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The International 2014 sells out in an hour

Tickets for the 2014 Dota 2 International championship sold out an hour after going on sale at Seattle's Key Arena, Valve confirms to onGamers.

Just a week after Valve officially announced that The International 2014 would be held at Seattle's Key Arena stadium on July 18-21, tickets have sold out for the Dota 2 championships, Valve confirmed to onGamers.

"Tickets were gone roughly one hour after they went on sale", said Valve's Doug Lombardi.

Officials for the Key Arena confirm to onGamers that roughly 10,000 tickets have been sold for the event, including both general admission and VIP tickets. Key Arena could not confirm if another wave of tickets would be put on sale.

Inside Key Arena - what it may look like for The International 2014

Tickets are currently being sold on eBay for upwards of $500 per General Admission ticket. GA tickets originally went on sale for $99, with floor seats for $199, and a VIP package at $499.

Last year the League of Legends Season 3 World Championships sold out the Los Angeles Lakers home Staples Center in similar manner, also selling out in one hour.

As rumored, this year's International event will see a change to how the qualifiers and direct invites will work. There will be 11 teams invited directly as well as four Regional Qualifiers taking place May 12th through the 25th. The winner of each Qualifier will receive an invitation, with the four runner-ups competing in Seattle for the final spot

onGamers previews South East Asia's hopefuls, with previews for North America, Europe, and China coming soon.