The International 10 is the most important Dota 2 tournament of the year. The competition’s prize pool was a record – over $ 40 million. The tournament was won by Russian players representing Team Spirit.
Team Spirit’s international victory was of historic significance. First of all, it was the Russian team’s first World Cup victory at Dota 2. Valve’s MOBA is extremely popular in Russia, but so far players have had to give way to rivals from Western Europe, Ukraine, China and the North. America.
In addition, this year’s edition had a record number of awards. Over $ 40 million – such a large sum has never been in any esports tournament in history. Thus, Team Spirit made over $ 18 million by winning the games which is also the biggest victory in esports history.
It should be noted that in the tournament, the third place was occupied by the players of Team Secret, whose colors are represented by Micha³ “nisha” Jankowski. The Polish team was eliminated by Team Spirit.
Putin congratulated the team
The event caught the attention of Vladimir Putin. The Russian president wrote a letter to his compatriots to congratulate the team on the victory. – Dear friends! Congratulations on your well-deserved victory at The International 2021 – the Dota 2 World Championship. For the first time in history, a Russian team has won this prestigious competition. Good work! – was the content of the letter.
Putin did not spare the praise of the players. – On the way to the final, you showed great leadership. In the decisive match, which was a real test of your skills and character, you managed to keep your focus and take the initiative from stronger opponents. You have proven that our esports players are always capable of reaching the highest heights. I wish you success and all the best, the President concluded. The message in Russian was found on the site kremlin.ru – official site of the President of Russia.
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