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The International 4 will be bigger than ever

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Last year’s International Dota 2 tournament broke records and garnered tons of viewers – it even broke records on twitch. This year is already set to be even bigger, with higher stakes and more rewards for spectators. Valve really knows how to get people involved.

As of the time of writing, the prize pool (thanks to the Compendium) is $5 095 337. For playing Dota 2. These guys are serious professionals, and they certainly deserve a ton of money for the entertainment that they provide, but wow. That’s a lot of money – it will all come down to a final game that may determine just how many millions of dollars one team will take home.

The Compendium rewards are also excellent with supporters now grabbing tons of loading screens, chat emoticons and mini-pudge couriers. The latest prize to be unlocked – new matchmaking. Of course, not all the rewards were ready upon hitting the goal – many of them are still under construction and will be delivered to Compendium owners as soon as possible. At this rate, it looks like the Compendium will blast through all the stretch goals – the tournament is still well over a month away and there’s less than $1 million to go until the Compendium hits the $6 million mark. There is no denying it, The International 4 will have the highest stakes we’ve seen to date in eSports, and tons of spectators will be watching through their clients and twitch to see which team comes out on top.

Speaking of teams, we still don’t have final results for the Americas qualifier. Coming down to the fifth and final game between Team Liquid and NAR, the games went late into the night. Unfortunately, server issues meant that the games had to be delayed, taking place tonight instead. The fifth and final game will be held tonight with the same heroes as selected before the server issues.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2014

28 Comments

  1. RinceBroken

    May 16, 2014 at 12:06

    I was made to watch this fucking abomination with the ex. One of the reasons she is just that…

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    • Admiral Chief in Space

      May 16, 2014 at 12:18

      That’s not a nice thing to say about Trevor…

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 16, 2014 at 12:24

        or a nice way to find out ๐Ÿ™

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        • RinceBroken

          May 16, 2014 at 12:26

          Opps 0-o

          Reply

        • Jedi JJ

          May 16, 2014 at 12:27

          The girl is always the last to know.

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief in Space

          May 16, 2014 at 12:32

          Oh crap, me and my big mouth

          Reply

    • Jedi JJ

      May 16, 2014 at 12:23

      Luckily I’ve never heard of it before.

      Reply

    • Matewis Jubilai

      May 16, 2014 at 12:38

      That’s nothing man, I took my mother too see Pretville which she really wanted to see…
      the horror….
      Years earlier she also wanted to see ‘Liefling’ but I refused – there is only so much that I am willing to go through and actual physical torture isn’t one of them..

      Reply

      • RinceBroken

        May 16, 2014 at 12:41

        Shudder. Man, that kindda thing sticks with you…

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    • Dylan Heunis

      May 16, 2014 at 13:17

      Tonight we see Drow Ranger. Better watch that win/fail hard

      Reply

  2. William Francis

    May 16, 2014 at 12:06

    BTW, its a mini-pudge courier, not purge. Looks like someone doesn’t play Dota lol

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      May 16, 2014 at 12:11

      she uses a mac which spellchecks..and then i edit..and i sure as hell don;t play dota

      Reply

      • Lourens Jordaan

        May 16, 2014 at 12:16

        Do you think you’ll be able to kill a Grammar Nazi in Wolfenstein?

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        • Admiral Chief in Space

          May 16, 2014 at 12:17

          Hahahaha

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      • RinceBroken

        May 16, 2014 at 12:27

        I read that as “she uses a mac which spellchecks..and then i edit..and i sure as hell don;t”

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        • Admiral Chief in Space

          May 16, 2014 at 12:32

          Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

          Reply

      • Matewis Jubilai

        May 16, 2014 at 12:39

        Hellz yeah! If I wanted to give that much dedication to a game I’d rather play 40k table top with the Salamander chapter.

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    • Grant [_G_] Hancock

      May 16, 2014 at 14:54

      lol seeing a mini Purge would be awesome ! … “Yeeeellllloooow everybody here’s your items” ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Tiaan Pat

    May 16, 2014 at 12:24

    I have watched some matches and I can’t believe that Team Liquid is in the finals…. they played so bad. Didn’t watch last night though…. will have to watch the replays!!

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    • R4ziel

      May 16, 2014 at 12:48

      Liquid had a rough couple of games, but the games vs SNA to get to the finals they were on form. Also the games vs NAR in the finals so far have been absolutely riveting!! Last night my mind was blown after game 2, I couldn’t believe what happened!!
      RinceBroken , I watch all the games with my girlfriend and enjoy it imensely, Dota is absolutely awesome for me. Sorry to hear you find it less entertaining ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, sorry to hear about Trevor…

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      • Tiaan Pat

        May 16, 2014 at 12:59

        I will have to watch the games then. Keen to see them on form again like last year!

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        • R4ziel

          May 16, 2014 at 13:03

          They definitely seem to be warming up to the scene again. Same as last year where they started off quite slow and then went out with a bang! Their team dynamic is working well, they just need to vary their draft a bit.

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          • Tiaan Pat

            May 16, 2014 at 13:05

            The last match i watched they did seem a little sluggish with committing with team ganks. Looking forward to watching their matches.

          • Dylan Heunis

            May 16, 2014 at 13:13

            TC doesn’t have enough impact as a carry though. He farms in an AFK manner and only when he plays a hero such as DK or Ursa does he get the job done. His Mirana play is abominable

          • R4ziel

            May 16, 2014 at 13:16

            Quite true yes, last night the arrows from Tc’s Mirana would have done better if they weren’t thrown at all, but his Ursa play last night was something of legend.
            They still have miles to go, but they are definitely the “lesser” Team I like the most in terms of their commitment and durability to bounce back from a crushing defeat.

      • Grant [_G_] Hancock

        May 16, 2014 at 14:55

        game 5 is tonight yeah?

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  4. Oxy

    May 16, 2014 at 14:51

    “There is no denying it”

    What is this league of legends or something :D:D:D:D

    Reply

    • Grant [_G_] Hancock

      May 16, 2014 at 14:55

      lolz

      Reply

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