Wings Gaming took down Digital Chaos in the final of The International 6, a DotA 2 tournament, to take home $9,139,002 in prize money. Digital Chaos took home $3,427,126, while third place Evil Geniuses got $2,180,898.
The International 6 had a prize pool of $20,770,040. This tournament had the largest prize pool in the history of competitive gaming. The five members of Wings Gaming are now some of the richest competitors in eSports.
Wings Gaming becomes the third Chinese team to win this tournament. They had lost the first game in their best-of-five series against Digital Chaos due to a poorly drafted team composition. Wings then rallied back in the next three straight games to take down Digital Chaos. They only dropped two games in the whole tournament, both were to Digital Chaos.
Digital Chaos had a crazy tournament. It seemed like every day this team managed to take down another favorite. They propelled themselves to the finals by defeating last years champion, Evil Geniuses (USA), but could not pull it together to defeat Wings. Second place in this tournament is not a bad thing when you come home with over $3.4 million.
The International 6 was an amazing event. Everything from the prize pool to the production value was at such an elite scale. Next year’s event should be even more elite.