Alliance won The International 2013 Dota 2 Championship, Valve's worldwide Dota 2 championship tournament, beating Na'Vi (Natus Vincere) in a five- game match to win more than $1.4 million in prize money.
Alliance and Na'Vi went toe-to-toe after Na'Vi knocked out Orange Esports in the previous match. Following the two leading teams, Orange came in third, with TongFu, Invictus Gaming, Team DK, Team Liquid and Fnatic taking fourth to eighth places, respectively.
Na’Vi won the first International in 2011 and placed second a year later. The year's tournament was Alliance's first and only suffered one loss throughout the event, which was to DK in the group and main stages. An outline of the Alliance versus Na'Vi match is on the Dota 2 blog and you can watch it in its entirety in the video below.
The five-day tournament was held at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Aug. 7-11, and featured 16 of the best DOTA 2 teams in the world. The prize pool totalled more than $2.8 million across eight monetary rewards, with second place gaining $632K, third with $287K and fourth receiving $201K. Last month, Dota 2 players contributed more than $1 million to the pool through contributions made through Interactive Compendium purchases.
The 16 teams who competed in the finals are as follows:
- Invictus Gaming
- Team Liquid
- Natus Vincere
- Team Zenith
- Team Dignitas
- Invasion MUFC
- LCD Gaming.Int
- LCD Gaming
- A Wild Card Winner