One of the main things that they feel is lacking in a gaming event of his scale is the lack of a centralised agency. The lack of a central body means that the schedule for the tournaments, tend to clash, which often results in the finalists of the events playing in more than two finals at the same time.
Valve has already announced their qualifiers for Dota 2 The International. The American and Chinese qualifiers are going to take place between the 25th and the 28th of May, while the South East Asian and the European qualifiers continue between 29th May and 1st June.
According to Segment Next, Valve has announced four separate regions for Dota 2. Each region will have ten teams, divided into groups of five. The round-robin format will be used in the first round. The top two teams from each region move to the next round, where there will be double elimination
Dota 2 has also started a new event at The International from this year. A Dota 2 Short Film Contest, where anyone can send in their entry. For the entry to be considered, it has to be at least a minute long. Winners get a chance to win $20,000 and also be featured at The International main event to be organised n Seattle, this year.
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