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The International sells out in an hour

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Instant sell out

I won’t lie, I’m excited for the International. It’s just too much fun to watch the high level Dota that goes on – Evil Geniuses, Alliance, Na’Vi all going head to head. I would love to be there live to watch it all go down in person. Apparently, I’m not the only one who feels that way – tickets sold out in record time.

Last week, Valve announced the date and location for the championships. This year, the tournament is held early, taking place 18-21 July at the Key Arena at Seattle Center. Valve’s Doug Lombardi confirmed to onGamers that tickets sold out roughly an hour after they went on sale. Officials at the Key Arena also confirmed to onGamers that about 10k tickets were sold for the event. That includes general admission tickets priced at $99 and VIP packages that were priced at $499. I don’t even want to image the kind of cash flow that happened in that one hour – that’s about 166 tickets sold every minute. Insanity. You can still grab the tickets if you have the money; they’re going for exorbitantly inflated prices on eBay.

I, for one, will be watching the tournament from the comfort of my home. I’m keen to get my compendium, build a dream team (any bets on who I want in my team?) and watch the matches through my Dota client. Then again, I may link up my Dota with my twitch account – then I can stream it all through my PS4 onto my big screen TV. Add some popcorn and maybe some pre-manufactured body odor spray all around my lounge and I’m sure I can pretend I’m in the arena. Right?

Will you be spectating the event? What’s your favorite part of the International?

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Last Updated: April 7, 2014


  1. Norm the Horrible

    April 7, 2014 at 14:38

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! @ Header


  2. Rags

    April 7, 2014 at 14:42

    Going to Calmly watch Facit.


  3. Skuifspeld

    April 7, 2014 at 14:45

    My favourite part: Listening to the Korean shoutcasters. Dendi! Dendi! Dendi! Dendiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

    TI3 had me mesmerised. Even more awesome after watching Free to Play.


  4. HvR

    April 7, 2014 at 14:45

    Good on Valve, they took a chance on the first International by having big ass prize pool. Glad they are getting a return on investment.


  5. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    April 7, 2014 at 15:00

    I would definitely go there if I had the cash on hand!

    I will be putting in leave over that period to watch it! o/ Can’t wait!


    • Matthew Holliday

      April 7, 2014 at 15:31

      cheapest ticket was 99$
      care to reconsider? lol


      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        April 7, 2014 at 15:33

        It is the flight over and the stay that will break my bank account lol! I would pay R1100 easily to watch The International.


  6. Matthew Holliday

    April 7, 2014 at 15:30

    an hour is pretty amazing, especially when you consider the ticket prices, minimum price is 99$
    if it was in South Africa, would anyone here willing to shell out R1000+ just for entrance?


    • hairyknees

      April 7, 2014 at 15:44

      Friends and myself are honestly considering going in 2016 ๐Ÿ˜› gotta start stripping and saving now!


  7. Jan-Adriaan Korff

    April 7, 2014 at 15:41

    best header ever.


  8. hairyknees

    April 7, 2014 at 15:43

    This is header of the week, I don’t care what anybody says!


  9. hairyknees

    April 7, 2014 at 15:44

    Also, TI4 WOOOOOOOOH! Amped ๐Ÿ˜€


  10. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    April 7, 2014 at 16:36


    Yus, Zoey you win at life right now


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