The second day of the biggest DOTA 2 tournament around, The International, was at a standstill for three hours today, thanks to an intense DDoS attack. The matches have since resumed.
Up until a few minutes ago, not a single round in The International’s second day had been completed.
Various Internet-related issues have plagued The International since it started, but commentators reportedly told the crowd DDoS attacks were responsible for today’s holdup.
Today: DDOS leading to forced forfeit, lag on LAN, meta chaning patch before the most important tournament. #EsportsIsRealSports— Wildhawk (@wildhawklol) August 4, 2015
Unsurprisingly, folks were kind of upset, especially the fans who were waiting in the arena.
Valve has not responded to my request for comment.