Team Spirit dominates Dota 2’s The International 2023: Final results

Luís Mira
Valve

DOTA 2’s TI 2023 event has now reached its end with Team Spirit obliterating Gaimin Gladiators 3-0 in the Grand Final. If you missed any of the action, we’ve got you covered here with a full recap of how it all unfolded.

The International 2023 brought 20 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams together for one final round after a long Dota Pro Circuit season with three tours, each leading to a Major event. Ultimately, only one team could stand tall when all was said and done.

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Team Spirit stormed their way through the Main Event before wiping the floor with Gaimin Gladiators in the Grand Final to etch their spot in the history books.

The twelfth edition of The International took place in Seattle, close to Valve’s headquarters. It was the first TI held in North America since 2018 and marked the event’s return to Seattle, which hosted every edition between 2012 and 2017.

Last year’s event in Singapore saw Tundra Esports crowned the world champion after beating Team Secret in the grand final. Tundra took home over $8.5 million, almost half of the event’s $18,930,775 prize pool.

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Below you can find everything you need to know to catch up on The International 2023.


Dota 2’s The International 2023: Final Placements

PlacementPrizeTeam
1st$1,414,524Team Spirit
2nd$377,151Gaimin Gladiators
3rd$251,503LGD Gaming
4th$172,843Azure Ray
Top 6$102,206Team Liquid
Top 6$102,206BetBoom Team
Top 8$78,556nouns
Top 8$78,556Virtus.pro

Dota 2’s The International 2023: Schedule and results

Day 5: October 28

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Lower Quarters Team Liquid 1-2 Gaimin Gladiators 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
Lower Quarters Azure Ray 2-1 BetBoom Team 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
Upper Finals Team Spirit 2-0 LGD 4 PM 7 PM 11 PM
Lower Semis Gaimin Gladiators 2-0 Azure Ray 7 PM 10 PM 2 AM

Day 6: October 29

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Lower Finals LGD 0-2 Gaimin Gladiators 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
Grand Finals Team Spirit 3-0 Gaimin Gladiators 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM

You can view past DOTA 2 The International 2023 results below:

Day 1: October 20

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Upper Round 1 Team Spirit 2-1 Virtus.pro 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
Upper Round 1 Team Liquid 2-0 Talon Esports 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
Upper Round 1 LGD Gaming 2-0 9Pandas 4 PM 7 PM 11 PM
Upper Round 1 nouns 0-2 Azure Ray 7 PM 10 PM 2 AM

Day 2: October 21

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Lower Round 1 Shopify Rebellion 0-2 Team SOLOMID 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
Lower Round 1 Evil Geniuses 0-2 Gaimin Gladiators 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
Lower Round 2 nouns 2-0 Team SOLOMID 4 PM 7 PM 11 PM
Lower Round 2 9Pandas 0-2 Gaimin Gladiators 7 PM 10 PM 2 AM

Day 3: October 22

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Lower Round 1 KeyD Stars 0-2 BetBoom Team 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
Lower Round 1 Tundra Esports 0-2 Entity 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
Lower Round 2 Talon Esports 1-2 BetBoom Team 4 PM 7 PM 11 PM
Lower Round 2 Virtus.pro 2-0 Entity 7 PM 10 PM 2 AM

Day 4: October 27

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Lower Round 3 nouns 0-2 Gaimin Gladiators 10 AM 1 PM 5 PM
Lower Round 3 BetBoom Team 2-0 Virtus.pro 1 PM 4 PM 8 PM
Upper Semis Team Spirit 2-1 Team Liquid 4 PM 7 PM 11 PM
Upper Semis LGD 2-0 Azure Ray 7 PM 10 PM 2 AM

Phase 1

Group A

Placement Team Record
1 Team Spirit 4-0-0
2 9Pandas 1-2-1
3 Entity 1-2-1
4 Team SMG 0-2-2
5 Evil Geniuses 0-2-2

Group B

Placement Team Record
1 Team Liquid 3-1-0
2 BetBoom 3-0-1
3 Azure Ray 1-2-1
4 Shopify Rebellion 0-2-2
5 Thunder Awaken 0-1-3

Group C

Placement Team Record
1 LGD Gaming 3-1-0
2 Gaimin Gladiators 2-1-1
3 beastcoast 0-2-2
4 nouns 0-3-1
5 Virtus Pro 0-3-1

Group D

Placement Team Record
1 Tundra Esports 3-1-0
2 TSM 1-2-1
3 Talon Esports 2-0-2
4 Keyd Stars 0-3-1
5 PSG Quest 0-2-2

Day 1: October 12

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Group A Spirit 2-0 9Pandas 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group A EG 0-2 Entity 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group B Thunder Awaken 0-2 BetBoom 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group C LGD 2-0 Gaimin Gladiators 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group D TSM 0-2 Tundra 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group A Spirit 2-0 SMG 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group B Liquid 1-1 Azure Ray 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group B Thunder Awaken 1-1 Shopify Rebellion 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group C Nouns 1-1 beastcoast 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group D Tundra 2-0 Talon 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group A 9Pandas 1-1 Entity 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM
Group B Liquid 2-0 BetBoom 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM
Group C LGD 2-0 Nouns 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM
Group C Virtus.pro 0-2 Gaimin Gladiators 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM
Group D Keyd Stars 1-1 PSG Quest 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM
Group A Spirit 2-0 Entity 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Group A EG 1-1 SMG 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Group C Virtus.pro 1-1 beastcoast 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Group D Keyd Stars 1-1 Tundra 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Group D TSM 2-0 Talon 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Group A 9Pandas 2-0 SMG 6 PM 9 PM 2 AM
Group B Shopify Rebellion 0-2 Liquid 6 PM 9 PM 2 AM
Group B Azure Ray 2-0 Thunder Awaken 6 PM 9 PM 2 AM
Group C Gaimin Gladiators 1-1 Nouns 6 PM 9 PM 2 AM
Group D TSM 1-1 PSG Quest 6 PM 9 PM 2 AM

Day 2: October 13

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Group A Spirit 2-0 EG 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group B Shopify Rebellion 0-2 BetBoom 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group C LGD 2-0 beastcoast 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group D Keyd Stars 0-2 Talon 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group D Tundra 2-0 PSG Quest 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Group A Entity 1-1 SMG 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group B Liquid 2-0 Thunder Awaken 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group B Shopify Rebellion 1-1 Azure Ray 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group C LGD 1-1 Virtus.pro 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group D Keyd Stars 1-1 TSM 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Group A EG 1-1 9Pandas 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM
Group B BetBoom 2-0 Azure Ray 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM
Group C Virtus.pro 1-1 Nouns 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM
Group C Gaimin Gladiators 2-0 beastcoast 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM
Group D Talon 2-0 PSG Quest 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM

Phase 2 (Seeding matches)

Day 1: October 14

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Seeding Team Spirit 2-0 Shopify Rebellion 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Seeding TSM 0-2 Virtus.pro 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM
Seeding Team Liquid 2-0 Evil Geniuses 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Seeding Gaimin Gladiators 1-2 Talon Esports 7 PM 10 PM 3 AM

Day 2: October 15

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Seeding LGD Gaming 2-0 Keyd Stars 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM
Seeding BetBoom 1-2 9Pandas 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM
Seeding Tundra Esports 0-2 nouns 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Seeding Entity 0-2 Azure Ray 7 PM 10 PM 3 AM

Group Stage (October 12-15):

Playoffs (October 20-22)

Dota 2’s The International 2023: Prize pool

In a June 19 announcement, Valve revealed that it will move away from the traditional Battle Pass system, which has been a huge part of the success of TI as it has been used to fund the prize pool of these events.

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Instead, Valve will continue along the path that started with the New Frontiers update. Cosmetic content will become secondary as Valve will focus on rolling out “a variety of exciting updates” that will keep the community interested. “Most Dota players never buy a Battle Pass and never get any rewards from it,” Valve acknowledged.

cover art for the dota 2 ti12 compendium.Valve
The TI12 Compendium was met with disappointment from the Dota 2 community

After months of waiting, Valve finally released the Compendium on September 27, and, as many had predicted, the Dota 2 community wasn’t pleased, with many publicly expressing their disappointment. It is no surprise, then, that TI12 will likely feature the lowest prize pool since 2015 as players simply didn’t seem interested in purchasing the Compendium ahead of The International 2023.

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At the conclusion of the tournament, the TI12 prize pool stood at $3.14 million.

Stream

In an October 12 blog post, Valve announced all the streaming options available for TI 2023. The tournament was broadcasted on Twitch, YouTube, and SteamTV, with the main stream embedded below for your convenience.

Dota 2’s The International 2023: Dates and venues

The twelfth iteration of The International took place at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. Opened in 1962 for that year’s World Fair, the multi-purpose indoor arena has a capacity of 18,300 for basketball games and 17,151 for hockey matches.

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On August 4, Valve announced the schedule for TI 2023, confirming that the event would kick off on October 12 with the group stage. This was two days earlier than the initial The International 2023 starting date that was announced in a May 7 blog post.

The group stage and the playoffs were part of what Valve described as the Road to the International and led to the Finals Weekend over October 27-29.

  • Group Stage: October 12-15
  • Playoffs: October 20-22 (Seattle Convention Center’s Summit)
  • Finals Weekend: October 27-29 (Climate Pledge Arena)

Group Stage (October 12-15):

Phase 1:

  • 20 teams were split into five groups.
  • Teams played each other once in a BO2 match.
  • Bottom team from each group was eliminated.

Phase 2:

  • 16 teams play a head-to-head match to determine playoff seeding.
  • Top 2 teams get paired with either the 3rd or the 4th placed team from the opposite group (A/B and C/D).

Playoffs (October 20-29):

  • 16 teams play in a double-elimination bracket.
  • 8 teams begin in the upper bracket, 8 in the lower bracket.
  • All matches (except the grand final) are BO3
  • Grand final is BO5

Dota 2’s The International 2023: Teams and rosters

A total of 12 teams will receive a direct invitation to TI12 based on their Dota Pro Circuit rankings. The remaining eight teams will come through the regional qualifiers that will be held across the globe.

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Note: Tundra has announced that Saksa is taking “an extended break” due to health issues. He will be replaced by Topson.

Invited Teams:

Team DPC Points Players
Team Liquid 2150 miCKe, Nisha, zai, Boxi, Insania
Gaimin Gladiators 2140 dyrachyo, Quinn, Ace, tOfu, Seleri
Tundra Esports 1660 skiter, Topson, 33, Nine, Sneyking
9Pandas 1496 RAMZES666, kiyotaka, MieRo`, Antares, Solo
Evil Geniuses 1470 Pakazs, Chris Luck, Wisper, Matthew, Panda
LGD Gaming 1284 shiro, NothingToSay, niu, planet, y`
Shopify Rebellion 1170 Arteezy, Abed, SabeRLight-, Cr1t-, Fly
Talon Esports 1120 23savage, Mikoto, Jabz, Q, Oli~
beastcoast 1040 Parker, DarkMago, Sacred, Scofield, Stinger
Team Spirit 1020 Yatoro, Larl, Collapse, Mira, Miposhka
TSM 900 Timado, Bryle, kasane, Ari, Whitemon
BetBoom  760 Nightfall, gpk~, Pure~, Save-, TORONTOTOKYO

Qualified Teams:

Team Region Players
Nouns North America K1, Gunnar, Moo, Lelis, Yamsun
Keyd Stars South America Costabile, 4nalog, fcr, Kingrd, KJ
Thunder Awaken South America Knight~, SLATEM$, ILICH-, n1ght, Mjz
Virtus.pro Eastern Europe Kiritych~, squad1x, Noticed, sayuw, Fng
Entity Western Europe watson, Stormstormer, Gabbi, Kataomi`, Fishman
PSG Quest Western Europe TA2000, No!ob, Tobi, OmaR, kaori
Azure Ray China Lou, Somnus, chalice, fy, 天命
Team SMG Southeast Asia MidOne, No[o]ne-, Masaros, ah fu, Jaunuel

About The Author

Luís was formerly Dexerto's Esports editor. Luís Mira graduated from ESCS in 2012 with a degree in journalism. A former reporter for HLTV.org, Goal and SkySports, he brought more than a decade of experience covering esports and traditional sports to Dexerto's editorial team.