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Post by Eorl @ 10:47am 26/04/13 | 12 Comments
Valve has revealed details for their third annual DOTA 2 Championships, titled "The International", which will be taking place at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA from August 7 to August 11.

The prize pool has yet to be announced however last year the winning team took home $1 million so we'll probably see the same amount this time round. Currently the only team to have qualified in the ladder is Invictus Gaming, the 2012 victors. Just like in last year’s event, the winners of the East and West Qualifiers will each receive an invite. Right before The International begins, the Wild Card event will determine the final spot in a match between the runner-ups of each qualifier.

Once again the event will also be broadcast on a global scale in multiple languages, and free of charge through DotaTV.



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f***chops
Posted 04:09pm 26/4/13
It's great there is one central tournament that all the teams work for. This is why I miss WCG, all the best players/teams from the supported games looked to that tourny like is was THE event to perform at. Not it's a bad thing but atm there is a whole bunch of events run throughout the year with no real focus on any one in particular.
fpot
Posted 04:12pm 26/4/13
If he gets to be called f***chops then I get to be f***pot again >:(
JakeG
Posted 04:41pm 26/4/13
What is the prize $ scale for 2nd and 3rd?

Scenario 1

1. Train 8 hrs a day with your team
2. Win the competition
3. $200 000 a piece (profit?)

Scenario 2

1. Train 8 hrs a day with your team
2. Lose the competition
3. $0
csirac
Posted 05:20pm 26/4/13
The international is such a good competition and is a fun time of the year. It's done so well and easily. Load up the client, join in the game, and you can either spectate yoruself and move the camera around or let the casters do it for you. So lazy, so good.

JakeG: Dont know what you're getting at? Are you saying that if teams that participate don't win they get 0 dollars ever? There are a plethora of other comps out there besides TI
f***chops
Posted 05:46pm 26/4/13
The teams competing are sponsored anyway, accom/airfares and other expenses are taken care of so they don't actually lose any money. Being invited and competing at the biggest tourney in the game would be a reward in itself for those players.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 11:08pm 26/4/13
Have you never seen a Na'Vi vid? They always have advertising = $$$. Prize money isnt their only income when they get big.

Dont like watch the comps real time but the highlights are awesome. The level of skill n teamwork.
ctd
Posted 01:02am 27/4/13

The international is such a good competition and is a fun time of the year. It's done so well and easily. Load up the client, join in the game, and you can either spectate yoruself and move the camera around or let the casters do it for you. So lazy, so good.

Agreed. Blizzard could learn a few things
qmass
Posted 06:51am 27/4/13
carson
Posted 08:17am 27/4/13

This is still my fav dota2 movie ever.
Eorl
Posted 09:16am 27/4/13
Reminds me of this:

DeadlyDav0
Posted 09:27am 27/4/13
No LoL vids pls, thx.
reload!
Posted 11:40am 27/4/13
another goog one by the invoker video guy
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