We finally hear word from the much anticipated game DOTA 2.

After months of silence, Valve has finally released the new Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer!

The launch of Dota 2 is followed by the first ever Dota 2 championships!

THE INTERNATIONAL Dota 2 Championships

August 17-21 2011


Cologne, Germany

The worlds 16 best dota teams will be competing for the first ever Dota 2 Champions title!

The format, rules & regulations are as follows:

The International
The International features the 16 best Dota teams in the world competing in the Dota 2 Championships through a group stage, double elimination playoff format over the course of Cologne’s five-day trade show.

The tournament will be broadcast in four languages (Chinese, German, Russian, and English) free of charge. The winning team will receive $1 million.

“The International is the first public Dota 2 event and will give the tens of millions of gamers playing Dota around the world their first look at the new game,” said Gabe Newell, president and founder of Valve. “I have had the good fortune to watch the competitors as they prepare for the tournament, and the level of play is extraordinary.”

In addition to the cash prizes awarded by Valve, NVidia is providing all the hardware for the event.

More info can be found on Dota2.com

Valve has also announced that Dota 2 will be available for the PC and Mac later this year (2011).

This is such exciting news!

There will be a live broadcast of all the matches!

Stay tuned. I will be posting the latest on news & updates available.

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