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The International 2015: 9 facts about the world’s biggest Dota 2 tournament

Valve’s The International Dota 2 Championship is like the Oscars of the gaming world and the Hunger Games of award ceremonies.

Sixteen of the world’s best eSports teams come together once a year to settle their differences using DotA 2. This year, the event moves to Seattle, Washington State at the Key Arena and it promises to be one of the biggest eSports tournaments ever held.

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Last year’s The International made an appearance on the front page of the New York Times last year for the 2014 championship while the population of a small country tuned in to see the event take place, on international television networks like ESPN. It goes without saying, The International is picking up momentum and followers that aren’t exactly entrenched in the eSports fraternity themselves.

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