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Sweden hosts the largest DOTA tournament in 2020 when The International returns to Europe.
The announcement took place before the International 9 Grand Final between Team Liquid and OG.
This is the first TI in Europe since the first incarnation of the event in 2011 in Cologne.
Since the first TI, Seattle, Vancouver and now Shanghai are hosting the first Esport competition with some of the largest prize pools ever awarded.
The winner of this year's tournament will take home over $ 1
Each TI has completely broken its own prize pool record by crowdfunding. More than $ 34,000,000 has been collected this year, making it the largest esport prize pool in history. The winner of this year's TI receives over $ 15 million in prize money, which means each team has even outperformed the winner of the Fortnite World Cup solo competition.
Stockholm Mayor Anna King Jerlmyr said the city is looking forward to hosting this global celebration. "The passion for DOTA is great," she said in the announcement video.
"We are honored to host your favorite teams as hosts of the world … as they fight for the most prestigious trophy in all sports."
With a European team taking home the Aegis 2019, it will be a rewarding experience to defend it on home soil in 2020.