The Dota 2 The International has been maintained for more than a decade with 8 teams winning the top prize and etching their names on the championship trophy.
However, for Dota 2 champions, if it is difficult to climb to the top, maintaining the peak performance is even more difficult.
One of the teams that could not escape the curse of the unknown house was Wings Gaming, which quickly broke up after winning the highest position at The International 2016. Although it was the first time competing at The International but Wings Gaming surpassed all opponents until the final. They were really experts in everything, from the proficient use of different generals to the flexible gameplay, they were truly invincible at the time.
Unfortunately, the game of Wings Gaming fame ended quite early when the members left the parent company due to the luxuriant groves of salary arrears and the 5 members each went down. Li “license” Peng and Zhou “bLink” Yang formed the You Know Who team because bLink took on the role of captain. While Zhang “y`” Yiping and Zhang “Faith_bian” Ruida joined EHOME and are still actively pursuing their esports career. Zhou “shadow” Zeyu “retired” has not played Dota 2 for at least a year.
Another Dota 2 The International champion is Newbee who is involved in a match settlement scandal. Out of the 5 people convicted, Zeng “Faith” Hongda received the most backlash when he held the title of winner of The International 2 when he was playing for Invictus Gaming and at one point he was almost the first to form a 2-time championship record at The International. With this scandal Newbee no longer hopes to participate in regional events of China, let alone The International. Gamers are prohibited from participating in events organized by ImbaTV, Mars Media and CDA.
Apart from the two Chinese teams that are bogged down in scandals, the majority of other champions are growing well. The first The International champion team Natus Vincere now has a whole new lineup. Navi has shown their potential in recent online tournaments such as ESL One Birmingham and Gamers Without Borders. Similar to Invictus Gaming (TI2), Evil Geniuses (TI5) and Team Liquid (TI7).
Natus Vincere: formed from Navi’s competitive squad, Dmitriy “LighTofHeaveN” Kupriyanov and Oleksandr “XBOCT” Dashkevych have now become commentators, LighTofHeaveN has even become a commentator for The International’s seasons since The International since. 2013. Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov is currently the coach of EXTREMUM. Danil “Dendi” Ishutin is currently the leader of B8, the strongest team ever seen in Dota 2. While Clement “Puppey” Ivanov is the captain of Team Secret, the best-performing team in 2020 so far. .