Valve's Dota 2 will be officially shown to the public for the first time at this month's Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany — the same location that will host the game maker's first Dota 2 tournament featuring a million dollar prize.
"The International" tournament will pit 16 of the world's top Dota teams against each other in a double elimination playoff competition alongside the five-day-long Gamescom show. The winning team will walk away with a cool million bucks. Dota fans who can't attend Gamescom can watch the tournament online in Chinese, German, Russian, and English languages free of charge.
Valve also offers an update on the release of Dota 2, which it says will be available on the PC and Mac "later this year".
Kotaku will be at Gamescom 2011, covering all things Dota 2 and beyond.