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Dota 2 The International drew 1 million concurrent users

Wednesday, 14th 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.

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  1. taylorlauder

    To tell you the truth. TI3 for DOTA 2 is the best e-sports event I’ve ever seen.

    Makers of LoL, Blizzard and other companies should take a note from Valve.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Hirad

    I never played this game

    #2 12 months ago
  3. Tr0n

    #1 Yup, pretty much.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. backup

    Not made by Valve just stole from Blizzard

    Valve most evil corporation ever more than Mshit

    #4 12 months ago
  5. RoyBrown

    @4

    So blizzard sat on a franchise and did nothing with it…

    Doing the same thing MS did with Banjo Kazooie, sit on a great franchise and never release it.

    Valve made a great game, and released it for free and millions enjoy it.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. backup

    @5
    by u r failed logic Valve just sitting on half life 3

    and other developers should develop HL3 hell yeah

    #6 12 months ago
  7. McLovin85

    @4
    Game was a mod made by someone from the community. Yes the game was Warcraft 3 but the mod was totally made outside of Blizzard’s operations.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. backup

    @7
    they did same with CS

    #8 12 months ago
  9. dymax

    @4
    Dota 2 is a sequel/remake of a Warcraft 3 mod, a mod that is not owned by Blizzard. The creator of the map (EUL) and the guy who is currently in charge of the mod (Icefrog) both work for Valve.

    #9 12 months ago
  10. dymax

    @8

    Valve has a history of hiring talented modders and turning their mods into full releases. Valve hired the people behind the CS mod, the TF mod, and L4D mod and turned them into full games. Giving people jobs, how evil.

    #10 12 months ago
  11. sebastien rivas

    @4

    please give us more insight why you know or see Valve as Evil corp.
    It is always interesting to know.

    Should they dev HL3, yes I am all up for it….

    #11 12 months ago