The groups are set, the teams and talent are ready, and millions of fans around the world know the long wait is over. After an unsought silence of two years, the ultimate battle will at last commence. Don’t miss a moment of the action as the 18 qualified teams fight to claim the Aegis of Champions and the winner’s share of the $40 million dollar prize. With broadcasts in five languages, an all-new cheering system, and improved Twitch integration, it has never been easier for Dota’s global audience to engage with the year’s crowning event.
How to Watch
The International section of the new DPC website is the place to go for all live streams and spoiler-free replays across the various broadcast languages. As always, matches and replays can be watched in-client as well.
During the Group Stages, multiple games will be in progress at once, so the main stream will feature the Multicast, which follows the most exciting matches of the day. To watch individual games, tune into one of the sub-streams for each language (e.g. dota2ti_2 – dota2ti_5).
When watching a match in-client, and soon via Twitch, simply click on the team logos at the top of the screen to send a cheer for your team. We take all of the cheers from the entire audience and sum them up, then represent them visually on screen as well as with the roar of the crowd. So while we can’t hear you in person, your passion and voices will still have an impact on the event.
If you are a Supporter’s Club member, then your cheers will not only join the roar of the crowd, they will also be represented visually as Bronze/Silver/Gold team logos showing as part of the cheering stream.
New for this year, Dota 2 Tooltips Twitch Extension, to enhance the spectator experience while watching on Twitch:
- Looking to clarify how an ability or item works? Simply mouse over it to see the full in-game tooltip information.
- Complete in-game predictions, the same as in the Dota 2 client. At the beginning of the match, you will be presented with 4 questions to predict the outcome to—get them right and earn Compendium Points to further your progress along the Compendium Reward Line.
- Cheer for your favorite teams by clicking their logos at the top of the screen.
- And finally, we’re also bringing back Twitch Drops—simply watch 1 hour of any of the matches throughout the tournament on Twitch and you will receive a free drop of The International 2021 Lineage Treasure.
Make sure to log into your Twitch account, navigate to the Connections section of Twitch Settings, and bind your Steam ID in order to access these features.