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First DotA 2 tournament announces $1 million cash prize
Submitted by Wyk on Tue, 16/08/2011 - 08:21

The first public demonstration of DotA 2 will be aired at gamescom 2011 and celebrating the game, Valve Software has announced the first ever DotA 2 Championship titled the "The International."


The International will feature "sixteen" of the finest DotA teams from across the world battling it out for the first ever DotA 2 title and also for the largest prize pool ever in the history of eSport entertainment.

The tournament will play host to a "Group Stage - Double Elimination - Playoff" format that will refine competition and determine which one of these powerhouses will walk out of Germany with the prize money of $1 million USD.

"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.

"I have had the good fortune to watch the competitors as they prepare for the tournament, and the level of play is extraordinary."
The tournament will be broadcasted live in four different languages (Chinese, German, Russian, and English) on the Official DotA 2 Website.

The list of invited teams to the DotA 2 Championship has been listed below -
  • GGnet
  • MYM
  • Na’Vi
  • iG
  • Tyloo
  • OK.Nirvana.int
  • M5
  • MiTH-Trust
  • EHOME
  • SGC
  • OK.Nirvana.Cn
  • nevo
  • Scythe.SG
  • MUFC
  • Mineski.Infinity
  • Virus

More details regarding the event can be found on the DotA 2 website.


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