It’s not long now until the DOTA 2 The International kicks off. Between 3-8 of August the brightest stars of the DOTA 2 world will do battle for that whopping $16 million plus prize pool.
Today Valve launched the official event site, and although the main event doesn’t start until August, the wild card round takes place on 26 July with the groups stage running between 27-30 July so there’s plenty to enjoy before the main event gets underway. You can check the date schedule on the new site here and also view a list of the teams and players that will be making an appearance.
In other DOTA 2 news, valve has just launched the Watch Beta which a hub to view DOTA 2 games and comes with 1080p streams at 60 frames per second as well as featuring real-time stats, graphs and match data.
The matches on the Watch page comprises of games with the most viewers watching through Steam Broadcasting. This beta launch is in preparation of streaming The International matches and will likely be hammered by fans once the event starts.
Let’s hope The International 2015 final is a little more entertaining than last year’s which was a bit of an anticlimax.