The annual event, which is now in its fifth year, costs $99 to attend — And luckily if you miss today's ticket sales, another wave is incoming on March 27 beginning at 1 a.m. EDT. Keep in mind, last year's tournament sold out in under an hour. Likewise, due to limited space, those purchasing tickets are limited to just five per household.
The International returns this year to the Key Arena in Seattle from Aug. 3-8. The main event will run a full six days, as opposed to last year's four, while Valve once again plans to feature 16 teams in championship Dota 2 play, and says it will send team invitations "shortly after" May 1.
Last year's The International Dota 2 championship, the fourth Valve-backed tournament, took place at Seattle's Key Arena, from July 18 to 21. Chinese team Newbee won last year's Dota 2 championship, defeating ViCi Gaming in the grand finals to win a $5 million prize pool.