The International – tickets for Valve’s Dota 2 championships go on sale next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 3 May 2013 16:59 GMT

Tickets for The International, Valve’s Dota 2 championships, will go on sale next week.

The event takes place in Seattle on August 7 and 16 teams will be invited to compete.

Three positions will be decided by a pair of qualifiers: West on May 13-19 and East on May 20-26.

Two winners will earn a seed, and two runner-ups will compete for the final place with the other 12 positions seeded through other means.

Previous prize pools amounted to $1 million, but the monetary amount has yet to be announced for 2013.

Tickets will go on sale May 7.

You can look over a list of teams through the the link.

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