The winner of The International 2013 Dota 2 Championship is Alliance, a group of five players from Sweden. Alliance beat out team Natus Vincere in a five-game match to earn the title and win more than $1.4 million.

The five-day event was held in Seattle, Washington this year, and had a prize pool of over $2.8 million. Natus Vincere won the tournament in 2011, the first year it was held during Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and took home $1 million. Valve is offering replays of the event on the official Dota 2 site.
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ALLIANCE WINS THE INTERNATIONAL 2013

Record Prize Purse Driven By Interactive Compendium

August 11, 2013 - Alliance are the winners of The International 2013 Dota 2 Championship, earning a prize of over $1.4 million.

The five-day event culminated in a dramatic, five-game match featuring Alliance vs. Na'Vi (Natus Vincere) competing in front of a capacity crowd at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA.

For the first time, the prize pool was bolstered beyond Valve's contribution by Dota 2 player participation in the Interactive Compendium. With the community's involvement in the Compendium, the total prize pool was pushed from $1.6 million to over $2.8 million.

The International was launched two years ago in Cologne, Germany during Gamescom with 16 of the most elite Dota 2 teams competing in a group stage, double elimination playoff format for a grand prize of $1 million.

Dota 2 is a free-to-play, online action strategy game created by Valve (Bellevue, WA based makers of multiple game franchises and the leading online distribution platform, Steam).

This year's tournament was again broadcast worldwide, free of charge, with play-by-play commentary in multiple languages.

For game replays and more information visit www.dota2.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.