Dota 2’s The International will take place in Southeast Asia for the first time

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Valve has confirmed that The International will take place in Singapore this October. | Photo credit should read STR/AFP via Getty Images

Dota 2’s annual tournament, The International, will take place in Singapore this October. While Valve has held The International in the US, Canada, China, Germany, and Romania in the past, this is the first time the global esports competition is heading to a country in Southeast Asia.

Valve teased the upcoming event in a tweet but didn’t offer any additional details besides a location and date. The tournament is known for its very generous rewards, with last’s years winning team getting a piece of the $40 million prize pool. That large sum is crowdfunded by in-game purchases made by the Dota 2 community and has only continued to increase over the years. We don’t know how much is up for grabs at this year’s competition, but we likely…

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