To kick-off the launch officially of the most anticipated new action-pack RPG Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2) that is dated to be release later this year, Valve have just announced the “The International” DotA 2 Championships. This tournament will be the first time Dota 2 is shown in public, and will take place August 17th -21st at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
Watch the official Gamescom trailer video after the break.
The Cologne’s five-day trade show will features 16 best Dota teams in the world competing in group stage for a double elimination format for a title to be the first DotA 2 Champions and will take home $1 million cash prize.
The International tournament will be broadcast in four languages for free: Chinese, German, Russian, and English.
“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.”
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