Valve sells out 10,000 tickets for Dota 2 championship event in an hour Preview

Valve has sold all of about 10,000 tickets for its 2014 Dota 2 International Championship, the company has confirmed.

“Tickets were gone roughly one hour after they went on sale”, Valve’s Doug Lombardi told Rod “Slasher” Breslau at GameSpot sister site onGamers.

Tickets are already popping up on eBay for as much as $ 500. Key Arena could not confirm if another wave of tickets would be put on sale.

The four-day event will take place starting July 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle. Tickets went on sale Friday April 4 at 15:00 PT, with a four-day ticket going for $ 99, floor seating $ 199, and $ 499 for a VIP ticket.

11 teams will compete in the tournament this year, with four regional qualifiers taking place from May 12 through May 25. Alongside the invited teams, the winner of each regional qualifier will secure a guaranteed place in the finals, and the four runners-up will compete for the final slot in the tournament. Last year, the total prize pool was $ 2.8 million.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.

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