OG wins Dota 2’s International for second straight yearValve’s premiere esports competitions sees back-to-back champs for the first timeBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 26th August 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleValveAfter nine years, The International has its first back-to-back champions. Yesterday the European team OG claimed the Aegis of Champions trophy for the second straight year.The Grand Finals set the winners of the previous two International tournaments against one another, as 2018 champions OG defeated 2017 winners Team Liquid three games to one in a best-of-five series.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The OG squad has a history of success in top-tier Dota 2 tournaments. Beyond its two International triumphs, it also won four of the five Major tournaments Valve ran from 2015 to 2017 that had been intended to serve as quarterly counterparts between each summer’s International.This year’s International saw a prize pool of more than $34 million, with more than $15.6 million going to OG for its victory.Next year’s International will take place in Stockholm.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesWolfire Games files antitrust lawsuit against ValveThe developer argues that Valve uses its dominant position on the PC market to “exploit publishers and consumers”By Marie Dealessandri 12 days agoValve blocks Super Seducer 3 from SteamMultiple product reviews left Valve at “an impasse” with seduction game creator Richard LeRuinaBy Matthew Handrahan A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.