Mark your calendars


The highly anticipated Dota 2 tournament, The International, is set to make its triumphant return to Seattle this October. With an electric atmosphere and the world’s best Dota teams vying for the prestigious Aegis of Champions, this year’s event promises to be the grandest spectacle in its history. Fans and players alike are eagerly awaiting the battles that will unfold within the iconic walls of the newly renovated Climate Pledge Arena, which is ready to welcome the largest audience the tournament has ever seen.

Excitement is building as the countdown begins, and the tournament organisers have some thrilling surprises in store for us this year. The action-packed event will kick off with the group stage on Saturday, October 14th, where teams will clash in intense battles to secure their place in the playoffs. This year, both the group stage and the playoffs will operate under the banner of “The Road to the International,” a new format that aims to create an unforgettable journey for both players and spectators. We can expect intense competition, mind-boggling plays, and heart-stopping moments as teams fight tooth and nail for a chance at the ultimate glory.


What we know so far: dates, schedule and format


While details of “The Road to the International” are still under wraps, rumours suggest that it will incorporate innovative features and immersive experiences for viewers, making it a must-watch event for both seasoned fans and newcomers to the Dota 2 scene. Stay tuned as we bring you exclusive updates on this exciting new addition to The International 2023.

As the group stage concludes, the anticipation will reach its peak as the playoffs commence. The battles will intensify, and the stakes will be higher than ever as the top teams face off in a do-or-die showdown. The playoff matches are expected to be nothing short of epic, with rivalries reignited and underdog stories written in the annals of Dota 2 history.

Finally, on Friday, October 27th, the curtain will rise on the main event of The International 2023. The world will watch in awe as the best Dota 2 teams in the world clash in a thrilling display of skill, strategy, and teamwork. The three-day event will culminate on Sunday, October 29th, as the remaining teams battle it out in the grand finals for the chance to claim the illustrious Aegis of Champions and etch their names into Dota 2 immortality.

More than a tournament


The International has always been more than just a tournament. It’s a celebration of the Dota 2 community, an opportunity for fans from all corners of the globe to come together and share their passion for the game. With the return to Seattle and the grandeur of the Climate Pledge Arena, this year’s event promises to be an unforgettable experience for players, spectators, and esports enthusiasts alike.

So mark your calendars, clear your schedules, and prepare for the clash of titans at The International 2023. Stay tuned as we unveil more details about “The Road to the International” and the exciting surprises that await us in this epic tournament. The battle for glory is about to begin, and the Dota 2 world will never be the same again.