Think gaming is a waste of time and will lead you nowhere in life? Well, you’re probably right, because unless you have the skills to pay the bills, you might as well keep on playing for fun. But if you do have a fast mouse hand and happen to be rather adept at DOTA 2, then the annual International is where it’s at.
This year, the DOTA 2 International kicks off in Seattle, dumping August like a cheap date and settling for the far more stable July 18-21 calendar bracket of the year. The International will also be changing venues this year, as teams from around the world will compete at the KeyArena for the $1 million grand prize.
So far, I blame my mom for making me study and not play video games, as I wish I had the skill to challenge the best in the world for that pot. Oh, the things that I could do with a million dollars. Like rub it in the face of teachers who were right about me.
Planning on attending the event? Well get your plane tickets ready then. General admission will cost you $99 according to the DOTA 2 blog, with floor seats going for $199 and a VIP package setting you back $499 for six days of access, meet and greet sessions and after parties. Dayumn.
Last year, Alliance walked off with the main prize, defeating Natus Vincere to clinch victory. This year, eleven teams will get a direct invite, with four regional qualifiers filling up the rest of the roster with winners from May 12th through the 25th.
Start clicking chaps.
Last Updated: April 1, 2014