Valve has announced details for The International Dota 2 Championships 2012. The International was launched last year in Cologne, Germany during Gamescom with 16 of the most elite Dota teams competing in a group stage, double elimination playoff format for a grand prize of $1 million. This year, The International moves to Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA during the PAX Prime event, August 31 – September 2, 2012.
The tournament will again be broadcast in multiple languages, free of charge. Coming to the PC this year, Dota 2 promises to take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made Dota popular with tens of millions of gamers around the world.