UPDATE: The tournament is now over, to find out who won click here.
The International 4 has been going on for a few days as teams compete to be the Grand Champion of DOTA 2. The prize pool is worth over $10 million, and the ultimate winning team will walk away with over $5 million. The final match begins at 12pm Pacific time today, but coverage has already begun and you can watch it live right here.
If you are new to the DOTA 2 tournament scene then check out this stream, it is specifically tailored for new players:
If you are already a seasoned pro at the game, then the official stream is here:
The International 4 is the overall DOTA 2 chapionship, sponsored by Valve. The prize pool is the biggest in eSports history at over $10 million. With the top team taking around 50% of the entire pool, the five person team will take home over $5 million making it possible for each player to become a millionaire later today.
16 teams began the competition and have slowly been eliminated over the last two weeks. The two teams who will be competing are Newbee and Vici Gaming. Both teams are from China, a country whose players had been dominating the DOTA 2 tournament scene until very recently. One of those defeats was last year by The International 3 champions, Alliance who were eliminated early this year taking 11th place.
Matches up until now have all been “best of three”, but the Grand Finals will be “best of five”. The winning team will need to pull off three vistories to secure the prize, and become the world champions.
This tournament has become a huge boost for eSports as a whole, largely thanks to the massive prize pool on offer. ESPN is even covering the event, and you will likely be able to watch the final match streamed on their website.