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Alliance crowned Dota 2 world champions

Five-man Swedish team win $1.4 million.
Alliance, winners of The International 2013 Dota 2 championship.

Alliance have won the Dota 2 world Championship in Seattle, Washington.

The Swedish professional gaming outfit defeated Ukrainian team Na'Vi in a dramatic best-of-five grand final to win the $1.4 million first prize.

Runners up Na'vi, who have now reached the grand final in each of the three The International tournaments, take home $632,000.

Alliance, many people's favourites going into the tournament, emerged victorious following a stunning five-day undefeated run to grand finals.

Last year's champions, Invictus Gaming, were eliminated in round four by TongFu. Third place went to Malaysian team Orange, who won just shy of $290,000.

Alliance, led by captain Gustav "s4" Magnusson, won the first game of grand finals, but Na'Vi, winner of the 2011 tournament, pushed back, taking game two and game three, before Alliance levelled the series. The final, deciding game went to Alliance.

The International's incredible $2.8 million prize pool was boosted by sales of the Compendium, Valve's interactive tournament companion. Through this, Valve's $1.6 million prize pool was pushed to over $2.8 million.

It is estimated the International 3 grand finals were watched by over one million people online, taking into account the many streams of the event.

Image courtesy of Dota2.com.

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