It’s that time of year again!
The Group Stages have just begun, and the Main Event begins Monday 7 August; the prize pool this year stands at over $20,000,000, with the winner taking home around half of that. This is also the first International since the 7.0 patch.
For anyone new to DotA 2 there’s a newcomer stream to teach you basics of the game as you watch. Rather than the Caster-based newcomer stream of the 2014 International this one is the same as the main stream but with an overlay that displays some helpful information, so you get the same yelling at big stuff as everyone else but with some fun tutorials!
Links for watching:
Main stream hub
DotA 2 Newcomer stream - Normal stream with an informative overlay
shaneomad’s Newcomer Stream - for people who prefer someone explanation through spoken commentary
For anyone who is unfamiliar to DotA watch this youtube playlist!
Also for anyone with questions feel free to ask in this thread if you’re not sure. I’m sure someone with experience will be happy to help you.
Monday 7th August Main Event Schedule:
-Upper Bracket, Best of 3-
Team Liquid vs Invictus Gaming
Evil Geniuses vs Newbee
-Lower Bracket, Single Elimination-
Team Secret vs Execration
Cloud9 vs Team Empire
OG vs Infamous
iG.Vitality vs Digital Chaos