Proving that e-sports can rival more traditional sporting events, DOTA 2 creators and Steam operators Valve have partnered with ESPN to deliver live coverage of this years International DOTA 2 Championship on television.
Taking place inside the KeyArena in Seattle, WA, the International will run from July 18th-22nd and feature a record breaking prize pool of over $10 million. Viewers can watch every match, interview, and analysis on ESPN 3, although the final match will take place on Sunday at 8:30pm Pacific time on ESPN 2 instead; including pre-match analysis, early round highlights, and an exclusive interview with Valve’s Gabe Newell.
If you don’t have cable, you can also tune in on WatchESPN.com, or by using the WatchESPN app on your tablet or smart phone, as well as live streaming through Roku, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.
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