The International Dota 2 championships are right around the corner, and fans couldn’t be more pumped. Just like with past events, the International 2019 championships will see the hottest esports athletes from across the world congregate in China for the chance to be crowned king. Here’s all the must-know information about TI9, including dates, times, and where to watch matchups online.
The International 2019 Dota 2 Championships | Dates and times
The main event in the International Dota 2 Championships will take place from Tuesday, August 20 through Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. This follows the group stage which will be held from Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, August 18.
As our readers are likely aware, the TI9 championship is the chance for the world’s best Dota 2 players and teams to go head-to-head in one of the most competitive games in the esports arena.
The bouts will be broken into several time frames, with four best-of-two matches being held every two-and-a-half hours. Fans who want to stay on top of the current matchups and previous winners can find all the information they need through the schedule featured on the Dota 2 website.
The International 2019 Dota 2 Championships | Streams and where to watch
As usual, this year’s Dota 2 Championships will be streamed live through the Dota 2 International Twitch account. For convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below, in the chance that you’ve found your way here after TI9 kicks off.
Twitch isn’t the only option for viewers tuning in at home, though: Players will also be able to watch the International in-game through the Dota 2 client. This functionality extends to those with a Battle Pass, as it’s through the client where players can make predictions and earn bonus Battle Points.
Beyond that, there are tickets available for those who can make it out to China for the event. More information can be found on the Dota 2 International FAQ. Finally, the TI9 organizers have once again partnered with Barcraft United for a 2019 Dota 2 Championships pubstomp, where fans and players can meet up for some real-world fun in various public venues. More information on the pubstomp can be found on the Barcraft United website.
The International Dota 2 Championships are not to be missed by die-hard fans. Be sure to catch the action live when the main event kicks off on Tuesday, August 20. For the rest of your Dota 2 news needs, including highlights of this year’s International championships, stop by Shacknews’ Dota 2 home page.