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  • Blog Post: The International Dota 2 Championship Returns In August

    Valve's annual Dota 2 tournament The International will return to Seattle's KeyArena this year, August 8-13. The tournament has commanded the largest prize pools for a single event in eSports history year-after-year, fueled by community-powered compendium systems found within the game of Dota... More
  • Blog Post: Evil Geniuses Win Dota 2's The International Tournament And $6.6 Million

    For the first time in the tournament's short five year history, an American team has taken home the top prize. 176 games played, 18 teams, 11 days and 1 Aegis. These are your #TI5 Champions! @EvilGeniuses pic.twitter.com/mFmt63WT7c — DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) August 9, 2015 Evil Geniuses defeated CDEC... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2's $18 Million The International Tournament Starts Now

    Dota 2's The International Main Event starts now, boasting a prize pool of over $18 million, the largest prize pool in eSports history. While the Group Stage games last week made for interesting viewing, the "real deal" matches begin today and will run all week leading to the final event... More
  • Blog Post: New Compendium To Increase DOTA 2 International Prize Pool

    Valve has released a new Compendium – an interactive book designed to not only grow the prize pool for the DOTA 2 International tournament, but to give rewards to buyers. Buying items in the Compendium contributes to the prize pool, and the more that grows, the more rewards – such as items... More
  • Blog Post: International Dota 2 Championships Rack Up Over 2 Million Concurrent Viewers, Doubling 2013 Performance

    If you had any doubt that eSports viewership is on the rise, you can put them to rest. Valve announced that this year’s International Dota 2 championships doubled the number of concurrent viewers over 2013’s event. The event, which ran throughout July culminating in a championship weekend... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2's 'The International' Prize Pool Grows To More Than $10 Million

    There's a lot at stake at this year's The International tournament. Dota 2 players will be competing for their share of a purse that's sitting at more than $10 million. To put that in perspective, that amount dwarfs last year's prize pool, which was about $2.9 million. It even beats out... More
  • Blog Post: Tickets For Dota 2 Championships Sell Out In An Hour

    Tickets for Valve’s Dota 2 championship event, The International , went on sale on Friday. Just an hour later, all of the approximately 10,000 tickets for the July event at Seattle’s Key Arena were gone. Valve confirmed to onGamers that that both general admission and VIP tickets are currently... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Why Don't You Play MOBAs?

    According to a recent Game Informer poll, about 30 percent of responders had no interest in MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arenas). Another 30 percent didn’t even know what a MOBA was, and only 10 percent of you played MOBAs regularly. Last weekend, The International Dota 2 Championships drew... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2 Tournament Prize Nears $3 Million Thanks To Gamers

    Dota 2 isn't known for its simplicity , so it's fitting that a tournament for the game would be equally complicated. Here's what's going on. The International, an upcoming Dota 2 tournament, had an initial prize pool of $1.6 million. Those who are interested in setting up fantasy teams... More
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