According to Valve, the International 2016 tickets, Dota 2’s world championship, will go on sale this Thursday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, for between $75-$100.
The event returns to Seattle’s KeyArena for the third consecutive year from Monday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Aug. 13. Tickets are being offered in two groupings, a $75 midweek package that allows access to events held Aug. 8 to Aug. 11, which includes the opening ceremony and an all-star event. The $100 Finals ticket grants a seat to the event’s last two days.
Attendees will also collect unique in-game Dota 2 items. To be eligible, the attendance badge must be linked to a Steam account, and the bearer must be in the arena at the time of First Blood in each Dota 2 match, when the loot will be disbursed.
According to Valve, those who only buy the midweek ticket option will still be able to watch the final rounds at an outdoor viewing area on the arena grounds.
Qualifying rounds will be held beginning June 21, with regional qualifiers following June 25.