There will be a newbie-friendly stream for Dota 2’s International tournament

For those who don’t know a BKB from a CS

The 2014 website for The International Dota 2 Championships is now live, and with it comes some great new information. The best of which is that there will be a specific stream for players brand new to the esport. This stream will be dedicated to explanations of the plethora of jargon that surrounds the game. The casters for this stream have quite the challenge ahead of them, as explaining the incredible depth of a game like Dota 2 during a fast-paced match is anything but easy.

Other new features include a spoiler-free DVR broadcast and an International Multicast, which will consolidate all the exciting and interesting things happening in the various games all at once. They’ve also announced the catalog for the Secret Shop merchandise available live at the tournament (warning: large PDF). I’m really hoping my friend can pick up that Doom figurine for me while he’s there…

Feel free to peruse the website to get a handle on the news, teams, and schedule for the upcoming tournament. And remember, if you’re a Dota 2 compendium owner, be sure to make your predictions soon!

Patrick Hancock
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