Important Message for all IncGamers Readers!

From 26 May this site is no longer being updated. Why? Because we have a new home for PC gaming goodness.

The IncGamers team bas now moved to PCInvasion.com which is all shiny and new.

If you have an IncGamers.com site account it will be active on the new site. Head there now for our welcome post.

Note: All IncGamers content will remain live on this site but the main page will change shortly.

DOTA 2’s The International 4 will be broadcast on ESPN

17 Jul 2014 by Peter Parrish
DOTA 2’s The International 4 will be broadcast on ESPN
The International final logo

$5 million USD up for grabs, folks.

In “ is getting taken pretty seriously by the outside world” news, Valve has announced that will be broadcast live through 3. Okay, yes, it’s not the super duper main channel, but that’s still a major US sports network looking at a videogame tournament and saying “yes, that’s something we want to screen live.”

This year’s International DOTA 2 tournament will take place in Seattle’s KeyArena from 18 July through 22 July.

As well as live coverage on ESPN3, there will apparently be a special preview show prior to the event’s final on ESPN2. That’ll air on Sunday at 8.30pm (Pacific Time, obv) and feature highlights of previous matches, interviews with some of the players and an appearance by Valve’s cuddly overlord, Gabe Newell.

If, like me, you don’t have the right type of cable/internet package to be able to watch ESPN3, or you live outside the US like quite a lot of people do, the whole shebang will still be available for viewing through Valve’s own International site.

“From the success of the Compendium to the collaboration with ESPN, this year’s International really demonstrates how much competitive gaming has grown to rival traditional sports,”said Valve’s Erik Johnson to a nearby employee, who transcribed it to the press release I got this quote from.

Related to this story
Register an IncGamers account to post comments or use Disqus.
You can also post via a social network.