Valve announces dates for Dota 2 tournament The International 2014
Valve has announced the 2014 details for its annual Dota 2 tournament The International, which is now in its fourth year.
The four-day event will now take place starting July 18 at the KeyArena in Seattle. Tickets will be sold starting Friday April 4 at 15:00 PT, with a four-day ticket going for $99, floor seating $199, and $499 for a VIP ticket.
Valve will also be airing the games live online and through Dota 2's magnificent in-game client.
Valve says it will shortly announce details about a Compendium for this year's tournament. Last year the company released the 2013 Compendium as a digital interactive programme for the competition, which also boosted the total prize pool to $2.8 million.
Swedish pro team Alliance scooped up the biggest slice of the prize pie last year, $1.4 million, after beating Na'Vi in a thrilling best-of-five final.