I assume we all know, The International 2 is just around the corner, Valve has started to update more of their tournament page.
Confirmation of Prize Pool
The prize will be the same as last year’s competition.
1st place = $1,000,000USD
Total Prize Pool = $1,600,000USD
Tournament System Confirmed though bracket hasn’t been released yet
Prelims - will determine where teams are placed into the Winner and Loser brackets. The teams are split up into two groups of eight and each team plays the other teams in their group twice for a total of 112 games, 14 per team.
The top four teams in each group advance to the Winner Bracket. The bottom four are placed in the Loser Bracket. If tiebreaker games are necessary, they will be played after all other Prelim games are completed.
The Winner Bracket
All rounds of the Winner Bracket are played as Best of 3 games. The loser in each round is sent down to the Loser Bracket.
The Loser Bracket
Rounds 1 through 4 of the Loser Bracket are played as Best of 1 game. Teams that lose a round here are eliminated from the tournament. The last two rounds of the Loser Bracket are played as Best of 3 games.
The Championship Finals
The last remaining teams from the Winner and Loser Brackets will then face off in a full Best of 5 match to determine the champion of The International.
Click here for full team Bio
Free Spectator Client
Valve announced spectator version of the Dota 2 Client that will be available for all Dota 2 fans.
Check it out here