Dota 2: The International returns for a third year

"The International" is returning yet another year. Valve's annual Dota 2 tournament will be held in Seattle on August 7th, a few weeks before PAX...

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"The International" is returning yet another year. Valve's annual Dota 2 tournament will be held in Seattle on August 7th, a few weeks before PAX Prime.

No prize pool has been announced on Dota 2's official website, but the winning team at last year's tourney took home $1 million.

So far, the only invited team is last year's winner: Invictus Gaming. Three teams will be invited based on East and West qualifying brackets, beginning May 13th. To brush up on your Dota skills, you could check out these guides. But, we have a feeling it might be a bit too late to get really competitive. Good luck.

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    April 25, 2013 4:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Dota 2: The International returns for a third year.

    "The International" is returning yet another year. Valve's annual Dota 2 tournament will be held in Seattle on August 7th, a few weeks before PAX...

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      April 25, 2013 4:44 PM

      Man, that Mac-10 shootout in the Guggenheim was awesome! The sound effects were as good as, if not better than, the ones in Heat and Collateral.
      Oh, you're not talking about the Clive Owen corporate espionage movie?

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      April 25, 2013 4:59 PM

      Thank god it's not the same weekend as PAX again. Downtown was absolutely packed last year. Here's hoping it isn't super hard to get tickets again.

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      April 25, 2013 5:01 PM

      1 million dollars? holy fuck im doing it wrong.

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        April 26, 2013 7:36 AM

        A million bucks is a good amount of money, but that's split 5 ways don't forget.

        Even still, that IS $250k... But then taxes and convert it to Euros since most teams aren't American? Not nearly as much as it sounds :(

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          April 26, 2013 7:40 AM

          I like your math

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          April 26, 2013 9:23 AM

          Since majority teams finishing top 3 are Chinese, it's definitely more than 250K in their currency, BRO!

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      April 25, 2013 6:30 PM

      Treant Protector is gonna take this tournament by storm.

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      April 26, 2013 7:48 AM

      Oh can't wait, i'd be cool to go, did anyone go last year to the venue?

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        April 26, 2013 9:05 AM

        A bunch of shackers did, but I can't remember any names. Serpico74 maybe?

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          April 26, 2013 9:21 AM

          Yep, I ran into him and Juno there.

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            April 26, 2013 9:53 AM

            Yep, had an all-around good time. It's a very intimate venue for something like this, so it has the feeling of a packed sporting event, yet I was able to meet and talk to several competitors who were just out for a smoke or whatever.