The 2023 Dota 2 International has come to an end, and it has been an eventful weekend. The tournament featured the best Dota 2 players from around the world competing for the total  prize pool of $3 million. Held in Seattle, Washington the International 2023 showcased high-level gameplay, stunning production, and intense competition. In this blog post, we will recap the highlights of the tournament and some of the notable performances.

The tournament began with twenty teams from different regions competing in a series of round-robin matches. The top two teams from each group advanced to the upper bracket of the main event, while the third and fourth-placed teams went into the lower bracket. The main event kicked off with a best-of-three (BO3) match in the upper bracket, while the lower bracket featured single elimination matches.

One of the most talked-about matches in the tournament was between Team Secret and LGD gaming in the upper bracket finals. However, Team Secret managed to turn things around in the upper bracket finals, defeating LGD Gaming 2-0. The three-game series was intense, with both teams displaying exceptional gameplay. 

Another remarkable moment in the tournament was the lower bracket run by BetBoom Team. The team had a rocky start in the tournament starting in the losers bracket. However, they managed to bounce back in the lower bracket, defeating every team they faced. Their lower bracket run included a 2-0 victory against Keyd Stars, Talon Esports, and Virtus Pro. Although they were eventually eliminated in the lower bracket finals by Azure Ray 2-1 their performance was commendable.

The grand finals of the tournament featured Team Secret and the Gaimin Gladiators. Team Secret won the series in dominant fashion 3-0. However, Gaimin Gladiators displayed an exceptional performance in the grand finals in the BO5 series.

Apart from the gameplay, the production value of the tournament was astounding. The Climate Pledge Arena provided an excellent venue for the event, with state-of-the-art equipment and lighting. The stream was also well-produced, with exceptional graphics and commentary from the panelists and casters. The tournament was broadcasted in multiple languages, allowing fans from all over the world to experience the excitement.


The 2023 Dota 2 International was a grand success, with outstanding gameplay, production quality, and entertainment value. Team Secret deserves commendations for their championship run, but all the teams displayed impressive performances throughout the tournament. The International has always been a platform for showcasing the best of what Dota 2 has to offer, and this year’s edition was no exception. Fans can expect even more exciting moments and surprises in the next edition of the tournament. Until then, we can look back on this year’s tournament with fond memories and anticipation for what’s to come.

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