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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 "MikeB" Bitton