The Dota 2 Website
has preliminary details on International Dota 2
Championships 2012. Here's the accompanying announcement:
Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced details for The International Dota 2 Championships 2012.
The International was launched last year in Cologne, Germany during Gamescom with 16 of the most elite Dota teams competing in a group stage, double elimination playoff format for a grand prize of $1 million. This year, The International moves to Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA during the PAX Prime event, August 31 - September 2, 2012.
The tournament will again be broadcast in multiple languages, free of charge.
Coming to the PC this year, Dota 2 promises to take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made Dota popular with tens of millions of gamers around the world.
For more information on Valve and its games, please visit www.dota2.com