After 6 days of intense competition and months of preparation, The International 2015 Dota 2 tournament has finally concluded following a closely fought final between Evil Geniuses and CDEC Gaming. The Grand Finals came to a close on Saturday evening with Evil Geniuses securing victory over CDEC Gaming 3-1 in the Best of Five, making them the first North American team to ever claim first place at an International event. As you probably know, the first place prize brings over $6.6M in prize money and the honour of having their names carved on the rear of the Aegis of Champions alongside the previous 4 winning teams. Despite missing out on first place, runner-ups CDEC Gaming can still be extremely pleased with their efforts, taking second place against the best Dota 2 teams in the world and securing over $2.8M in prize money. Their runner-up position is especially surprising given their spot in The International 2015 wasn't even finalised until July 26th during the Wild Card event after last appeared as runner-ups in the Regional Qualifiers. With just under $18.4M in prize money, extremely balanced match-ups across 16 different teams, and millions of unique viewers across more platforms than ever before, we're confident few will deny that TI5 has been one of the biggest and best tournaments in the history of both Dota and eSporting in general. Congratulations to Evil Geniuses, CDEC Gaming, and all the other participating teams on their successes. gg wp!