Announced on ESWC Global Website:
Friday 23 September 2011
Dota tournament morph into Dota 2 for the ESWC Grand Final
The Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) organizing committee is glad to announce a major change for the Dota tournament. Dota teams attending the ESWC 2011 Grand Final will play on Dota 2 made available thanks to Valve.
The release of Dota 2 is planned for the beginning of 2012. The closed beta already started and the success of The International held in Germany earlier this year has demonstrated the huge interest toward this game from the players as from the community. It’s natural that ESWC wish move forward with the Dota community and the support ofValve to make Dota 2 available to the teams attending the ESWC Grand Final.
In order to put all teams qualified in the best conditions of equity and training, Valve will provide to each ESWC Dota players a Dota 2 key in order to access to the closed beta and practice the game before the event. Few keys will be also offered to privileged ESWC’s spectators during raffle on the event.
It’s still possible to qualify in Europe for the ESWC 2011 and play Dota 2 tournament:
In order to participate in the regional online qualifier, register on http://www.esl.eu/eu/eswc/. The final four of this preliminary will get slots for the Grand Final while Top 2 will get accommodation with bed and breakfast as well.
Dota 2 tournament will distribute a total prize of $22,000 for the 3 best teams of the tourney
The ESWC 2011 Grand Final will be hosted in Paris from October 20th to 25th at the video game showParis Games Week. A total purse of $200,000 prize will be distributed to the best video game player.
Note from Malaysian ESWC Licensee: There is a high chance of Malaysia running a Dota 2 qualifier in the second week of October. So Dota lovers, are you prepared? We’re in the thick of raising sponsorship funds and are working closely with E-Club Online Management // Valve to enable this. Keep your fingers crossed!