Valve Announces Dota 2 Tournament - "THE INTERNATIONAL"
Announcement - Valve
Aug 1, 2011
VALVE ANNOUNCES "THE INTERNATIONAL" Dota 2 Championships: First Public Showing at Gamescom
August 1, 2011 â€” Valve today announced The International. This tournament will be the first time Dota 2 is shown in public, and will take place August 17th -21st at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
The International features the 16 best Dota teams in the world competing in the Dota 2 Championships through a group stage, double elimination playoff format over the course of Cologne's five-day trade show.
The tournament will be broadcast in four languages (Chinese, German, Russian, and English) free of charge. The winning team will receive $1 million.
â€œThe International is the first public Dota 2 event and will give the tens of millions of gamers playing Dota around the world their first look at the new game,â€ said Gabe Newell, president and founder of Valve. â€œI have had the good fortune to watch the competitors as they prepare for the tournament, and the level of play is extraordinary.â€
In addition to the cash prizes awarded by Valve, NVidia is providing all the hardware for the event.
Dota 2 will be available for the PC and Mac later this year. For more information on Valve and its games, please visit http://www.dota2.com/