Who Were the Most Successful Dota 2 Teams in 2022?
The 2022 Dota 2 season has finally wrapped up and what a rollercoaster of a ride it was. We witnessed some incredible tournaments, some extremely high-level matches, and crazy upsets. In this article, we are going to look at the top 5 Dota 2 teams in 2022. To come up with our rankings we looked at titles won, prize money won, teams they beat, and overall performance. Keep reading to see where your favorite team sits on our list!
1. Tundra Esports
Tundra Esports are the International 2022 winners which is considered the world championship of Dota 2. The International is the most prestigious Dota 2 tournament on the planet and features the biggest prize pool in all of esports. Tundra Esports managed to win the event and walk away with $8.5 million in cash!
During their run at The International, Tundra Esports crushed legendary teams like OG, Team Aster, and Team Secret. With their win, they clearly established themselves as the number 1 Dota 2 team on the planet! Head to play score to see all the esports stats from Tundra’s matches at The International.
2. Team Secret
Team Secret is a super successful Dota 2 team that has been crushing tournaments since 2014. They have an astonishing $18 million in lifetime Dota 2 tournament winnings and in 2022 they lived up to their reputation with a second-place finish at The International 2022 which was worth a massive $2.46 million.
Throughout the 2022 season, Team Secret was led by dominant team captain, Clement “Puppey” Ivanov. Ivanov has been a pro since the Dota 1 days and his experience is a massive reason why Team Secret were able to overcome pre-tournament favorites PSG.LGD and beat the likes of Team Liquid.
Team Secret was not just a one-hit wonder in 2022. They also performed extremely well at the Riyadh Masters 2022, coming 3rd and earning $425,000. Team Secret will be a team to watch throughout the 2023 season and it will be interesting to see if they can go one better at The International 2023!
PSG.LGD was one of the pre-tournament favorites going into The International 2022 due to their strong performances at the event previously and form throughout the 2022 season. However, in a shock to Dota 2 fans around the world PSG.LGD were eliminated early in the playoffs and finished in 6th place which earned them $662,000.
Despite not living up to their high expectations at The International, PSG.LGD still had an impressive 2022 season and are one of the top teams in the world. PSG.LGD won the Riyadh Masters 2022 in Saudi Arabia and walked away with $1.5 million. They also took second at the PGL Arlington Major 2022 in Texas for $100,000.
4. Team Liquid
Team Liquid were struggling throughout the Dota 2 season. Their biggest score was at the Riyadh Masters 2022 for $100,000. However, they managed to completely turn around their season thanks to a deep run at The International 2022.
During The International 2022, Team Liquid beat OG, Team Aster before eventually losing to Team Secret. They were just two wins away from becoming world champions but in the end, had to settle for 3rd place. Thanks to their amazing finish at The International 2022 they earned $1.7 million and ended up as one of the top-earning teams for the season!
5. Team Aster
Team Aster started the 2022 Dota 2 season strong with a win at the Intel World Open Beijing worth $135,000. They continued with impressive performances at the PGL Arlington Major 2022 where they took 3rd for $75,000 and at the ESL One Malaysia 2022 where they came second for $85,000.
Team Aster’s Dota 2 season culminated with a deep run at The International 2022. The powerful Chinese squad beat the likes of Team Liquid and PSG.LGD ended up coming 4th for $1.1 million. The Chinese team will be looking to make some changes in 2023 so they can convert their deep playoff runs into trophies.
The most successful Dota 2 team in 2022 was Tundra Esports! They defeated the top-rated teams in the world to win The International 2023 and earned over $8 million. Tundra Esports’ performance against Team Secret in the final cemented them as the top team in the world. Comment below who you think the best Dota 2 teams in the world are and who will win The International 2023.