Russian President Putin praised The International cyber winners Team Spirit

19:16, 18 October 2021
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After beating PSG.LGD in the grand finals of the main Dota 2 competition of the year the Russian team received compliments from Russia’s leader.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has presented his congratulations to the Russian Esports organization Team Spirit whose Dota 2 squad was victorious at the largest tournament in history The International 10.

An open letter signed by the President has been published on the Kremlin's official website.

“Dear Friends!

I congratulate you on the deserved victory at The International-2021 – the Dota 2 World Championship. For the first time in history, the Russian club Team Spirit won these prestigious competitions. Well done!

On your way to the final you demonstrated brilliant leadership and unity, while in the decisive game, which was a real challenge of mastership and character strength, you managed to concentrate and take the initiative from very strong rivals at the most important moment. Your actions proved that our cyber sportsmen always focus on the result and can achieve any goals.

I wish you further achievements all and the best.

Vladimir Putin

Apart from the President, Team Spirit have also received congratulations from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport which made a huge banner with captions “Team Spirit, winners of The International 10, GG, Meet our heroes.”

Shortly after the victory, the Russian national team account published a collage picturing the $18-mln winners in Russia’s national kit.

The International is the main Dota 2 annual competition in which 18 teams from all over the world compete to receive the status of the best team of the year. This year’s prize pool exceeded $40 mln, the record prize fund for a single Esports tournament. In a 5-game dramatic series, Team Spirit defeated PSG.LGD who got about $5.2 mln.