Dota 2’s biggest tournament will return to Seattle this year | Engadget

For the first time since 2017, The International, dota 2 most prestigious tournament, will take place in Valve’s hometown. The tournament will kick off with a group stage beginning Oct. 14 before moving to Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on Oct. 27, the studio announced Saturday. The Climate Pledge Arena, formerly known as the KeyArena, is the same venue where Valve held The International from 2014 to 2017. It’s also where Dota fans got to see one of the greatest plays in the tournament’s history.

In 2018, Valve moved The International to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena due to the start of multi-year renovations at the KeyArena. In subsequent years, the event made stops in China, Romania, and Singapore. Valve had also planned to bring the tournament to Sweden, but the pandemic forced the studio to cancel The International in 2020. On Saturday, Valve said The International 2023 would host the biggest crowd for the event to date. The studio promised to share more information on how fans can purchase tickets for The International 2023 closer to the event date.

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