Dota 2 The International drew 1 million concurrent users

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 01:31 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Valve came very close to the world record for eSports livestream viewership during the third annual International this weekend.

The company announced that the grand final drew 1 million concurrent viewers, tuning in via Valve’s in-client streaming service, Gamefly, and Twitch.

Gamespot reports the all time concurrent viewership record for an eSports events is League of Legends’ 1.1 million during the Series 2 Championship final.

The International is Valve’s own Dota 2 world championship series, which this year culminated in finals held in Seattle this weekend.

Swedish team Alliance took home top honours, and incidentally $1.43 million, thanks to an enormous prize pool partially funded by sales of the Dota 2 compendium.