As esports gets bigger, so is the need for a more organised and stable tournament circuit. Aside from The International’s record-breaking prize pool and three Majors event each year, there’s little structure around Dota 2 esports.
That will change in the upcoming season. Valve has outlined some changes before but now has confirmed more details of the newly named Dota Pro Circuit.
The Dota Pro Circuit promised more Majors and new smaller events which Valve also provides part of the prize pool called Minors to be part of the calendar. Now there will be 11 Majors and 16 Minors throughout the eight-month season. Top three finishers in Majors and Minors will gain [...]
Want to up your Dota game? With the many success Malaysian players have been seeing in the game, it has attracted a lot of interest from non-endemic organisations to invest in the scene. Now there’s a variety of choices to get proper coaching and training in the art of defending ancients.
One new initiative is spearheaded by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), the group leading the urban development project in Johor- Iskandar Malaysia. They have also established their own esports education institute: The Academy Of Esports (AOES).
“We at AOES, are excited to be the first to launch Malaysia’s full-fledged professional Esports education facility, which would enable [...]
Dota is undoubtedly the biggest esports title in Malaysia, with huge fans and amazing talents that reached international levels, literally. Fnatic reached 4th at last year’s The International and ahfu of LGD Gaming Forever Young (LFY) was the best placing Malaysian at this year’s International after finishing third. It makes sense that there would be bigger tournaments to support the Dota scene.
And that’s exactly the Malaysian Esports League (MESL) is aiming for this year. Despite the general all-encompassing name, they are focusing on only Dota 2 this year. Organised by Mineski Events Team with sponsors U Mobile, Logitech, eGG Network and Twitch, it is set [...]
If you hope that Malaysian Dota players made a bigger impact in this year’s The International, then it did, sort of. There were four Malaysians playing at the premier Dota 2 tournament with a prize pool exceeding $20 million USD. Fnatic, now only housing two Malaysians, were unfortunately eliminated early on in the group stage after placing last in Group A. MidOne, a former Fnatic player who were there when they reached 4th place last year, also didn’t fare better at Team Secret. They finished 9th place after losing to Team Liquid- the eventual winners of The International 2017.
That left Tue “ahfu” Soon Chuan as the sole Malaysian standing. The support player is [...]
Energy drink company Red Bull has always been supportive in all kinds of sports- extreme sports, motorsports, even esports. Now they will be partnering up in a major way in the Dota 2 scene by bringing in the legendary team OG as part of their family.
The boys in green has a remarkable record in the international stage, winning four of the five Dota Major events so far. As premier Dota 2 event The International starts this week, the lineup of Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, Anathan “ana” Pham, Gustav “s4” Magnusson, Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka, and captain Tal “Fly” Aizik will be swapping their trademark green colours for Red [...]
Each year, The International continues to grow its prize pool thanks to the generous fanbase. Ever since the crowd-sourcing model was introduced it has been successful at breaking the record of biggest prize pool in esports each year and has inspired many other games to follow the same model to support its pro scene.
With The International 2017, the winner of the Dota 2 premier tournament will walk away with at least $10 million USD. That’s roughly RM42,790,000. Of course the team will have to share the prize with its five players, substitutes and coach (if any) but that is still a huge sum of money.
The current total prize pool for The International 2017 is more [...]