The International 2012

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The International 2012
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
 Invictus Gaming
 Natus Vincere
 LGD Gaming

 Team DK

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
1st $1,000,000 Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
2nd $250,000 Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
3rd $150,000 LGD Gaming LGD Gaming
4th $80,000 Team DK Team DK
6th $35,000 EHOME EHOME
$35,000 Team Zenith Team Zenith
8th $25,000 TongFu TongFu
$25,000 Orange 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
Natus Vincere Natus Vincere Team DK Team DK Orange Orange Absolute Legends Absolute Legends
EHOME EHOME Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming LGD Gaming LGD Gaming Counter Logic Gaming Counter Logic Gaming
Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses Team Zenith Team Zenith Darer Darer CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
Mousesports mousesports* Moscow Five Moscow Five TongFu TongFu MTw 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. LGD Gaming LGD Gaming  14-0 
2. Team DK Team DK 11-3
3. Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 8-6
3. Team Zenith Team Zenith 8-6
5. Counter Logic Gaming Counter Logic Gaming 6-8
6. Absolute Legends Absolute Legends 5-9
7. Mousesports mousesports 2-12
7. Moscow Five Moscow Five 2-12

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming  13-1 
2. CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming 9-5
3. Orange Esports Orange Esports 8-6
3. Natus Vincere Natus Vincere 8-6
5. TongFu TongFu 6-8
5. EHOME EHOME 6-8
7. Darer Darer 3-11
7. MTw Mortal Teamwork 3-11
For detailed match results Click Here

Main Event[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 

Winner's Round 1
LGD Gaming LGD Gaming
2
August 31, 2012
Rubick Invoker Anti-Mage Tidehunter Shadow Shaman
38m01s
Nature's Prophet Leshrac Shadow Demon Kunkka Night Stalker
Leshrac Morphling Chaos Knight Beastmaster Disruptor
51m01s
Rubick Enchantress Invoker Queen of Pain Windranger
Orange Esports Orange Esports
0
CompLexity Gaming compLexity
1
August 31, 2012
Naga Siren Chen Rubick Invoker Beastmaster
41m01s
Tinker Keeper of the Light Chaos Knight Lina Queen of Pain
Templar Assassin Leshrac Tidehunter Tiny Lich
28m01s
Invoker Morphling Venomancer Ancient Apparition Queen of Pain
Nature's Prophet Venomancer Beastmaster Mirana Anti-Mage
33m01s
Invoker Morphling Tidehunter Ancient Apparition Bounty Hunter
Team Zenith Team Zenith
2
Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
2
Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
1
Team DK Team DK
1
Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
2
Winner's Round 2
LGD Gaming LGD Gaming
2
Team Zenith Team Zenith
0
Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
1
Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
2
Winner's Finals
LGD Gaming LGD Gaming
1
Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
2
Loser's Round 1
Counter Logic Gaming CLG
1
MTw Mortal Teamwork
0
Mousesports mousesports
0
EHOME EHOME
1
TongFu TongFu
1
Moscow Five Moscow Five
0
Darer Darer
1
Absolute Legends Absolute Legends
0
Loser's Round 2
Orange Esports Orange Esports
1
Counter Logic Gaming CLG
0
CompLexity Gaming compLexity
0
EHOME EHOME
1
Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
0
TongFu TongFu
1
Team DK Team DK
1
Darer Darer
0
Loser's Round 3
Orange Esports Orange Esports
0
EHOME EHOME
1
TongFu TongFu
0
Team DK Team DK
1
Loser's Round 4
Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
1
EHOME EHOME
0
Team Zenith Team Zenith
0
Team DK Team DK
1
Loser's Round 5
Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
2
Team DK Team DK
1
Loser's Finals
LGD Gaming LGD Gaming
1
Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
2
Grand Finals
Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
1
Invictus Gaming 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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