August 7, 2011

Dota 2 Unveiled in Ten Days- International Tournament at Gamescom!

Many fans have speculated for a while that Dota 2 would be unveiled at Gamescom when Valve mentioned that they would be “showing an RTS.” However, not many of us would have guessed that they would show it in the manner in which they have decided. This year’s Gamescom will be home to The International, the first Dota 2 tournament, featuring some of the best DotA teams in the world. The grand prize is a full $1 Million, and the tournament will be broadcast live in English, German, Russian, and Chinese.

The team lineup includes:

  • GGnet (Europe)
  • MYM (Denmark)
  • Na’Vi (Ukraine)
  • CCM (China)
  • LGD (China)
  • TyLoo (China)
  • (Europe)
  • M5 (Russia)
  • MiTH-Trust (Thailand)
  • EHOME (China)
  • StarsBoBa (Vietnam)
  • (China)
  • nevo (Denmark)
  • Scythe.SG (Singapore)
  • MUFC (Malaysia)
  • Minesky.Infinity (Philippines)

I’ll be putting out daily updates on the tournament once it starts, as well as keeping you informed about any release information. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before Dota 2 is released, and we can all get a taste of it.

For more info about Dota 2, see the official blog here.

How do you all think Dota 2 will turn out? Will it be an instant classic or an over-changed flop? What team is your bet to win the International? Leave a comment below!



  1. CharcoalCoyote - August 8, 2011 10:45 am

    @AceofNades- These sixteen are the highest ranked sixteen teams in the world. The USA needs to step it up. Dota 2 shouldn’t be too much of a departure from LoL for you, but there are distinct differences. Dying is punished a lot harder, more items have actives, you can “deny” creeps and towers, etc.

    @Billy- My guess is that there’ll be a one-time purchase fee, anywhere from $30 to $50. I highly doubt there’ll be a subscription fee. If you want to go ahead and get some practice in, try League of Legends. I’ll tell you as soon as possible if Dota 2 is a good buy.

  2. Billy - August 8, 2011 1:26 am

    will dota 2 be a free to play?

  3. AceOfNades69 - August 7, 2011 9:05 pm

    I never played the original Dota but I do love some League of Legends. I am really looking forward to Dota 2. I will have to keep an eye on this tourney to see some gameplay.

    Notice none of the teams are USA 🙁

    • Robinson - February 19, 2014 3:42 pm

      That’s a sensible answer to a chengalling question


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