The Dota 2 International, Powered By The GeForce GTX 1080

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs and NVIDIA G-SYNC displays deliver the fastest, smoothest, and most responsive gaming experiences possible, and it’s for this reason eSports tournaments around the world use our GPUs and monitors for their high-stake events.

The biggest event of all, each and every year, is the Dota 2 International, with an eight-figure prize pool, 20 million-plus viewers, and TV syndication on ESPN. This year, the prize pool is over $20 million, and the fans watching want the winners to be decided by skill, not latency, hitching or stuttering that leads to missclicks at game-changing moments. To ensure this doesn’t occur, the 2016 International will be powered by the world’s fastest graphics card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, and rendered on the world’s first 180Hz NVIDIA G-SYNC monitor, the ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q.

This unbeatable pairing will give the pro-gamers battling it out from August 8th to August 13th the definitive experience, running at the highest framerates with minimal latency, the fastest response times, the smoothest, clearest display, completely free of ghosting, and without screen tearing, stutters and pauses that could cost them matches.

As Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, captain of Team Secret attests, “To compete at the highest level, you need the best equipment when you train and play. The performance of GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs combined with G-SYNC’s ability to eliminate tearing and stutter, without adding latency, are crucial advancements in gaming technology.”

Team Secret has been practicing and playing Dota 2 matches on GeForce GTX GPUs and G-SYNC monitors for the past two years, claiming numerous wins and high-ranking results. “In eSports our playing field is a computer system, and NVIDIA is my home field advantage” said Ivanov. “When I see NVIDIA GeForce systems in a tournament I know the equipment is second to none and will just work. It allows me to remove those worries from my mind and lets me focus on winning.”

If you’re tuning into The International, be sure to cheer on Team Secret and the other teams through – doing so gives you a chance to win a GeForce GTX 1080, the official graphics card of The International.