Top esports tournaments in 2021 by prize pool

By Wang Yiming
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1# The International 2021 

Team PSG.LGD at the International 2019 Dota 2 World Championships at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Aug. 25, 2019, in Shanghai, China. [Photo/VCG]

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Date: Oct. 7-17, 2021

Game: Dota 2

Prize Pool: $40,018,195

Final positions: 

1st: Team Spirit

2nd: PSG.LGD

3rd: Team Secret

The International is an annual tournament for the esports game Dota 2, held by the gaming group Valve since 2011.

The International 2021 was the 10th edition of the event, boasting the biggest esports prize pool in history with more than $40 million up for grabs. It was also the first International held since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

China-based team PSG.LGD narrowly lost to Russian squad Team Spirit 2-3 in the grand finals. The champions Team Spirit took home $18,208,300. 

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