DOTA 2 The International preliminaries streaming live now

By Brenna Hillier
27 August 2012 00:22 GMT

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.

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