DOTA 2 The International preliminaries streaming live now

Monday, 27 August 2012 00:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

DOTA 2’s second major tournament takes place at PAX Prime this coming weekend, but the preliminaries are going down even as we speak.

Valve has put together a terrific, spoiler-free hub page for accessing streams and results, with a boggling amount of gameplay on offer for potential spectators in the form of replays as well as live feeds.

Visit this page and scroll down for in-progress matches; although play is well underway there’s a significant number of matches still to go. You can always use the DOTA 2 Spectator client directly, of course.

The second inaugural DOTA world championship, The International will be settled in a series of best-of-five grand finals with $1 millon on offer to the triumphant team. The final rounds take place at an external venue during PAX Prime in Seattle from August 31-September 2.