For the second time in a row, OG has taken out The International, becoming the first team to claim back-to-back victories in Dota 2’s biggest tournament.
OG, the game’s most dominant team, took victory over Team Liquid in the finals at the Dota 2 International, becoming the first team – and, in fact, the first individuals, as the team makeup has not changed – to win twice in a row.
The International had a total prize pool of $34,308,989 this year – the biggest in the history of esports, overtaking the $30 million of the Fortnite World Cup.
Back to back!
We’re your The Internationals 2019 champions and double Aegis winners!
— OG @ #TI9 🇨🇳 (@OGesports) August 25, 2019
The members of OG took home a combined $15,607,638, amounting to over $3 million each for the individual members of the team. They recorded 14 wins and 2 losses across the whole event. The final outcome was decided across four games between the two teams.
In the lead-up to the International, which was held in Shanghai this year, Twitch streamers found that certain references to China were being blocked in chat. The finals seem to have proceeded without any major controversies, though.