Dota 2 Tournaments is a multiplayer online battle arena video game and the stand-alone sequel to the Defense of the Ancients (DotA) mod. The game was released on July 9, 2013, for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux…
Details Regarding Dota 2 Tournaments: The International
Dota 2, from Valve Corporation, is a FREE-TO-PLAY multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) style of game designed for Windows and OS X. In Dota 2 Tournaments, two teams of five players face off in an attempt to destroy the other team’s Ancient Fortress. The unique twist on this type of game is that it is played in an online multiplayer environment. As such, each player must choose a unique character (known as a “Hero”) to play, with his or her own unique abilities and talents. Players will be able to make their way through the various levels gaining experience for killing foes and earning gold which can be used to purchase equipment.
As of this post, the current tournament began on May 28 and is still underway. The Dota 2 tournaments has a prize pool of $2.8 million dollars, with the winning team taking home over $1.4 million in winnings. The tournament is being hosted by Valve, the company responsible for creating both Dota 2 and Steam. The Dota 2 tournaments will be broadcast on Twitch. Tv, the streaming video platform owned by YouTube, and ESPN3.
What is Dota 2 first of all?
Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game which is developed and published by Valve Corporation. The game holds the number two spot in terms of prize money payouts, but it’s almost out of reach from League. If we look at 2016 payouts, LoL won more than four times what Dota 2 did. However, Dota 2 has always been an incredibly popular game with fans. So far, the International Compendium for this year has sold 1 million copies in just 12 hours!
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Few Facts related to DotA 2 Tournaments:-
- It’s true that Dota 2 released some serious prize money up for grabs in 2016 (The International 2016), and it had the most prize money payouts ever recorded in esports history with over $20,000,000. However, League of Legends is still dominating this chart along with Starcraft II.
- It’s worth mentioning that Valve Corporation recently decided to opt for a different approach when it comes to esports – this approach is known as “Dota 2 Reborn”. The game was re-released in September 2016 with changes that affected the competitive scene. These changes were announced during a live event called “The International,” where Valve Corporation would focus on adding new features to the game instead of releasing new patches along with Prize Money payouts.
- The International is the biggest tournament held for Dota 2 tournaments, which had its prize pool raised solely by crowdfunding in 2015 when Valve Corporation handed out more than $18 million to its participants. The International 2017’s prize pool is currently at over $22 million, and this number will only continue to rise in the coming days.
- This is a good approach taken by Valve Corporation to support its players and the community around Dota 2. League of Legends certainly needs to take note of this example and improve their relationship with their community, as well as provide more opportunities for those looking to become professional gamers.
- The question remains: why did Valve suddenly get involved with ESL One and announce their own event shortly after? The most likely explanation is that they wanted to counterbalance DreamHack’s dominance of the European scene and make it more of a community event. Not only do we have our four top teams.