The Dota 2 International pulls in 2 million concurrent views

The Dota 2 world tournament, The International, drew a digital crowd of more than 20 million people, Valve has revealed. Of the 20 million, 2 million watched The International 2014 at the same time, meaning the peak number of concurrent users was more than triple the population of the city where the tournament was held, Seattle.

While impressive, the true numbers for viewership is actually higher, as the 20 million and 2 million figures do not include views from MTG Europe, CCTV China TV or ESPN, the latter of which hosted Dota 2 events on both ESPN2 and ESPN3.

So, a record-shattering prize pool, a broadcast partnership with ESPN and now more than 2 million concurrent viewers out of 20 million total. Not too shabby, Valve. Not too shabby.
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August 29, 2014 - Over 20 million unique online viewers dialed in to catch The 2014 International Dota 2 Championships. The peak concurrent online viewer number for this year's event was well over 2 million, more than doubling last year's peak. For more information on Dota 2 and The International, please visit

This article was originally published on Joystiq.