Dota 2′s Spectator Mode Is Available on Steam, Watch Games Without The Game
Valve has created an add-on spectator mode for Dota 2, and it comes just in time for The International. The mode will allow players without Dota 2 to spectate the games, where Valve can then offer a timeline view and space for online advertising.
The spectator mode will be used mainly for The International, which takes place on 31 August to 1 September. The prize pool for the event is massive, where the winner will walk away with $1mil for themselves.
Dota 2′s free and baseless spectator mode will allow you to watch live games as well as recorded matches, where there’s an option to rate various games too. It’s a step forward for competitive gaming and streaming, as it’s easy for the watcher.
And just when you thought Black Ops II supporting shoutcasting was a great idea.
To get your hands on the Steam add-on for Dota 2 spectating, click this link — but make sure that Steam is open. The spectator client will download. No fuss, no obligation.
Also, if you’re interested to try the client, the South African MWEB Dota 2 Cup comes to an end this weekend. Perhaps it’s the perfect time to test it. The finals will take place on Sunday evening at 19H00. The MWEB Dota 2 Cup is the largest Dota 2 tournament hosted in South Africa, so far, with 29 teams.