Re-cap of last year:
The 2013 International is the 3rd year 16 Teams get together to win a cut of the 1.6 Million dollar prize pool (First prize gets $1 mil )
Taking Place once again in seattle washington from August 7th to 11th, this one is going to be improving over the previous tournament in several ways.
THE WEST/EAST QUALIFIERS
West Qualifier's Schedule:
(Hosted by TheGDStudio)
May 13th 19:30EST: Group Stage 1: Group A, initial matches and winner’s match (3xBO3)
May 14th 13:00EST: Group Stage 1: Group A, loser’s match and final match (2xBO3)
May 15th 20:00EST: Group Stage 1: Group B, initial matches and winners’ match (3xBO3)
May 16th 23:00EST: Group Stage 1: Group B, loser’s match and final match (2xBO3)
May 17th 20:00EST: Group Stage 2: Initial matches and winner’s match (3xBo3)
May 18th 23:00EST: Group Stage 2: Loser’s match and final match (2xBO3)
May 19th 23:00EST: Grand Final (1xBO5)
East Qualifier's Schedule:
(Hosted by BeyondTheSummit)
Winners of the West and East Qualifiers will earn a invitation to the main tournament.
2nd Place on each side will do a qualifier the night before the main event to win the Wild card slot
How do i watch this thing/Help Participate in the tournament?
View it from In-game!
Download the Dota 2 Client from steam, it doesn't matter if you have a beta key or not because if you don't have a key you can view any game you want inside it (which includes the internationals)!
You will not miss any announcers or anything because the Announcers voice chat is embedded into each match.
You can also buy a pendant for a team your supporting, a cut of the money will go to the team AND if you watch them do something awesome in the tournament you have a chance to win a very rare international-only item!
Do you want a key to Dota 2? Just click here to get one:
Buy a Ticket to the Show!
On May 7th at 10AM PDT (1PM EDT), You can buy a ticket to get access to the show in person, you will get tons of free goodies and one of the greatest sporting experiences in your life. Just make sure you can get to the Benroya Hall in Seattle. The guess of the price per ticket is $50, but you get free dota 2 in-game items and invites to give to friends!
Watch The Streams!
Don't have a good computer to watch dota 2 from in-game? Don't have money to buy a ticket to watch in-person? watch the streams instead, it's the same thing basically and it's still 100% free.
Improve the show!
Buy a International Compendum!
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When you buy it, 25% of the money of that purchase goes to the Prize pool (Which is already at 1.6 million dollars). With the item you can pick your favorite players, who you think will win the tournament, and more! Compete with friends, watch your Dota 2 Courier Evolve with the choices you made and if they are right! You can also pick your favorite dota players to compete in a showmatch in the tournament!
I was here last year in person and it was amazing, I hate sports but this is one event that is truly well done. i recommend it.
The International - Dota 2 Championships