The International, Valve's live DOTA 2 championship is happening now at Gamescom. That means that a select group of dedicated gamers are currently vying to be the champion in a game that hasn't yet released.

While no one but the competitors are allowed to play the game just yet, you can watch their hands on at the embedded stream during play hours. And feel free to provide your own commentary.

Here's the schedule.


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