You can watch the Dota 2: The International 2016 action unfold at home using a VR headset

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 28 July 2016 14:47 GMT

Those sitting at home instead of traveling to Valve’s Dota 2: The International 2016 can watch everything unfold in an interesting manner.


The latest Compendium update went live yesterday, and with it came the Dota VR Hub.

Viewers will be able to use their VR headset to watch live matches or replays in Dota VR Theater, and even “jump through the minimap into the game itself.”

Dota VR Theater provides the viewer with either a bird’s-eye view of the proceedings or the ability to “stand on the ground” ground to watch the tournament at full scale.

To learn more about this feature, head over to the Compendium Update page and the VR Hub FAQ.

If you head through the Compendium Update link above, you will also find information pertaining to the Fantasy Challenge as well as the
Wildcard, Group Stage and Main Event schedule.

The prize pool for Dota 2: The International 2016 currently stands at $18,799,493 up from the already huge pool of $18,477,010 reported yesterday.

Last year’s purse broke records with its $18.4 million prize pool, becoming the largest in eSports history. The tournament has once again broken the record.

Dota 2: The International 2016 runs August 8-13.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.