Playoffs: Phase One - Wild Card
WEDNESDAY 9 through SATURDAY 12
Playoffs: Phase Two
SUNDAY 13 through MONDAY 14
Playoffs: Phase Three
Main Event: Upper Bracket
Main Event: Lower Bracket
Main Event: Lower Bracket
Main Event: Grand Finals
Pre and Post-Match Press Conferences
All broadcasts start at 9am PDT. All games are viewable live in-game and at Dota2.com
As it stands right now, the total prize pool is sitting at $10,299,055 (USD). First place is looking to earn at least $4.7 million. Even 14th place is going to take home over $20K. Let's see just how much each place will earn.
And naturally, those amounts are already different since I started to type them since more funds are still being added through The Compendium.
There will be three new ways to watch The International this year, regardless if you are watching in-game or from Dota2.com.
Never miss a moment of the tournament. Whether you see it all happen Live, need to tune in a few hours late, or want to relive the previous day's events, each day's entire broadcast will be available from the stream navigator in the Watch Section for you to view at your own pace, complete with pause and rewind features. Plus, only the match results from the previous days' games will be displayed, so you won't have to worry about having a game spoiled for you.
New The International Multicast
With four games happening simultaneously throughout much of Phase Two of the Playoffs, you'll need a way to keep track of all the action. Introducing The International Multicast, a fifth live stream consolidating all the interesting games, unexpected picks, big team fights, catastrophic misses and clutch plays into one package, complete with commentary and desk analysis. The Multicast is the best way to watch every game at once.
New Dota Newcomers Broadcast
New to Dota? Or maybe you play Dota but have never gotten interested in the professional side of the game. Welcome to the Newcomer's Broadcast, an English stream happening alongside the main stream, featuring commentary aimed at easing people into understanding the exciting world of BKBs, tri-lanes, and counter-picks.
These are all in addition to the in-person viewing, the Pubstomps at various places around the world, and also through Twitch.tv.
In addition to all of this, Valve has updated the Secret Shop with a ton of fresh merchandise. To check all of those items out for yourself be sure to check out this handy PDF catalog (PDF; 42MB).
The full overview to get you primed for the event can be found at Dota2.com. We'll have more on The International as the events draw near.