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the international, biggest esports tournament

ELEAGUE will feature special behind-the-scenes access with current NBA player and passionate Dota 2 fan Jeremy Lin in the final installment of its four-part episodic series ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships, airing Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.

the international, biggest esports tournament

This annual tournament, centered around Valve’s critically-acclaimed Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), Dota 2, is esports at its finest. With last year’s event bringing in millions of viewers, sixteen global teams, and a record-breaking prize pool of over $20 million, it has become an event that is hard to match. The International is the ultimate, ‘end-all’ destination for Dota 2 teams, who must attend and perform well in multiple tournaments throughout the year to even be invited to qualify.

Road To The International Dota 2 Championships

ELEAGUE to further expand its portfolio with an all-new, feature-length series ELEAGUE: Road to The International Dota 2 Championships. This four-episode series, produced by ELEAGUE and premiering Friday, Aug. 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS, will follow professional players and teams vying for esports’ largest prize pool – over 21 million dollars.

Meet The Teams

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The compLexity Gaming name is a staple in the world of FPS esports, but a relatively anonymous one in the Dota 2 scene. After a brief but unsuccessful run in 2011, the North American team would not return to Dota 2 until The International 2015, where they clinched twelve out of thirteen qualifier games, yet ultimately placed 9-12th. After losing two players to rival team OG soon after, they look to retaliate and claim glory in The 2017 International with a roster made up of players both old and new. Do they have what it takes?

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Originally known as (monkey) Business, this European team became the first in Dota 2 history to win four official Valve events. Their rise began at the Frankfurt Major in 2015, after defeating a major powerhouse, Team Secret. Later, they became record-breaking champions winning the 2017 Kiev Major. Now, at the Dota 2 International, OG sets its sights on its next conquest, competing against seventeen world-renowned teams in a battle worth over twenty-one million dollars and counting.