The International 2012
News for The International 2012
Monday, 3 Sep 2012 at 20:38 – Awesome event! Time to return to reality – Tjernobylbarnet
This weekend was amazing, in all sense of the word. Especially since I really like iG and was sorta rooting for them all the way through the prelims and forwards.
I'm waiting for my connecting flight in Portland, leeching on some free Internet. Time to head back to Sweden and real life again. Thanks for an awesome time everyone!
Shoutouts to GGnet crew, aL crew, jD crew, GirlsOnly, Rakaka crew, the casters, Valve, the teams and basically everyone who attend the event! See you next year.
Monday, 3 Sep 2012 at 08:21 – iG wins two million dollars? – kurtcos
Just heard from Sheever that the Invictus Gaming organisation promised to double their prize money if they won the championship. That's two million USD for iG right now.
Monday, 3 Sep 2012 at 06:55 – Dota growing – sheever
In between game 3 and 4, hoping Na'Vi can take the next game so that they can take the whole thing in game 5. Some good dota coming out here today. And there are soooo many people from PAX getting such a great first impression from Dota2, for the ones that haven't seen the game before. There will definatly be a lot more Dota2 fans after this!
Aug 26 - Aug 28
Aug 29 - Sep 2
The preliminaries will be covered by various casters. Links will be available in this coverage hub once the matches kick off.
The main show will be a live show from Benayora Hall. It can either be viewed from a live stream here or through the game with your chosen commentary and additional spectator features.
About The International 2012
After the incredible impact made by The International 2011, the event was moved from Europe to North America for the next instalment, where it has remained to this day. News of The International 2012 and the event schedule were released in May of that year, with Seattle set to host. Rather than being a stand-alone, TI 2012 would be part of the PAX Prime LAN at Benaroya Hall, with multiple streams broadcasting the event across the world.
Previous winners Na’Vi were among the favourites coming in, and demand for information and news about their star man Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishutin was in demand after the likeable Ukrainian was featured in Free To Play, Valve’s documentary on TI 2011. While he and his team were able to make the finals again, this time they would come up short, losing their title to Chinese organisation Invictus Gaming, and with it the hopes of another million-dollar payday.
The event itself was a sign of the growing power of Chinese DOTA, with five of the top eight representing that nation. TI 2012 event hubs tracked this remarkable change as the previous year had seen just two Chinese sides in the top eight, and the result brought interest in the eastern scene to a new level. The success of TI 2012 solidified the event as an annual occasion for DOTA and eSports fans generally as well, with TI 2013 hotly-anticipated from the last click of 2012’s edition.