It Took 10 Minutes for Dota 2's International Tickets to Sell Out
Update: Tickets are completely gone, unless you head to places like eBay.
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Update: The second wave of tickets--equal in size to the first--went on sale overnight and was gone even more quickly. By 10:04 PM Pacific, all tickets to The International were sold out, meaning it took a total of just 10 minutes for all 2015 International tickets to be sold. Unfortunately, we're already seeing some people resell their tickets on eBay, though it remains to be seen if Valve will do anything to prevent this from happening.
Original Story: If you're the sort of person who takes six minutes to blink, you may have just missed your chance at the first wave of tickets for The International, Dota 2's wildly popular championship tournament.
After going on sale today at 10 AM Pacific, the first half of the tickets that will be available for the event were gone by 10:06, Valve has announced. Last year, it took an hour for all of the 10,000 tickets available to be gone.
The second--and final--wave of tickets for this year's tournament will go on sale later today, at 10 PM Pacific. You can place an order (or at least try) on Ticketmaster's website.
There are no assigned seats, and all tickets are available for the same price of $99. Buyers are limited to five per household, a limit that carries across waves.
This year's International takes place August 3-8 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, the city that's hosted the last three tournaments. Last year, the prize pool eclipsed a whopping $10 million.