Dota 2's annual 'The International' has been finally given a definitive date, with Valve revealing that the event will take place from August 3rd to August 8th.
The International 2015's main event will run a full six days, as opposed to last year's four. Valve once again plans to feature 16 teams in championship Dota 2 play, and says it will send team invitations "shortly after" May 1st, so polish your eSports skills.
Valve did not announce venue details, prize pool or ticket availability. The announcement of The International Dota 2 championship comes much earlier in the year than it has in previous years. Valve said it announced the tournament's date "so that you're able to start making room in your schedules."
The International 2015 won't be running alone, with the innagural Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany running alongside the August date.
Last year's The International Dota 2 championship, the fourth Valve-backed tournament, took place at Seattle's Key Arena, from July 18 to 21. Chinese team Newbee won last year's Dota 2 championship, defeating ViCi Gaming in the grand finals to win a $5 million prize pool.