Location of next year’s The International 10 announced


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Sweden will be hosting DOTA’s biggest tournament in 2020 when The International returns to Europe. 

The announcement was made prior to The International 9 Grand Final between Team Liquid and OG.

This will be the first TI held in Europe since the first incarnation of the event back in 2011 in Cologne, Germany.

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Since the first TI, Seattle, Vancouver and now Shanghai have hosted the premiere esports competition boasting some of the largest prize pools ever up for grabs.

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The winner of this year’s tournament will be taking home over $15,000,000.

Each TI has broken its own prize pool record entirely through crowdfunding. This year, over $34,000,000 has been raised, which makes it the largest esports prize pool in history. The winner of this year’s TI will recieve over $15 million in prize winnings, meaning that each team even outearned the winner of Fortnite World Cup’s solo competition. 

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Stockholm’s mayor Anna König Jerlmyr said the city is excited to be hosting this global celebration. “The passion for DOTA runs deep,” she said in the announcement video.

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“We are honored to host the world in cheering on your favorite teams… as they compete for the most prestigious trophy in all of esports.”

With a European team taking home the Aegis in 2019, defending it in 2020 on home soil will prove to be a worthwhile experience.