Dutch e-sports squad nabs $4.5 million runner up prize at mega tournament

Team Liquid after ending in 2nd place at The International, 25 August 2019
Team Liquid after ending in 2nd place at The International, 25 August 2019. (Photo: Team Liquid/Twitter)

Dutch e-sports squad Team Liquid came in second place at The International in Shanghai on Sunday. The Dutch team lost to OG in the final round of the Dota 2 tournament. As runner-up, Team Liquid won around 4.5 million euros. The winner walked away with some 15.5 million dollar, NOS reports.

The International is the largest game tournament in the world, with a total prize pool of more than 34 million euros. For comparison, the Word Cup for Fortnite in July had a total prize pool of 30 million dollars. 

Team Liquid was founded in 2000 in Utrecht has had a Dota team since 2012. The Dutch team won The International in 2017. Over the past years, Liquid has grown into one of the world's leading e-sports organizations, with multiple teams and a total of around 70 professional players in games like League of Legends, Dota 2, Fortnite and Counter-Strike. 

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