The International Dota 2 Championship returns to Seattle’s KeyArena from Monday, August 7th through Saturday, August 12th, once again gathering the world’s top Dota teams together to vie for the Aegis of Champions.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 4th at 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM PDT, with two ticket types available. The Midweek ticket—available for $100—will grant attendance to the first four days of the event, August 7th – 10th. The Finals ticket—available for $200—will grant access to the last two days, August 11th and 12th.
Fans with only the Midweek ticket are welcome to watch the final two days from a free outdoor viewing area on the KeyArena grounds.
Check out the Ticketing FAQ here for more information.
Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.com. We recommend that you prepare your Ticketmaster account and log in before tickets go on sale to help ensure a smooth purchasing experience. If you are unsure when tickets will go on sale in your time zone, please use this time zone converter.
- Seattle: April 4th at 10AM and 10PM
- Rio de Janeiro: April 4th at 2PM and April 5th at 2AM
- London: April 4th at 6PM and April 5th at 6AM
- Berlin: April 4th at 7PM and April 5th at 7AM
- Moscow: April 4th at 8PM and April 5th at 8AM
- Beijing: April 5th at 1AM and 1PM
- Singapore: April 5th at 1AM and 1PM
- Seoul: April 5th at 2AM and 2PM
- Sydney: April 5th at 3AM and 3PM
The International Qualifiers will be held after completion of The Kiev Major. Aspiring challengers will battle through the Open Qualifiers June 22nd – 25th, and the Regional Qualifiers will then follow on June 26th – 29th to determine the final contenders.
Today the Juggernaut receives a new ‘Origins’ style for his Bladeform Legacy Arcana. Score ten kills with Omnislash to unlock this second form. With a new gem counter and overhead effect that track your total Omnislash kills, you can watch your tally increase in each battle as the Juggernaut’s mask burns with the energy of the fallen.
This update includes the release of Player Cards for The Kiev Major. Head into the Compendium section of your Battle Pass to unwrap your cards and start planning Fantasy Challenge rosters. You can also add Player Cards to your Dota 2 profile to show off your favorites.
Today, the mask is unveiled. Juggernaut’s Arcana is now available. Featuring a custom Dragon Spirit ancestor and all-new animations and effects, the Bladeform Legacy marks a new chapter for the wandering warrior from the Isle of Masks.
In patch news, this release includes a new Captains Mode interface, a redesigned model for Jakiro, the 7.03 gameplay update, and various improvements to game performance. Head over to The Bladeform Legacy Update page for more information on all of the changes.
To celebrate today’s update, this weekend’s Battle Cup is free to all players. You don’t need an entry ticket or a Battle Pass—just party up and join the queue by your local start time to answer the call to glory.
Announcing the Cosplay Competition at The International, featuring a $15,000 prize pool up for grabs during the Main Event of the year’s premier Dota 2 tournament.
We invite all dedicated cosplayers to craft their best Dota-themed costumes and make the journey to Seattle in August for the Main Event of The International. Contestants do not need to be event ticket holders—all cosplayers who register to participate will be admitted to a Prejudging Phase near the event venue. The Performance Finals will then take place on the Main Event stage to determine who will walk away with the winner’s share of the cash prize.
Regardless of placement in the competition, all registered cosplayers who meet entry requirements will also receive this year’s Dota 2 Cosplay Crest upon appearing in cosplay during the Prejudging Phase of the competition.
As with last year, the 2017 Cosplay Competition will be administered by PGL. Please visit PGL’s sign-up page to register for more information.
Winter Treasure III is now available, featuring new item sets for Gyrocopter, Weaver, Nyx Assassin, Windranger, Razor, Naga Siren, and Chen, as well as the chance to unlock a Very Rare Rubick set or Extremely Rare Dragon Knight set.
Additionally, today’s release makes a change to the item slots used by Chen’s mounts. Instead of slots for both a mount and the mount’s armor, Chen will now have a single item slot for his mount, and any armor will be included in the mount’s model. To fit the hero’s new item slot requirements, older Chen mounts will be converted from two separate items into one item. This should allow for the release of higher quality Chen mounts in the future.
Today’s update also includes adjustments to the visual mechanics of TP Scrolls, the return of the hero inspection panel, and an experimental change to matchmaking that will run over the course of this weekend. For more details on all of the changes in this update, you can find the changelog here.
The next Dota 2 Major Championship is just over the horizon, and we are pleased to announce which teams will be invited to Kiev in April for a chance to claim the Mystic Staff trophy and stand triumphant in the vanguard of Dota’s elite.
Eight teams have earned direct invites to The Kiev Major, and starting at 7AM PST, these top squads will be revealed one at a time every five minutes inside the Battle Pass Compendium. Head over to the Compendium section for the countdown timer.
The final eight teams will be determined in the crucible of the Qualifiers. While China and SEA each retain two Qualifier slots as in the past, the European Qualifiers have been split into EU and CIS Qualifiers, and the Americas Qualifiers have similarly changed to NA and SA Qualifiers, with one tournament spot up for grabs in each eligible region.
Open Qualifiers for The Kiev Major will be held on March 6 – 9, and the Regional Qualifiers will follow on March 10 – 13. Once the dust has settled, the winning eight teams will have earned the right to face off against the direct invites at The Kiev Major on April 27 – April 30 at the National Palace of Arts Ukraine. We look forward to seeing them there.