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Million Dollar DOTA 2 Tournament at Gamescom Announced

Posted Aug 02, 2011 by Michael Bitton

Million Dollar DOTA 2 Tournament at Gamescom Announced

Valve Software has announced "The International," a million dollar DOTA 2 tournament set for this year's Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany.

The tournament will begin on August 17th and run throughout the entirety of the five day show, ending on August 21st. 16 teams from all around the globe will participate in a double-elimination playoff and the tournament will be broadcast (free of charge) in four languages (Chinese, English, Russian, and German). The winning team will take home $1 million.

DOTA 2 is the stand-alone sequel to the Warcraft III map Defense of the Ancients, and is set for release later this year.

Find out more about the tournament over at the official DOTA 2 blog.

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB

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