Dota 2 The International 2017 main event dates revealed

Valve has announced the official dates of the Dota 2 International 2017 main event and confirmed that it will return to KeyArena in Seattle. The main event will run from Monday, August 7 – Saturday, August 12.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 4 at 10AM PST and 10PM PST on Ticketmaster. Midweek Tickets will be available for $100, which offer access to the August 7-10 days of the event. Finals Tickets will cost $200 and offer access to the final two days of the event, August 11-12. Ticket sales will be limited to five per household. There will be no VIP ticket option this year.

The International 2016 was hosted at KeyArena. (Valve)
The International 2016 was hosted at KeyArena. (Valve)

Earlier this month Valve indirectly revealed that The International would return to Seattle this year. Prior to that, executives Gabe Newell and Eric Johnson had said that the event may be moved to a location outside of the United States this year, given the proposed visa restrictions.

The International 2017 open qualifiers will run June 22-25, with the regional qualifiers taking place from June 26-29.