by David Konti on 19.10.2021

Team Spirit From Russia Won $18 Million at the Dota 2 World Championship

The Russian team Team Spirit won The International 2021 Dota 2 World Championship and received $18.2 million. The Russians beat the representatives of China PSG.LGD with a score of 3: 2. The team consisted of Yaroslav Naydenov (Miposhka), Magomed Khalilov (Collapse), Alexander Hertek (Torontotokyo), as well as Ukrainians Miroslav Kolpakov (Mira) and Ilya Mulychuk (Yatoro).

The squad lost the first two matches of the group stage and ended up in last place in the standings, but then won several games in a row and advanced to the upper bracket of the playoffs. They beat Fnatic (2:0), two-time world champions OG (2:0), compatriots from (2:1), players from IG (2:0) and Team Secret (2:1).

According to the results of the group stage, Team Spirit has five wins and three losses. The second Russian team finished fifth or sixth with $ 1.4 million in prize money. For the first time, two Russian teams made it to the top six in The International.

Second place at the end of the tournament was held by PSG.LGD, the team received $5.2 million in prize money, the third – from Team Secret ($3.6 million).

Team Spirit took part in The International for the first time and became the first Russian team to win the tournament. The prize fund of the competition was a record $40 million.

Dota 2 Tournament Ends

The annual Dota 2 The International was held from October 7-17 in Bucharest, Romania. The tournament was attended by a total of 18 teams. In 2020, the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former owner Anton Cherepennikov won over 44 million rubles, betting on Team Spirit’s victory in the final of international competitions in Dota 2 The International 10. He bet 1.53 million rubles at odds of 29. As a result, the win was over 44.3 million rubles.

On June 12-13, the Yota Arena in Moscow hosted the final stage of the fifth season of the All-Russian Esports Student League. The team of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) became the champion of the tournament for the fourth time.

This season of the Student League, the competitions were held in five types of programs – Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Clash Royale and StarCraft II, and the prize fund of the tournament was 2.5 million rubles.

In total, more than 7.5 thousand students from 53 regions of the Russian Federation, as well as 397 educational institutions (244 universities and 153 secondary schools) took part in the tournament, which represented 476 national teams.

Author: David Konti

David is an apt gamer with a brief stint in the League of Legends amateur eSports league in Florida. After his attempt at making it big in gaming, he became an eSports news anchor, freelancing across many different gaming media outlets before taking his spot as the chief reporter here at

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