The International 2014 announced

The announcement for this year's International event has been posted on the official Dota 2 blog confirming the rumours that the main event will be taking place in Seattle's KeyArena.

The main event will run from the 18th of July to the 21st with tickets going on sale later this week via Ticketmaster, beginning this Friday April 4th at 3PM PDT.

For those interested in attending, there are three types of tickets available:

- General Admission ($99)

- Floor Seats ($199)

- VIP package ($499) that includes:

  • Access to all 6 days of Playoffs (formerly Group Stage) taking place on July 8th, before the Championships Event
  • Floor Seating
  • Exclusive VIP Meet & Greets
  • Access to the After Party

Every ticket includes access to all four days of the Championships Event at KeyArena.

Also, as rumoured, this year's International event will see a change to how the qualifiers and direct invites will work. There will be 11 teams invited directly as well as four Regional Qualifiers taking place May 12th through the 25th. The winner of each Qualifier will receive an invitation, with the four runner-ups competing in Seattle for the final spot.