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DotA started to transform into a serious electronic sport after the first competition was organized in 2005. It has since continued to evolve, with many teams, tournaments and players emerging onto the scene.
Various bodies in the Dota 2 scene host various tournaments with different participating teams and prize pools. Participating teams can be determined by qualifications or invites. Some tournaments are limited to certain countries, while some are regional/continental. International tournaments are typically larger with more substantial prize packages and sponsorships. The largest Dota 2 tournament is The International, which is sponsored by Valve. With a one million USD grand prize, teams from all over the world competed in 2011, with team Na'vi emerging the first victors. The International was held again in 2012, with team Invictus Gaming taking the victory. It can be assumed that the International will continue to be held annually.
Dota 2 teams consist of at least 5 players dedicated to Dota 2, sponsored either personally or by an organization to compete in various tournaments.
Dota 2 players are people who have dedicated their career into Dota 2, participating in various tournaments, winning prize money, and providing entertainment for the audience.