While impressive, the true numbers for viewership is actually higher, as the 20 million and 2 million figures do not include views from MTG Europe, CCTV China TV or ESPN, the latter of which hosted Dota 2 events on both ESPN2 and ESPN3.
So, a record-shattering prize pool, a broadcast partnership with ESPN and now more than 2 million concurrent viewers out of 20 million total. Not too shabby, Valve. Not too shabby.
August 29, 2014 - Over 20 million unique online viewers dialed in to catch The 2014 International Dota 2 Championships. The peak concurrent online viewer number for this year's event was well over 2 million, more than doubling last year's peak. For more information on Dota 2 and The International, please visit www.dota2.com