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Valve announced The International 2023

The American private studio of digital distribution of computer games Valve Corporation has officially announced The International games in 2023. The competition will be held in October 2023, hosted by Seattle, USA.

The International

The Dota 2 multiplayer team computer game tournament seems to be the largest among all annual eSports competitions. The competitions were first held in Cologne, Germany in 2011. The annual international fair Gamescom brought together numerous consumers of electronic products, fans, developers of gaming equipment (for example, Levus casino), and trade professionals. Valve Corporation’s debut game – Half-Life, like Leo game club, has gained well-deserved success among fans of computer entertainment.

The capital of the state of Washington will host guests and competitors for the seventh time. Previously, six tournaments were held here in a row – 2012-2017. In total, 12 international team fights were held:

  1. The International 2012. At the invitation of Valve, 14 of the world’s best teams gathered in Seattle.
  2. 2013. Number of teams 13. Online qualification for the west took place on May 13-19, for the east – 20-30. The prize went to the Swedish team The Alliance.
  3. 2014 was marked by the arrival of 11 teams, followed by distribution by region of the world. Players from China took the winner’s step.
  4. 2015. Number of groups 10, 4 more received the winners of regional qualifying competitions – Europe, North America, China, Southeast Asia. The final was determined by the American crew of Evil Geniuses as the winner. Valve Corporation has also changed some of the mechanics of fights.
  5. 2016. Only 6 teams received a direct invitation, 8 more were the winners of the regional qualifying rounds. The leaders were e-sportsmen from China – Wing Gaming.
  6. 2017. 6 teams arrived, 12 more places were awarded to the winners of the regional qualifiers. According to the new rules of the tournament, 18 crews participated in the championship, however, 2 crews that scored the minimum number of points were eliminated from the arena of the gameplay. The European team won – OG.
  7. 2018. Venue – Vancouver, broken down into 6 regions. The time of the event is the end of August. Athletes from Europe became the champions again – Team Liquid.
  8. 2019. Competition venue – Shanghai, period – May 15-25. Direct invites were received by 12 crews, 6 places were played at qualifying qualifiers in 6 regions of the world. The champion of 2017 was determined as the leader.
  9. 2020. Due to the pandemic, The International games have been cancelled. But Battle Pass 2020 ran from May to October.
  10. 2021. The participants of the competition were hosted by the capital of Romania, offering the best stadium – the National. During October, the teams competed in deserted stands, due to the continuation of the pandemic.

Singapore Exhibition Center – Suntec Singapore, Singapore Indoor Stadium became the venue for The International 2022 in mid-October. For the first time, 20 teams took part in the tournament, divided into group category, playoffs.

Aegis of Champions

The award of the competition is presented in the form of a shield made of bronze covered with silver. The front side reflects the duel of Light and Darkness, the back – the names of the winning teams. The shield, according to ancient legends, has magical powers that can be used for protection.

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