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.