The International 2015: Coverage


We are about a week away from The International 2015. Today Valve unveiled the mystery and shared the information about its format. The predictions of many people were right: the format has changed once again. This time it was decided to get back to the format of 2013.


The International 2015 will begin with Wild Card tournament to be held on 26 July. Four teams will fight in double elimination foкmat over the two slots in the group stage of the tournament. The following teams are the participants of Wild Card: Russian Federation Vega SquadronKorea, Republic of MVP PhoenixUnited States Team Archon and China CDEC Gaming.

The group stage will begin on the next day. It will be held on 27-30 July. Sixteen participant teams will be divided into two groups, each consisting of 8 teams. They will play a series of two bo2 matches with each other. Four best teams of each group will join the upper brackets of the main stage, whereas 4 teams of each brackets with worse results will get to the lower brackets. Therefore, none team will leave the tournament at the group stage, which makes the event even more interesting and amazing!

The main part of the tournament will be held on 3-8 August. The venue will be traditional - Key Arena in Seattle. During the 5 days, the teams will be fighting over the huge prize pool, which has exceeded $ 17 500 000.

The employees of Ukraine Natus Vincere, which are leaving to Seattle in a couple of days with the team. Much vide content is planned to be recorded. All the content will be available at our Na`Vi-hub. Add it to your favorites and you'll miss nothing!



  • 26 July — Wild Card,
  • 27–30 July — group stage,
  • 3–8 August— main part.


  • Wild Card: double elimination brackets, all matches — best of 3.
    Two best teams will get to the group stage.


  • Group stage: two groups, 8 teams in each group, all matches — best of 2.
    Four best teams will get to upper brackets, four worse teams will get to the lower brackets.


  • Main stage: double-elimination brackets, the first match of losers brackets — best of 1.
    Grand final — best of 5. Other matches — best of 3.


Prize pool:

top 1 place — $ 6 063 961

top 2 place — $ 2 610 872

top 3 place — $ 2 021 320

top 4 place — $ 1 431 769
top 5-6 places — по $ 1 094 882
top 7-8 places — по $ 757 995

9–12 places — по $ 202 132

13–16 places — по $ 50 533

Wild Card tournament:


Schedule of Natus Vincere matches:

match Schedule:
Time (CEST) Match Match page
OVER Ukraine Natus Vincere [1:1] International Cloud 9 Watch
OVER Ukraine Natus Vincere [1:1]Korea, Republic ofMVP Phoenix Watch
OVER Ukraine Natus Vincere [0:2] United States compLexity Gaming Watch
OVER Ukraine Natus Vincere [0:2] International Team Secret Watch
OVER Ukraine Natus Vincere [1:1] Malaysia Fnatic Watch
OVER Ukraine Natus Vincere [0:2] China LGD Gaming Watch
OVER Ukraine Natus Vincere [0:2] China Invictus Gaming Watch

Group stage:

Group A
# Team G V D L S
1 China LGD Gaming 7 5 2 0 17
2 International Team Secret 7 4 3 0 15
3 United States compLexity Gaming 7 4 1 2 13
4 International Cloud9 7 3 1 3 10
5 Korea, Republic of MVP Phoenix 7 1 3 3 6
6 China Invictus Gaming 7 1 3 3 6
7 Malaysia fnatic 7 0 4 3 4
8 Ukraine Natus Vincere 7 0 3 4 3
# Team G V D L S
1 United States Evil Geniuses 7 3 4 0 13
2 China CDEC Gaming 7 4 1 2 13
3 China EHOME 7 2 5 0 11
4 Russian Federation Team Empire 7 2 3 2 9
5 Russian Federation 7 2 3 2 9
6 China Vici Gaming 7 1 4 2 7
7 China Newbee 7 0 6 1 6
8 Korea, Republic of MVP Hot6 7 0 2 5 2


Team squads:


Ukraine Natus Vincere


China Vici Gaming


International Team Secret


China Invictus Gaming

Ukraine Daniil "Dendi" Ishutin
Ukraine Alexander "XBOCT" Dashkevich
Ukraine Gleb "Funn1k" Lipatnikov
Ukraine Ivan "ArtStyle" Antonov
Russian Federation Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev
China Lin “fy” Sen Xu
China Lu “Fenrir” Chao
China Jun “Super!” Hao Xie
Singapore Daryl “iceiceice” Pei Xiang Koh
ChinaZhi “Hao” Hao Chen
Estonia Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
Germany Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi
Sweden Gustav “s4” Magnusson
Canada Arthur “Arteezy” Babaev
Sweden Ludwig “Zai” Wåhlberg
China Fei “Ferrari 430” Chi Luo
China Luo “Luo-Xi” Yinqi
Malaysia Hock “ChuaN” Chuan Wong
China Zhi “BurNIng” Lei Xu
China Hong “Faith” Da Zeng

China LGD Gaming


International Cloud9


Russian Federation Team Empire


Russian Federation

China Zheng “Yao” Zheng Yao
China Zeng “Dai-MMY” Rong Lei
China Jia “Sylar” Jun Liu
China Yao “Maybe” Lu
China Ning “xiao8” Zhang
Canada Jacky "EternalEnvy" Mao
Romania Armand "bOne7" Pittner
Germany Adrian "FATA" Trinks
Denmark Rasmus "MiSeRy" Filipsen
Denmark Johan "N0tail-BigDaddy” Sundstein
Russian Federation Ayrat "Silent" Gaziev
Ukraine  Andrew "ALWAYSWANNAFLY" Bondarenko
Ukraine Roman "Resolut1ion" Fominok
Russian Federation  Maxim "yoky" Kim
Ukraine  Ilya "AlohaDance" Korobkin
Russian Federation Sergey "God" Bragin

Belarus Artem "Fng" Barshak
Ukraine Alexander "DkPhobos" Kucheria
Ukraine Ilia "Lil" Illuk
Russian Federation Ilia "IllidanSTR" Pivtsaev


China Newbee


Malaysia Fnatic




United States compLexity Gaming

China Pan “Mu” Zhang
China Jiao “banana.hy” Wang
China Zhao “Sansheng” Hui Wang
China Wang “Rabbit-xiaotuji” Zhang
China Lin “June” Shiyang
Malaysia Yee “Mushi” Fung Chai
Malaysia Johnny “JoHnNy” Lee
Malaysia Chong “Ohaiyo” Xin Khoo
Malaysia Kang “Ky.xY” Yang Lee
Malaysia Fadil “KecikImba” bin Muhd Raziff
China Pu “Zyf” Yang
Macao Fat-Meng “ddc” Leong
China Fan “rOtk” Bai
China Zhi “Lanm” Cheng Zhang 
China Tian “Cty” Yu Chen
United States Kyle “swindlemelonzz” Freedman
United States Zakari “ZfreeK” Freedman
Mexico Luis "Zyzzy" Perez
Israel Tal “Fly-Simba” Aizik
Canada David “MoonMeander” Tan

Korea, Republic of MVP Phoenix


Korea, Republic of MVP HOT6ix


United States Evil Geniuses


China CDEC Gaming

Korea, Republic of Tae “March” Won Park
Korea, Republic of Kim “QO” Seon-Yeob
Australia Damien “kPhoenii” Chok
Korea, Republic of Kim “Febby’ Yong-Min
Korea, Republic of Jeng "WarNutZ" Yih-Wong
Korea, Republic of Seung “Heen” Gon Lee
Korea, Republic of Sang-Don “Forev” Lee
Korea, Republic of Noah “MentalProtector” Pyo
Finland Jesse “JerAx’ Vainikka
Korea, Republic of Lee "SunBhie" Jeong-jae
United States Peter “Peterpandam” Dager
United States Clinton “Fear” Loomis
United States Saahil “Universe” Arora
Pakistan Syed “SumaiL” Sumail Hassan
Canada Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling
China Zhang “Q” Yi
China Sun “xh” Zheng
China Liu “garder” Xinzhou
China Chen “xiaozhi’ Zezhi
China Huang "Shiki" Jiwei


Venue of the main part:

KeyArena is a multi-purpose arena in Seattle, Washington. It is located north of downtown in the 74-acre (300,000 m2) entertainment complex known as Seattle Center, the site of the 1962 World's Fair, the Century 21 Exposition. It is used for entertainment purposes, such as concerts, ice shows, circuses, and sporting events.

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