The International 2020: announced the date of the milestone
Valve officially confirmed the dates of The International 2020 on Dota 2. The main stage of the championship will be held from August 18 to 23, 2020. Unfortunately, the company did not specify the dates of the group stage of the tournament and regional .
The official release of Dota 2 was not noticed by many – the game has been in open beta testing for more than a year now. All comers could long ago begin to defend the ancients. Nevertheless, the game didn’t reach the store shelves – Valve distributes “DotA” according to the free-to-play model, that is, you can try yourself in the game for free.
The commercial interest of developers is primarily associated with the functioning of the game market for the sale of various accessories for characters. Occasionally, cosmetic buns fall out at the end of matches for free. More often, players receive chests with hidden treasures, the key to which can be purchased in the Dota 2 store. Decorating characters is a purely personal matter. The purchase of things does not affect the balance in any way, so in general, all the charms of the “pillbox” are available to everyone. Investments do not open up new gameplay opportunities, as implemented, for example, in League of Legends.