Valve officially unveiled an official website for the massive Dota 2 tournament, The International on Monday. The company announced the website in an official blog post today and those who are curious can find out all kinds of information about the Dota 2 Championships. In addition to the official website, Valve also launched the beta of DotaTV’s Live Streaming, which will broadcast games at 1080p/ 60fps and will “feature real-time stats, graphs and match data.”
The live stream seems to be a nod to people who love to take a deep dive into the tournament, the same way baseball fans have been able to do with the launch of expanded statistics this season. It would also make sense that such intense graphics could be a nice tool for eSports gamers who are looking to get into the tournament themselves someday and want to be able to see how the best of the best do it.
The new Watch section contains a rather large selection of the most-viewed Dota matches that are being streamed on Steam Broadcasting. You’ll also be able to view the full broadcast for The International on that particular section of the site. It makes sense that Valve is making sure the tournament can get in front of as many eyes as possible. Dota 2 is a popular game all on its own but this year, the prize pool has actually surpassed more than $16.5 million. The tournament is back at the KeyArena and will take place August 3 to August 8.