Valve announces “The International Tournament” for DOTA 2 – Coming Out Later This Year

Valve has just announced that DOTA 2 will be publicly playable at this year’s GamesCom and that there will be an international tournament for it. The International will feature 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 (August 17th – 21st) and it will be broadcast in four languages (Chinese, German, Russian, and English) free of charge. Hell yeah!
Gabe Newell, president and founder of Valve said:
“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. I have had the good fortune to watch the competitors as they prepare for the tournament, and the level of play is extraordinary.”
DOTA 2 is slated for release later this year, so get ready guys. It’s coming… it’s coming indeed!


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