The International 4 Main Event Broadcasted on ESPN
E-sports is now on a whole new level, as now in adition all the available platforms Valve has now secured a deal with one of the world’s top TV networks.
As stated in Valve’s press release:
This year’s International, happening at a sold out KeyArena in Seattle, WA this Friday thru Monday (July 18-22), features a record-breaking prize pool of over $10 mil – the largest ever for a competitive gaming tournament.
And for the first time, viewers can watch all the matches, interviews, and analysis happening over the course of the four-day event on ESPN3, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
On Sunday, viewers can tune in to ESPN2 for an exclusive preview of the tournament’s final match, featuring highlights from the games, expert analysis, plus interviews with the players and Valve’s Gabe Newell.
World’s 16 top teams have now been trimmed down to 8 and there isn’t a clear favorite as all of them will be giving their absolute best performance to take the biggest crown in e-sports history to date.
The strategies are a huge part of the game, and to hype this part of the game, Dota Cinema has released this amazing trailer for you to watch.
This year around, Valve has taken merchandizing to a whole new level and spectacular Dota 2 goodies available to fans at the event and soon worldwide.
Cybormatt takes us on a sneak preview of The Secret Shop.
In case you don’t have ESPN, as alternatives you can walk into a Pubstomp near you with lots of other Dota fans in your region, you can watch through the Dota 2 client which gives you a chance of winning item drops or you can tune into the official TwitchTV stream
Absolutely be sure to not miss the biggest e-sport event in history!