The International 2012

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The International 2012
The International 2012.png
League Information
Organizer: Valve
Sponsor: Valve
Event Type: Offline
Location: United States USA
Format: Invitational, group stage into
double-elimination playoffs
Prize pool: $1,600,000
Start Date: 2012-08-26
End Date: 2012-09-02
Dota TV Ticket: Free in Dota 2 Client
Winners
Gold.png IGlogo std.png
Silver.png Navilogo std.png
Bronze.png Lgdlogo std.png

Copper.png Dklogo std.png

Teams
Number of Teams: 16
Na`Vi • DK • Orange • Absolute Legends • EHOME • iG • LGD • CLG • EG • Zenith • Darer • coL • mouz • M5 • TongFu • mTw


The International Dota 2 Championship was the world's largest Dota 2 tournament, based on prize pot. The event was held from August 26 to September 2, 2012, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington. This event is the second tournament to bear the name 'The International.' The first International was held in 2011 and functioned as the launch date of the Dota 2 beta.

Out of the 16 participating teams, 14 were invited, with the remaining two receiving their place in the tournament via two invite-only geographic qualifier tournaments, the "West Qualifier" and the "East Qualifier."

Prizepool[edit]

Like the first International, a total of $1,600,000 was spread among the top 8 teams as seen below.

Place Prize (USD) Team
Gold.png 1st $1,000,000 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
Silver.png 2nd $250,000 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
Bronze.png 3rd $150,000 Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming
Copper.png 4th $80,000 Dklogo std.png Team DK
6th $35,000 Ehomelogo std.png EHOME
$35,000 Zenithlogo std.png Team Zenith
8th $25,000 Tongfulogo std.png TongFu
$25,000 Orangelogo std.png Orange

Participants[edit]

Invite procedure[edit]

Before the tournament Valve said they would only invite teams with stability in their roster. This announcement came during a time when the Western scene was in turmoil, with teams changing rosters almost weekly. As a result of this, the first two invites, Natus Vincere and Team DK, were not big surprises. The biggest controversy instead came with the final two invitees, MUFC and M5.[citation needed] This was mainly seen as an attempt to charm the large Russian and Southeast Asian communities, instead of inviting another Western team.[by whom?]


Final invitees[edit]

Participating teams
Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere Dklogo std.png Team DK Orangelogo std.png Orange Allogo std.png Absolute Legends
Ehomelogo std.png EHOME IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses Zenithlogo std.png Team Zenith Darerlogo std.png Darer Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
Mouzlogo std.png mousesports* M5logo std.png Moscow Five Tongfulogo std.png TongFu Mtwlogo std.png Mortal Teamwork

* MUFC ran into last minute issues and was replaced by mousesports after playing a Bo5 series against World Elite.[1]
* For detailed results and information about this match, Click Here
.

Full team rosters are available here.

Format[edit]

  • Preliminaries
    • 16 invited teams placed into 2 groups of 8 teams each.
    • Each team will play all the other teams in their group 2 times.
    • The top four teams from each group are placed into the Winners Bracket.
    • The bottom four teams from each group are placed into the Losers Bracket.
  • Main Event
    • All rounds of the Winners Bracket, except for the grand finals, are Bo3.
    • Rounds 1 through 4 of the Losers Bracket are Bo1.
    • The last two rounds of the Losers Bracket are Bo3.
    • The winner of the Losers Bracket will face the winner of the Winners Bracket in the grand finals in a Bo5 in order to determine the champion.

Results[edit]

Preliminaries[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming  14-0 
2. Dklogo std.png Team DK 11-3
3. Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 8-6
3. Zenithlogo std.png Team Zenith 8-6
5. CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming 6-8
6. Allogo std.png Absolute Legends 5-9
7. Mouzlogo std.png mousesports 2-12
7. M5logo std.png Moscow Five 2-12

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming  13-1 
2. Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming 9-5
3. Orangelogo std.png Orange Esports 8-6
3. Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere 8-6
5. Tongfulogo std.png TongFu 6-8
5. Ehomelogo std.png EHOME 6-8
7. Darerlogo std.png Darer 3-11
7. Mtwlogo std.png Mortal Teamwork 3-11
For detailed match results Click Here

Main Event[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 

Winner's Round 1
Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming
2
Orangelogo std.png Orange Esports
0
Complexitylogo std.png compLexity
1
Zenithlogo std.png Team Zenith
2
IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
2
Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
1
Dklogo std.png Team DK
1
Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
2
Winner's Round 2
Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming
2
Zenithlogo std.png Team Zenith
0
IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
1
Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
2
Winner's Finals
Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming
1
Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
2
Loser's Round 1
CLGlogo std.png CLG
1
Mtwlogo std.png Mortal Teamwork
0
Mouzlogo std.png mousesports
0
Ehomelogo std.png EHOME
1
Tongfulogo std.png TongFu
1
M5logo std.png Moscow Five
0
Darerlogo std.png Darer
1
Allogo std.png Absolute Legends
0
Loser's Round 2
Orangelogo std.png Orange Esports
1
CLGlogo std.png CLG
0
Complexitylogo std.png compLexity
0
Ehomelogo std.png EHOME
1
Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
0
Tongfulogo std.png TongFu
1
Dklogo std.png Team DK
1
Darerlogo std.png Darer
0
Loser's Round 3
Orangelogo std.png Orange Esports
0
Ehomelogo std.png EHOME
1
Tongfulogo std.png TongFu
0
Dklogo std.png Team DK
1
Loser's Round 4
IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
1
Ehomelogo std.png EHOME
0
Zenithlogo std.png Team Zenith
0
Dklogo std.png Team DK
1
Loser's Round 5
IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
2
Dklogo std.png Team DK
1
Loser's Finals
Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming
1
IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
2
Grand Finals
Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
1
IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
3
For detailed match results click here

View Games[edit]

English Commentary[edit]

VODs[edit]

Additional Coverage[edit]

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MUFC Blog.dota2.com August 25th, 2012


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