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Dota 2: The International returns for a third year

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Apr 25, 2013 4:30PM PDT

"The International" is returning yet another year. Valve's annual Dota 2 tournament will be held in Seattle on August 7th, a few weeks before PAX Prime.

No prize pool has been announced on Dota 2's official website, but the winning team at last year's tourney took home $1 million.

So far, the only invited team is last year's winner: Invictus Gaming. Three teams will be invited based on East and West qualifying brackets, beginning May 13th. To brush up on your Dota skills, you could check out these guides. But, we have a feeling it might be a bit too late to get really competitive. Good luck.