The International will be hosted in Shanghai in 2019

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

The International will be held in Shanghai, China, next year. The first iteration of The International, back in 2011, was hosted in Cologne, Germany. Ever since then, the prestigious Dota 2 tournament has found itself in North America. In 2012, The International moved to Seattle, Washington, remaining there through 2017. In 2018, the event relocated to the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The International 2019 will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which hosted the Shanghai Major 2016, an official Valve-sponsored Dota 2 tournament and part of the circuit that helps teams qualify for The International.

The International is famous for having the biggest prize pool in the entirety of eSports, topping itself in the record books year-in, year-out. This year, over $25 million was dished out in total after 110 days of crowdfunding.

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