The 2017-2018 Dota 2 Hub

OG Esports celebrates after an unlikely route from qualifiers to The International 2018 Dota 2 champions after a thrilling 3-2 victory over LGD Gaming at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. OG takes home over $11 million for the win. Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

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Note: This season, Dota 2 developer Valve switched from its premier tournament format to 27 tournaments yearlong that will determine The International 8 invitations. There are 10 Majors and 16 Minors on the 2017-18 schedule as of January.

Majors are worth 1,500 qualifying points spread across the top four placewinners, and Minors are worth 300. The eight invitations to TI8 will go to the teams with the highest point totals among their top three players, and other teams will get into the field via regional qualifiers.

The International 2018

Date: Aug. 15-25
Total prize pool: $25,490,961 million
Winner: OG Esports - $11,208,905 million

Main Event


OG wins five-game thriller to take The International 8 title and $11 million

Day 5: OG takes down PSG.LGD in winners bracket thriller; Evil Geniuses advances in lower bracket

Day 4: Virtus.pro takes down OpTic in lower bracket; Secret sweeps VGJ.Storm

Day 3: VGJ.Storm defeats Winstrike, Secret edges out Vici

Day 2: OG takes down VGJ.Storm

Day 1: Team Liquid, PSG move forward

The International 8 primer -- a $24.8 million dollar esports tournament

Dota 2's The International again breaks record with $24.8M purse

Group tables updated through Aug. 18


Day 4: Main event for The International 8 locked in

Day 3: Evil Geniuses, VGJ.Storm and Team Liquid secure TI8 playoff berths

Day 2: Evil Geniuses on top, VGJ.Storm gathers strength


ESL One Hamburg

Date: Oct. 26-29, 2017
Prize pool: $1,000,000


Virtus.pro gets redemption in Hamburg

Final four set at ESL One Hamburg

DreamLeague Season 8

Date: Dec. 1-3, 2017
Prize pool: $1,000,000

ESL One Katowice

Date: Feb. 20-25
Prize pool: $1,000,000


Virtus.pro wins IEM Katowice

The Bucharest Major

Date: March 8-11
Prize pool: $1,000,000

Dota 2 Asia Championships

Date: March 30 to April 7
Prize pool: $1,000,000


Date: April 27 to May 7
Prize pool: $1,000,000

MDL Changsha Major

Date: May 14-20
Prize pool: $1,000,000

ESL One Birmingham

Date: May 23-27
Prize pool: $1,000,000

China Supermajor

Date: June 2-10
Prize pool: $1,500,000


StarLeague i-League Invitational Season 3

Date: Oct. 11-15, 2017
Prize pool: $300,000

PGL Open Bucharest

Date: Oct. 19-22, 2017
Prize pool: $300,000

Dota Pit League Season 6

Date: Nov. 2-5, 2017
Prize pool: $300,000

Perfect World Masters

Date: Nov. 20-26, 2017
Prize pool: $300,000

MDL Macau

Date: Dec. 8-10, 2017
Prize pool: $300,000

The Summit 8

Date: Dec. 13-17, 2017
Prize pool: $300,000

Captains Draft 4.0

Date: Jan. 4-7
Prize pool: $300,000

ESL One Genting

Date: Jan. 23-28
Prize pool: $400,000
Note: ESL One Genting offered a pool of 400 Pro Circuit points along with its increased prize pool despite being a Minor.

StarLeague i-League Invitational Season 4

Date: Jan. 31 to Feb. 4
Prize pool: $300,000

GESC E-Series: Jakarta

Date: March 16-18
Prize pool: $300,000

DreamLeague Season 9

Date: March 20-25
Prize pool: $300,000

StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5

Date: April 11-15
Prize pool: $300,000

GESC E-Series: Bangkok

Date: May 11-13
Prize pool: $300,000

The International 7

Date: Aug. 7-12, 2017

Prize Pool: $24,415,354

Winner: Team Liquid


Grand Finals: Team Liquid vs. Newbee

The International 7: LGD.Forever Young vs. Virtus.pro

The International 7: OG Gaming vs. TnC Pro Team

Stop the Chronosphere, stop Team Liquid.

Team Secret can't hide anything from Team Liquid

OG gets revenge on tournament favorites


How Team Liquid put together the most profitable day in esports franchise history

Liquid's Miracle- hopes for TI launching pad

Anathan "ana" Pham is Australia's rising esports star - and doesn't know it

Syed Sumail 'SumaiL' Hassan: 'I play better than everyone else'


Team Liquid sweeps Newbee for The International 7 title

LGD.Forever Young stunned by Newbee in upper bracket

OG, Empire, Virtus.pro gone after Day 4

The International main event Day 2 recap - OG conquers its demons

The International Day 1 recap - Team Liquid, EG kicked to lower bracket

Fnatic, Hellraisers eliminated on Day 4 of The International

Upper bracket still up for grabs after Day 3 at The International

Upset, big matchups define Day 2 at The International

The International Groups Day 1 - the LGD squads spring ahead


Analyzing the favorites for The International 7

'Make or break' time for teams at The International 7

The International 7 round table - group stage, OG's possibilities and more

Major storylines heading into The International 7

The International 7 power rankings - Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid on top

Interviews and Features

Valve must solve two Dota 2 Pro Circuit problems

Why Team Liquid is ESPN's team of the year