________________________________________ Valve + Icefrog = Awesomeness arty: Kommentar anyone? --- Updated Post - Automerged --- EDIT: Official website and Beta Signups Here: The International - Dota 2 - Home _________________________________________________ Dota 2 Championships: First Public Showing at gamescom Valve today announced The International. This tournament will be the first time Dota 2 is shown in public, and will take place August 17th -21st at gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The International features the 16 best Dota teams in the world competing in the Dota 2 Championships through a group stage, double elimination playoff format over the course of CologneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s five-day trade show. The tournament will be broadcast in four languages (Chinese, German, Russian, and English) free of charge. The winning team will receive $1 million. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The International is the first public Dota 2 event and will give the tens of millions of gamers playing Dota around the world their first look at the new game,Ã¢â‚¬ said Gabe Newell, president and founder of Valve. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have had the good fortune to watch the competitors as they prepare for the tournament, and the level of play is extraordinary.Ã¢â‚¬ In addition to the cash prizes awarded by Valve, NVidia is providing all the hardware for the event. Dota 2 will be available for the PC and Mac later this year. _________________________________________________ Originally posted in: Official DotA 2 Blog/ EDIT: The tournament is over and the winner is NA'VI who walk out with a million dollar cash prize .