The number of tournaments that a MOBA like Dota 2 sports is high enough for any aspiring team to have a shot at the bigger platforms. In fact, the eSports industry, with the kind of growth that it has right now, the platforms just keep increasing. Among all these new leagues and tournaments, some of the more prestigious ones have more of a global effect. The International 6 for Dota 2 is going to kick off in the very near future.
The official dates for the most anticipated Dota 2 tournament, have been released. It will begin on the 8th of August 2016 and go on till the 13th of August 2016. The location of the tournament is the same as before, KeyArena in Seattle.
Teams looking to grab their spots at The International 6 should know that the qualifiers begin right after the Manila Major ends. The open qualifiers will start on the 21st of June and the regional ones will commence on the 25th of the same month.
To go with the dates, Valve has also announced the tickets prices for audience that wish to be there live. TI6 will cost $75 for the first four days, while the last two will cost $100. This brings the total cost to attend all the tournament’s days to $175. Seems reasonable.
The tickets will become available for sale from the 7th of April 2016 on Ticketmaster.com.
This year, for some reason, Valve has decided to drop out VIP tickets.
“We will be dropping unique in-game items to audience members inside of the arena. At First Blood in each individual game, 500 exclusive Attendee Treasures will drop, each containing visually-unique versions of this year’s Secret Shop Immortals. To be eligible, you must have a badge linked to a Steam account and be in the arena when First Blood occurs.”
The bonus that they’ve set up for the live audience pretty much compensates for the lack of VIP tickets. More than that however, we can’t wait to find out which teams get through the qualifiers.