There was a time where the only place we could hope to see a video game tournament on an ESPN network would have been ESPN 8 – “The Ocho,” but no more. Gaming tournaments are getting bigger, especially those coming out of the exploding MOBA scene.
Valve announced this week that The International Dota 2 Championship, which begins later today, will stream on ESPN3. Additionally, an event previewing the final match will appear on ESPN2 on Sunday at 8:30 PM Pacific.
The content will also be viewable through ESPN’s WatchESPN app as well as streaming through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, according to the announcement.
The International runs from July 18 to July 21 and features 16 of the best Dota 2 teams competing for a prize pool of over $10 million, with first place pulling in nearly half of that.