The International 2 Reports 400,000 Viewers on Day One

CheeseMan42 - September 2, 2012 09:41AM in Gaming

Valve is currently hosting The International 2 at Pax Prime in Seattle, Washington. The International 2 is a Dota 2 tournament with a $1 million prize going to the first place team. On the first day of the tournament, Valve reported that there were as many as 400,000 simultaneous viewers in addition to the thousands in attendance at the event. At the end of day two, defending champions Na'Vi fought their way to the winner bracket finals against LGD Gaming, which hasn't dropped a game yet in the tournament. In addition to being the defending champs, Na'Vi is the lone non-Chinese team left in the tournament. The matches are about to start up as I am writing this and can be seen on the official website with English, Chinese, and Russian video streams. I have been watching it on and off throughout the weekend and even though I started out having no clue what was going on, I have been picking up a lot as the weekend has gone on.