When Valve announced the TI5 schedule, format and prize distribution, they also introduced fans to the new DotaTV beta platform available through Steam. The new platform will become available during the first live TI5 match, on Sunday, July 26th, at 09:00 PDT/18:00 CEST, for the Wildcard Series featuring CDEC and Vega Squadron.
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A unique development for this year’s International will be the launch of the DotaTV beta live streaming platform.
All games will be broadcast in 1080p, at 60 frames per second, and will feature all the information viewers could possibly want, including real-time stats, graphs, match data and more intuitive analytics. The various features will make catching up on games or watching them live very easy and will be available to everyone.
Valve is also bringing back the Newcomer Show – a once-a-day show that is tailor-made for people who are new to Dota 2, with live commentary designed for those who want to learn the basics of the game.
How to watch TI5 on DotaTV
Where to find TI5 on DotaTV
To watch TI5 through the new platform, just go to The International website and click on either “LIVE” or “REPLAYS”.
Answers to common questions regarding TI5 DotaTV
- Valve has not yet released information regarding the process of viewers gaining compendium achievements when watching the matches through DotaTV
- You do not need to have Dota 2 installed in order to watch games on DotaTV
- The stats are fed into the website in real-time, letting you choose which stats to show, including the K/D/A, net worth, etc.
- Viewers do not have any camera control, watching the game as the streamer sees it
- DVR options and features are only available on the replay matches
- In addition to Steam Broadcasting, the entire TI5 tournament will be available live on YouTube, Twitch and through the in-game client
TI5 DotaTV schedule
- July 26 – TI5 Wildcard Series (Broadcast begins at 18:00 CEST; each match will begin after the previous one concludes)
- July 27 – 30 – TI5 Group Stage (Broadcast begins at 18:00 CEST every day; each match will begin after the previous one concludes)
- August 3 – 8 – TI5 Main Event (Broadcast begins at 19:00 CEST; each match will begin after the previous one concludes)
This year, the TI5 Group Stage will be played over four days, with three games being played simultaneously, each viewable on its own stream. The Primary Stream will provide full coverage of Series A games.
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