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World’s largest e-sports event underway in Shanghai with record-breaking prize pool

By Liu Ning (People's Daily Online)    16:54, August 20, 2019

The International Dota 2 Championships is one of the largest e-sports events in the world. This year's tournament is now underway in Shanghai, China, running from August 15 to 25.

The International Dota 2 Championships kicked off in Shanghai with a Record-Breaking Prize Pool

The prize pool is over $33 million. 18 teams from around the world, including competitive teams from China, are pit against each other. The champion team will take home more than $15 million.

This is the first time ever that China has hosted the tournament.

Gabe Newell, Cofounder of Valve Corporation, expresses gratitude to Shanghai for hosting the event

During the opening ceremony on August 20, Gabe Newell, Cofounder of Valve Corporation, expressed gratitude to Shanghai for hosting the event on behalf of the Dota 2 community. “Thank you, Shanghai!”, he said in Chinese.

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