Dota 2 International competition suddenly halted by alleged DDoS attack [Update]

DDoS attackers have apparently struck one of the biggest eSports events of the year, as the Dota 2 International has come to a sudden stop.


Update: The competition has resumed, but not without consequences, as it appears that the long wait has left the teams (Complexity, in particular) out of sorts. Today's events are running severely behind, as Day 2 is nearly four hours in and the first match of the day has yet to be completed.

Original story: The second day of the fifth Dota 2 International tournament has come to a screeching halt. In the middle of a match between Evil Geniuses and Complexity Gaming, the game was suddenly stopped by an apparent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

Reports are flying in from Twitter (via Venture Beat) that on-site commentators have confirmed this to be a DDoS attack. The major Dota 2 streams are attempting to fill time as best they can, with the Newcomer Stream, in particular, taking this time to offer some informational breakdowns on the games to this point. However, there's no telling when this attack will subside.

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