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The International Dota 2 Championship Tickets
Event: The International Dota 2 Championship
Game: Dota 2 multiplayer online battle arena
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue: Ericsson Globe
Format: Group stages and brackets
The International Dota 2 Championship TicketsThe International Dota 2 Championship brings together some of the best MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) players in the world. Dota 2 is a popular video game in which five-player teams compete against each other to destroy their opponent’s base on the map and defend their own. Originally conceived as a Warcraft III mod known as Defense of the Ancients in 2003, the game was eventually developed into its own separate property. In 2009, the lead designer of Dota joined the popular game company and Steam developer Valve to develop a sequel to the original. Dota 2 was officially unveiled at Gamescom 2011 in Cologne with a $1.6 million tournament. This led directly to the creation of an annual event known as The International. As the popularity and sophistication of Dota 2 have grown, so has the popularity of The International. Previous host cities have included Seattle, Vancouver and Shanghai. If you want to catch one of the largest eSports tournaments in the world, then you should purchase The International Dota 2 Championship tickets at StubHub.
What is the format of the tournament?In the initial group stage, The International consists of two groups of nine teams. Each team plays all other teams in their group to determine the group rankings. The top four teams of each group advance to the upper bracket, while the next four teams of each group move on to the lower bracket. The last teams in each group are eliminated from the tournament. If teams are tied in such a way as to affect which teams advance to a given bracket, then additional games are played to determine the outcome. Otherwise, head-to-head matchups and other statistics are used to break ties. In the next phase of the tournament, teams play in a bracket format but with a twist. The top seed from each group can choose to play either the third or fourth seed from the other group. The second seed plays the remaining team. The lower bracket adheres to a similar format: the fifth seed gets to choose from the seventh or eighth seed. All matchups are a best-of-three in this round. The two winners in the upper bracket then advance to a best-of-five grand finals.
When does The International take place?The International Dota 2 Championship schedule for 2020 has not been announced, but it has traditionally taken place at some point in August. This year, it is scheduled to take place at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
Who won the previous tournament?The 2019 iteration of The International, which wrapped up on August 25th, was won by team OG over team Liquid by a score of 3-1. Team OG, which consists of Anathan Pham from Australia, Topias Taavitsainen from Finland, Johan Sundstein from Denmark, Sebastien Debs from France and Lebanon and Jesse Vainikka from Finland, became the first team in history to win back-to-back titles.
What is The International like?The International is the premier event of live competitive Dota 2 play. The event takes place in a large sports or multi-purpose arena in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans and spectators. With live commentators, player entrances and elaborate special effects, The International has the feel of a major sports event. Players compete in the center of the arena, but the audience can still see all of the action on large video boards.
Which events are similar to The International?If you enjoy live Dota 2, then you might want to check out the ESL One tournament from the Electronic Sports League. It hosts Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and other competitive games. Alternatively, you might also enjoy the League of Legends Championship Series. League of Legends is a hugely popular MOBA-style game with a massive international following.
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