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Watch Dota 2 - The International Main Event Day One Here

Dota 2 - the International 2016 Main Event begins today and lasts until August 13. The doors to KeyArena in Seattle will open at 9:00 a.m. PDT today to welcome attending fans. The record prize pool has surpassed $20 million! Watch the Twitch stream with us here at Shacknews. 

You can also watch the entire tournament live through Steam Broadcasting, YouTube, Twitch, or WatchESPN. Get real-time stats, graphs, and Steam chat as part of the DotaTV Live Streaming experience. HTC Vive owners will have an opportunity to spectate The International in virtual reality using the recently released Dota VR Hub. Folks with a Vive head mounted display will have the option of viewing a big screen alongside their friends in a virtual space as well as an opportunity to be thrust into to action with the choice of various points of view. 

The broadcast stream will go live with The International Opening Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. PDT, to be followed by top-seeded OG’s best-of-three Upper Bracket series against MVP Phoenix. Next up, DC will take on Wings in the other best-of-three UB Quarterfinals series of the day. The losing teams will drop into the Lower Bracket to play again on Tuesday, while the winners will earn a day of rest before playing their Upper Bracket Semifinals matchups on Wednesday.


While all four of Monday’s Upper Bracket teams have some breathing room, the Lower Bracket teams face much harsher prospects in the games that follow. TNC vs VGR; Secret vs LGD; Fnatic vs Escape; Na’Vi vs Liquid. Half of these teams will play only a single match on the Main Stage of The International 2016. Facing off in best-of-one matchups, these teams are playing for their tournament lives. Stay tuned after the conclusion of the Upper Bracket matches to see which Lower Bracket teams can keep their hopes alive.

DAY ONE SCHEDULE (Each match will begin after the previous one concludes)

Learn more about the teams on the official website of Dota 2 - The International 2016.

This is going to be an epic week of games. The winners stand to walk away with over $8 million. 25% of all Battle Pass sales go directly to The International 2016 prize pool. You still have time to pile more cash on top of the record setting $20 million prize pool by buying a Battle Pass.

Who do you think is going to take first place? Let us know in the comments and be sure to watch the best Dota 2 players in the world battle it out here with us at Shacknews.

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