Dota 2 announces Dota VR Hub ahead of The International

Dota 2 announces Dota VR Hub ahead of The International
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Popular Steam game Dota 2 has announced a virtual reality Hub for players to watch live matches, replays and streams in VR Theater either alone or with a group of up to 15. 

It's made the announcement ahead of the game's annual International tournament, which takes place next month. In the tournament, 16 teams from around the world are invited to play for a prize pool of currently $1.6m.

Through the newly announced Dota VR Hub, you can actually enter the Dota world yourself to view the life-sized action, and browse through Dota's heroes to see items in full scale.

Users can select the minimap at any point to move directly onto the field of battle, and then use the controllers to teleport around the Dota landscape.

Other features of Dota VR include the ability to change the camera height, hover close overhead near a battle or stand at ground level during a tournament team fight.

You'll need a SteamVR capable headset to jump in, however, and tracked controllers. There are also pretty scpecific computing requirements, too and GPU-wise, you'll need a NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better. For the CPU, you'll need at least an Intel® Core™ i7-3930K processor.

You can install the Hub on Steam and when running the Dota 2 game as normal, a popup will ask to see whether you want to run it on normal mode or from within the Hub.

Any Dota 2 fans? What do you think of the VR Hub?

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