Second Annual Dota 2 Championships Broadcast Live This Weekend
Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the start of The International Dota 2 Championships 2012.
The event takes place today through Sunday at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA.
The tournament is being broadcast worldwide, free of charge, with play-by-play commentary in multiple languages, the ability to view the games from multiple angles, and more – all in full HD quality – from a dedicated client (available here: http://www.dota2.com/international/mainevent/watch/).
A browser-based broadcast of the action is also available.
Meanwhile, those in the Seattle area this weekend attending PAX Prime may attend The International, free of charge with a PAX Badge (based upon space availability in the Hall).
The International was launched last year in Cologne, Germany during Gamescom with 16 of the most elite Dota teams competing in a group stage, double elimination playoff format for a grand prize of $1 million.
Coming soon to the PC, Dota 2 promises to take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made Dota popular with tens of millions of gamers around the world.
Official Website: http://www.dota2.com