The International Dota 2 championships will be watchable on ESPN3

Dota 2 fans will be able to watch the grand finals for The International — a competition that draws in Dota 2 players from around the world — live on ESPN3, Valve announced today.

The event takes place this weekend at the Key Arena in Seattle, Wash., where teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $10 million. Analysis, interviews and matches will be available on ESPN3, which watchers can stream via the WatchESPN app, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

A special preview show featuring interviews, Valve founder Gabe Newell and more will be aired on ESPN2 on July 20 at 11:30 p.m. ET.

"From the success of the Compendium to the collaboration with ESPN, this year's International really demonstrates how much competitive gaming has grown to rival traditional sports," Valve's Erik Johnson said. "We believe the teams have also pushed to a new level of play this year and will further demonstrate the incredible advances made across this tournament since it first began three short years ago."

For more on The International, check out our interview with Johnson.

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