The 2016 International Championship Winners are Wings Gaming

on August 14, 2016 1:52 PM

Wings Gaming has become the newest Dota 2 champion, winning the 2016 International Championships and taking home $9.1 million.

The Chinese team Wings Gaming defeated North American team Digital Chaos three-to-one, winning the best of five and the championship. Runner up DC do get to take home $3.4 million however.

Popular teams, such as OG, Liquid, and Na’vi were all eliminated fairly quickly, while newer teams gained momentum and worked from the lower to upper brackets, culminating in DC v Wings Gaming.

The prize pool reached over $20 million, making it the largest in esports history. This began with a $1.5 million seed from Valve themselves, and all additional funds being supplied by sales of the 2016 Dota 2 Battle Pass.

 /  Staff Writer
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