Earlier this year Valve announced that they would be expanding their range of Dota 2 tournaments from the once-a-year International fiestas to a series of marquee tournaments. The first of those is kicking off in November, making an already stacked month even more frenetic.
In a post on the official Dota 2 blog, Valve has announced the Frankfurt Major will be a six-day long affair, starting on November 16. Tickets for the finals will go on sale from 7:00 AM Monday morning and will be sold in two batches for a staggering 50 euros.
There's a good reason to attend if you're a Dota 2 fan though: the prize pool is a staggering US$3 million, meaning that it will probably be the highest quality play you'll see for the rest of the year. And if you just want to watch the earlier stages of play, spectator tickets for those are entirely free.
The game itself is due for an update as well, with the developers saying an UI patch will be released in the coming weeks. The 6.85 balance patch will be due out in a day or so, and the first Dota 2 longform comic — promised to be "much bigger than our previous comics" — is in the pipeline too.