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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 08:34am 02/08/11 | 3 Comments
At this year's GamesCom event, being held in Cologne, Germany, Valve have announced "The International" a Dota 2 tournament to be held at the event that will be the first public showing of the game since it was revealed.
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.
"The 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," said Gabe Newell, president and founder of Valve via press release. "I have had the good fortune to watch the competitors as they prepare for the tournament, and the level of play is extraordinary."

AusGamers will be at this year's GamesCom and are working on getting a look at the game as we speak, so be sure to keep your eyes glued us during GamesCom for as much news out of the event as we can possibly manage.

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Posted 08:37am 02/8/11
Clever. Having only played LoL I was only vaguely paying attention and have never watched an e-sport, but this sounds for somewhat interesting viewing.
Posted 10:09am 02/8/11
The winning team will receive $1 million.

Very nice. Kids around the world can point to this and say 'See, playing games isn't a waste of time'
I wonder how the comp will go, by the sounds of it the chosen few are getting to play/practice Dota2 so they should at least know the Unit's/Maps but if there are so few with access I think they would get stuck in their scripts pretty quickly depending on who they're fighting.
Posted 03:23pm 04/8/11
hell yeah. ill be watching highlights of it for sure.
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