ESPN Broadcasting International Gaming Tournament

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Competitive gamers keep gaining more recognition as a sport as their popularity grows.

Beginning Friday, fans can watch the championships for The International, the global tournament for Dota 2… on ESPN. Hey, it is the slowest month in sports…

Regardless of the circumstances, this is an exciting time for all gamers who can now tune in to the biggest gaming tournament on the planet.

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If you have an internet subscription, you can access the Dota 2 streams on ESPN 3 via the WatchESPN platform on an internet browser; the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles; or the Apple TV, Amazon Kindle Fire TV, Chromecast, or Roku streaming boxes.

In addition, a preview of the tournament’s final round will be broadcast on ESPN 2 at 8:30 PM PST this Sunday. You can watch this on TV, or through WatchESPN if you have a cable TV subscription. This preview will feature “highlights from the games, expert analysis, plus interviews with the players and Valve’s Gabe Newell,” according to a press release.

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Aside from hosting a Major League Gaming tournament at X Games Austin this summer, this is the first time ESPN has collaborated to bring a gaming tournament to a national broadcast.

Qualifiers have been going on for more than a week. The grand prize is reported to be between $10 and $11 million.

Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports. 

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