Sunday, 7 June 2015

Dota You Know You're A Millionaire?

The world of eSports seems to be growing at an unprecedented rate. ESport is a lot more accessible than many other kinds of sports and doesn’t require haven’t to go to a pitch in all kinds of weather to train. With that in mind, I can’t really say that I find the news of Dota 2’s annual tournament having a prize pool of over 12 Million dollars. After all, video games, in general, are a lot more fun to watch than regular sports and it’s a lot easier to train to be a pro.
Dota 2 Rekindling Soul Update 2
I’m sure at this late stage we have all heard of Valves highly rated and highly successful game, Dota 2. In case you haven’t it is a huge MMO with nearly 8million players from all around the globe and endless servers to support it. The game is available on all of the major PC platforms and commands a huge fan base.
The game was originally released a few years back in 2013. Since then it has been nominated for numerous awards and inspired various animations and YouTube channels dedicated to it. Still it’s crowning jewel is an annual PVP event known as the Dota 2 Championship. Every year this event pits teams of five players against each other to find out who is the very best.
The prize pool for the contest is funded by players. They can buy special packs that have enhancements for their characters and the money goes into the prize fund. This year the prize fund has reached a phenomenal 12 million dollars and it is still rapidly rising. To put this in perspective this is more than a lot of major sports would put as their grand prize and you could buy a large mansion for it. It isn’t just players who donate. The Dota fanbase spreads out into many areas with over 134 million people watching streams of battles on Dota.