ESPN to screen DOTA 2 Championships
The International Dota 2 Championships kick off today at a sold out Key Arena in Seattle, WA. The 4-day event is one of the key gaming events of 2014 and is already helping to raise the bar when it comes to competitive gaming tournaments.
The DOTA Championship is relatively new on the international scene. It was first held in Cologne, Germany, during the 2011 Gamescom with 16 of the best teams in the world competing for a grand prize of $1 million.
This year the stakes are bigger and better than ever. This year the prize pool has topped $10 million – the largest ever for a competitive gaming tournament.
And if that isnt enough to get your blood racing then news that the whole event will be televised!!!
For the first time at a major gaming tournament viewers can watch all the matches, interviews and analysis: online on smartphones and tablets through the WatchESPNapp and streamed through Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
And on Sunday on ESPN2 Valve’s Gabe Newell will be hosting an exclusive preview of the final!!
All in all, we think we are all set for a pretty good weekend. We at PA think it is fantastic that ESPN are dedicating so much air time to screening the Championships. The huge amounts of money involved, the packed arena, a kick-ass game and a world leading broadcaster can only be a great mix in promoting the industry in the best possible way.
Enjoy the weekend!! We will.
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