PSA: Dota 2 International Championships finals begin (early) Sunday morning

The International Dota 2 Championships will crown a victor Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. GMT (5 a.m. EDT), broadcast live via the official tournament site. Teams Ehome and Sythe.SG will battle in the loser's bracket for the chance to face team Na'vi for a $1 million first prize. Even "losers" in the International Championships end up winners in our eyes, with second place earning $250,000, third $150,000, and down all the way through eighth place's $25,000. It's just like T-ball, but more lucrative.

August 20, 2011 - The International, the inaugural Dota 2 Championships happening this week at Gamescom, has reached the final stages with three teams left in the hunt for the $1 million first place prize.

The final matches will begin Sunday at 9 am GMT, and broadcast live off

The International featured the 16 best Dota teams in the world competing in the Dota 2 Championships through a group stage, double elimination playoff format over the course of Cologne's five-day trade show.

In addition to the cash prizes awarded by Valve, Nvidia is providing all the hardware for the event plus hardware prizes for the winning team.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.