Team NewBee from China won The International which saw DOTA2 teams compete for part of the $10.9 million prize. The final saw Team NewBee and Vici Gaming, also from China, go up against each other.
Team NewBee took the top prize of $5 million with Vici Gaming taking home $1.4 million and the remaining $4.5 million being split between the other 19 teams in the tournament.
Valve themselves put forward $1.6 million of the prize fund with the rest coming from DOTA2 players and viewers of the game on Twitch and other streaming and video media sites. Valve also put together a “newcomer” video series explaining the game to those unfamiliar with the game but who still wanted to see the finals in action.
The final was shown on Twitch and ESPN.