Last night, the tickets for the Dota 2 International 2013 sold out in two short hours, leaving many fans disappointed. However, tickets have begun to show up on the Steam Marketplace: if you’re prepared to pay over the odds.
While the tickets have now vanished, they were listed for as much as £180.
It was inevitable that getting your hands on a ticket would be a tough feat. Benaroya Hall holds roughly 2,500 seats, and there are roughly three million people playing Dota 2. So, like any other high-demand ticket sale, we can probably expect touts.
What’s unexpected is how the Steam Marketplace is being used to fleece Dota fans, or that the tickets themselves can be traded.
Valve haven’t yet commented on that fact that the tickets can be swapped between players, but Cyborgmatt gave this statement as to how the ticket sales were handled: