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The International Daily Diary, Part 5: Whale Friends

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics. There was also a virtual reality secret shop to be visited and a game of "cornhole" to be played.…

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The International Daily Diary, Part 4: Cake And Chaos

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics. There are also lemon curd cakes to be eaten and fountains be be enjoyed. Here's what happened on day…

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The International Daily Diary, Part 3 – Valve Interview

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics. There are also 25 minute videos of shoes to be filmed and Arnold Palmers to be consumed. Here's what…

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The International Daily Diary: Part 2

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics. There are also bags to be clambered into and DDoS attacks to withstand. Here is what happened on Day…

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Pip’s Daily Diary From The International: Part 1

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics too. There is also beef chilli to be spilled in shoes and explanatory diagrams to show how Fnatic's logo…

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Dota 2: The International Prizes, Newcomer Show

Valve has announced the prize distribution for its annual Dota 2 [official site] championship, The International. Given money is still coming in thanks to the related crowdfunding drive these figures are likely to go up a little more before the event takes place in August. But it means that none of the qualifying teams will be leaving with less than $51,000 in prize money and…

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Dota 2’s TI5 Will Have Biggest Prize Pool In Esports History

The International 5 - Valve's upcoming Dota 2 [official site] tournament - will have the biggest prize pool in eSports history. The sales of the tournament's accompanying digital Compendium have now shoved the total money available for the contest past the $10.9 million record set by last year's International.

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Dota 2 Compendium: Deserts And Wizard Hats

Settle ye down, for 'tis time for some Dota 2 Compendium talk. In case you've missed the now-yearly "You people spent *how much* on a digital sticker book?" articles, the Compendium is Valve's way of sourcing a community contribution towards its annual International Dota tournament prize pool, increasing #engagement and, obv, making money. In return for contributing, players get treasure chests, loading screens, item effects,…

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