thrilling finals of all time. Europe’s Alliance faced off against the TI 1 champions, NAVi.

Eventually, Alliance won it, with the European region lifting the trophy for the first time after beating Natus Vincere 3-1. This match led to an explosion in the tournament’s popularity, with more esports fans attending the event.

Alliance took home the US$ 1,437,190 grand prize from TI3’s US$ 2,874,380 prize pool.

TI3 Results

  • TI3 Winner: Alliance
  • 2nd place: Natus Vincere
  • 3rd place: Orange Esports
  • 4th place: TongFu

TI4 Champion: Newbee

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Image credit: Valve

Dota 2 boomed in popularity over this year and had to move to KeyArena in Seattle, Washington to accommodate huge numbers of TI fans.

China again returned to be the Dota 2 The International champions, with Newbee beating Vici Gaming soundly 3-1 and proving they were the best Dota 2 players. Newbee earned US$ 5,025,029 in prize money from TI4’s US$ 10,923,977 total prize pool.

TI4 Results

  • TI4 Winner: Newbee
  • 2nd place: Vici Gaming
  • 3rd place: Evil Geniuses
  • 4th place: Team DK

TI5 Champion: Evil Geniuses

evil geniuses won the international ti5
Image credit: Evil Geniuses

North America wanted a taste of the action too and after beating the Chinese squad, CDEC gaming, they walked away with a $6.63 million prize from the prize pool.

During TI 5, Valve also made a change to make sure all participants got a fraction of the ever-growing prize pool. Regardless, Evil Geniuses won US$ 6,634,661, which was the lion’s share of TI5’s US$ 18,429,613 prize pool.

TI5 Results

  • TI5 Winner: Evil Geniuses
  • 2nd place: CDEC Gaming
  • 3rd place: LGD Gaming
  • 4th place: Vici Gaming

TI6 Champion: Wings Gaming

wings gaming ti 6
Image credit: Valve

Dota 2’s The International continued using KeyArena for the third time as they hosted Chinese team Wings Gaming and Digital Chaos. 

Wings Gaming eventually became the Dota 2 The International winners with a 3-1 victory in the grand final. This marked the third time that the Chinese region took home the Aegis.

Valve also updated the prize pool format, offering 25% of the battle pass to the prize pool instead of the regular Compendium. This increased the prize pool, with Wings Gaming winning the US$ 9,139,002 grand prize from TI6’s US$ 20,770,460 prize pool.

TI6 Results

  • TI6 Winner: Wings Gaming
  • 2nd place: Digital Chaos
  • 3rd place: Evil Geniuses
  • 4th place: Fnatic

TI7 Champion: Team Liquid

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Image credit: Valve

Team Liquid is well-known for its franchises in Valorant, LOL and CS:GO. They became Dota 2 The International 7’s winner after shutting down another Chinese charge from Newbee. 

Team Liquid took home the US$ 10,862,683 grand prize from TI7’s US$ 24,787,916 prize pool after fighting their way through the lower bracket and ending the day on a very clean 3-0 win against the upper bracket finalists.

TI7 Results

  • TI7 Winner: Team Liquid
  • 2nd place: Newbee
  • 3rd place: LGD.Forever Young
  • 4th place: LGD Gaming

TI8 Champion: OG

og ti 8 dota 2 ti winners
Image credit: Valve

The International changed locations to Vancouver, Canada and used a new points system that vetted the Dota 2 TI teams. OG went on to win the tournament after beating Chinese PSG.LGD (now LGD Gaming) with a 3-2 fight to become Dota 2 The International winners for the first time. 

OG was an underdog in the tournament but turned it round and beat everyone’s expectations. They put up a hard fight to get through the tournament to get the Aegis shield. They won the US$ 11,234,158 grand prize from TI8’s US$ 25,532,177 prize pool.

TI8 Results

  • TI8 Winner: OG
  • 2nd place: PSG.LGD
  • 3rd place: Evil Geniuses
  • 4th place: Team Liquid

TI9 Champion: OG

og ti 9 dota 2 ti winners
Image credit: Valve

The International 9 was a historic event, with OG being the first team to go back-to-back for the first time in the tournament

The team rode on the backs of some of the best Dota players, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, Sebastian “Ceb” Debs and Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen and they eventually beat Team Liquid 3-1. Despite their first win at TI8 being called a fluke, OG proved they deserve to stand among the best Dota teams in the world. To date, they are still the only team to have ever won The International twice.

OG was awarded the US$ 15,620,181 grand prize from TI9’s massive US$ 34,330,068 prize pool.

TI9 Results

  • TI9 Winner: OG
  • 2nd place: Team Liquid
  • 3rd place: PSG.LGD
  • 4th place: Team Secret

TI10 Champion: Team Spirit

dota 2 ti winners team spirit ti10 2021
Image credit: Team Spirit via Twitter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, The International had to be delayed. However, Valve continued the event in 2021, with EEU’s Team Spirit winning the trophy. Team Spirit became the first Russian team to win the title after crushing Chinese kings, PSG.LGD, in a 3-2 match.

The squad won the US$ 18,208,300 grand prize, which was the lion’s share of TI10’s US$ 40 million prize pool, the largest in esports history.

TI10 Results

  • TI10 Winner: Team Spirit
  • 2nd place: PSG.LGD
  • 3rd place: Team Secret
  • 4th place: Invictus Gaming

TI11 Champion: Tundra Esports

tundra esports ti11 dota 2 ti winners
Image credit: Valve

Tundra Esports are the latest Dota 2 TI winners. But nothing suggested that Tundra Esports would breeze through TI 11 before the event. While they finished 1st in the third tour of WEU that season, they finished only 4th and 3rd on the previous tours. At the Arlington Major—the final Major before TI 11—they didn’t even make it past the group stage, winning zero series and losing three.

Yet the team would go on to win TI 2022 without losing a single series in the upper bracket and with a negligible 1 game loss against Team Secret in the semifinals.

They brought home $8.5 million, which was 45% of the TI 11’s $18.9 million prize pool.

TI11 Results

  • TI11 Winner: Tundra Esports
  • 2nd place: Team Secret
  • 3rd place: Team Liquid
  • 4th place: Team Aster

TI12 Champions: Team Spirit

Credit: Valve

Team Spirit are now the second team in Dota 2 history to lift the Aegis twice. They might not have been the favorites going into the tournament but they’re victory is very well deserved. After dropping only a couple of games the entire TI run, Spirit managed a decisive 3-0 victory against Gaimin Gladiators in the Grand Finals. Team Spirit had a tough start to the year but they showed once again why they don’t lose a Grand Finals.

TI12 had the smallest prize pool since TI1 but Team Spirit still took home $1,414,343, again representing 45% of the overall pool.

TI12 Results:

  • TI12 Winner: Team Spirit
  • 2nd place: Gaimin Gladiators
  • 3rd place: LGD Gaming
  • 4th place: Azure Ray

Check back for an update on the Dota 2 International winner for 2024

With this list of all the previous Dota 2 TI winners, you’d think that you’d be able to hazard a guess at who stands a good chance of becoming the Dota 2 TI 2024 winners. Knowing the history of a competitive event such as this one is a great way to slightly clear away the fog of war, especially when it comes to gambling. TI12 winners odds are already indicating who could potentially win this event.

It’s worth checking out some more recent Dota 2 tournaments including Majors and DreamLeague before the next iteration of The International. Dota is a famously unpredictable game but knowing who is on form and who is having a tough time can help your bets.

Researching the Dota 2 TI teams should make betting much easier. You can also choose to bet on Dota TI favorites that popular predictors are picking.

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