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The International Dota 2 Tournament Schedule and Prize Breakdown Revealed

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  • The International Dota 2 Tournament Schedule and Prize Breakdown Revealed

    Valve has revealed the tournament schedule and the prize breakdown for The International Dota 2 Championships.
    Playoffs: Phase One - Wild Card
    Solo Championship

    WEDNESDAY 9 through SATURDAY 12
    Playoffs: Phase Two

    SUNDAY 13 through MONDAY 14
    Playoffs: Phase Three

    FRIDAY 18
    Main Event: Upper Bracket

    Main Event: Lower Bracket
    All-Star Match

    SUNDAY 20
    Main Event: Lower Bracket

    MONDAY 21
    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

    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.
    1. $4,737,565
    2. 1,390,372
    3. 978,410
    4. 772,429
    5. 617,943
    6. 489,205
    7. 46,346
    8. 36,047
    9. 20,598

    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
    New Spoiler-Free DVR Broadcast
    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

    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 We'll have more on The International as the events draw near.