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The International 2019 Breaking Records Again


There were many doubts as to whether this year’s headlining event for Dota 2, The International 2019, would trump last year’s iteration of the event which garnered $25,532,177 thanks to the addition of fan-based purchases together with a prize pool – recent updates show that this has indeed occurred. Read on to find out more about the world’s largest ever esports event and how we’re live streaming it for all of you!

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Ending the annual Dota Pro Circuit ever since 2010, The International is a highlight for all Dota 2 enthusiasts alongside esports supporters in general. As of today, 2nd July, the prize pool sits at a grand $25,652,741 with just over a month left for improvement! (Note that the initial prize pool sat at $1,600,000). However, the event is more than just an exponentially growing prize pool. The event will be held in Shanghai, hosting 18 of the best Dota 2 teams in the world who qualified through points earned at the season’s Majors and Minors – with 6 spots left to be earned. Beginning on the 15th of August, the event will last a total of 10 days, including two days of rest between groups and bracket play – concluding with the main event on the 25th.

Last year’s venue was found in Germany – this year we’re going to Shanghai!

The structure of the tournament is a familiar one: a Group Stage, lasting three days, followed by the Main Event, lasting 5 days following 2 days of break. With a capacity of 18,000, the sold-out Mercedez-Benz Stadium will offer more than enough atmosphere for the high-intensity match-ups together with international streams for practically most languages.

We’re especially excited, so much so, that the entire event will be streamed live at the Esports Centre – Live Esports for everyone to enjoy! We highly encourage any Dota 2 fans or anyone looking to enjoy some esports to come over and be a part of the atmosphere.

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