Dota 2 The International winners
Evil Geniuses celebrating their win at last year's event Reuters

This weekend (12-13 August) the biggest prize pool in eSports history will be split between the 16 team best Dota 2 teams in the world at The International, with the greatest of all netting just over $9m (£7m) in the grand final.

Five teams remain in with a chance, split between the upper and lower brackets of the tournament. Favourites and reigning champions Evil Geniuses are primed to reach another final, but face stiff competition from outsiders and crowd favourites Wings Gaming in the upper bracket.

Meanwhile in the lower bracket MVP Phoenix will face Fnatic for the right to face Digital Chaos in round five. The winner of that contest will face the loser between Wings Gaming and Evil Genisues for a chance (or second chance) to reach the final.

The International 2016 is taking place in Seattle with a total prize pool of just shy of $20.5m - a total that will continue to grow through players purchasing an in-game Battle Pass, until shortly before the grand final on Saturday.

Dota 2 is an online battle arena game contested between two teams of five players and fought using a huge roster of hero characters with unique abilities that suit certain tactics and suit particular situations.

The final two days of The International 2016 take place from 6pm BST and can be watched on Twitch (embedded below) or through the Dota 2 client if you own the game.

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