Croatia-based esports event organizer One Sport Company (OGA) introduced that the corporate will run an internet Dota 2 competitors known as AMD SAPPHIRE OGA DOTA PIT EU/CIS from Sept. 20-26. The competitors will characteristic ten esports groups from Europe and CIS area, together with OG, Staff Liquid, and Staff Secret, and a $175Okay USD complete prize pool.
The competitors has six sponsors together with semiconductor firm AMD and Hong Kong-based expertise firm Sapphire Expertise as title sponsors, whereas short-form utility Tik Tok, Hyper X, AOC, and Betway have been named official sponsors. The competitors can even stream on the Chinese language streaming platform DouYu.
OGA’s Dota Pit collection competitors was one of many Minors in Valve’s Dota Professional Circuit (DPC) system. The competitors’s 2019 version was hosted at Spaladium Area, the Croatian metropolis of Break up, that includes $300Okay complete prize cash, and 500 DPC factors. European staff Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) received the competitors and in addition certified in MDL Disneyland Paris Main.
Because of the present COVID-19 pandemic, Valve’s DPC event system is totally disabled. Although Dota 2’s annual occasion The Worldwide has damaged esports prize cash information with greater than $36M in complete prize pool cash, Valve determined to cancel this yr’s Stockholm TI and postpone it to 2021. Valve’s lack of communication and assist supplied to third-party organizers brought about huge criticism of the corporate. Earlier this month, Valve acknowledged the communication points and claimed that it’s going to present “assist and monetary assist” to third-party organizers.
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