In the eSports world, “The International” is one of the popular eSports championship tournaments where most of the gamers participate. This event is mainly about the game called DOTA 2. The whole event is hosted as well as produced by the developer called Valve.
The first time of this event was in 2011, and it was held at Gamescom for the promotional purpose. After that, developers started hosting such events annually, and there are 18 teams selected for this event every year.
In this event, 12 teams get the direct invite due to results from the tournaments completed in the series, which is called DOTA Pro Circuit. On the other hand, six teams are selected based on regional qualifying brackets. Each continent has one team to the cut-off in this event.