Video games writer Valve has dedicated funding to reboot the Movistar Liga Professional Gaming circuit, an expert South American Dota 2 competitors beforehand cancelled as a consequence of COVID-19.
Produced by leisure firm Stay Media Esports Leisure, the competitors incorporates a whole prize pool of $45,000 (~£34,512).
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The competitors construction consists of 4 open qualifiers, a two-tiered league and a knockout finals collection. Open qualifiers might be managed through First Blood, a web-based event platform catering to Dota 2 and PUBG.
Higher and Decrease divisions might be fashioned incorporating a mix of invited groups and squads coming by way of the open qualifiers. A $25,000 (~£19,169) portion of the prize pool might be distributed amongst the groups competing within the two leagues. A subsequent knockout finals collection will see the winner of the Decrease Divison be a part of the highest seven Higher Division groups compete for the remaining $20,000 (~£15,334).
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CEO of Stay Media, Luis Carillo Pinto commented that “Dota 2 is the second hottest esport in Peru, with audiences that may even exceed skilled soccer in some circumstances. This contribution from Valve is an indication of their curiosity in rising Dota 2 in our area and that they’ve appreciated the nice effort we’ve remodeled these nearly three years to professionalize the native scene. Our whole workers is getting ready all of the manufacturing particulars to create the perfect audiovisual and content material expertise for the big legion of esports followers in our nation.”
Protection might be broadcast dwell on the Movistar Deportes channel, together with matches and highlights packages.
Esports Insider says: Contemplating Valve’s largely hands-off strategy to esports, funding this South American event circuit is a shock to make sure, however a welcome one. Event organisers of all stripes have dealt with the wrecking ball that’s COVID-19 with combined outcomes, seeing regional competitors like this bounce again is nice to see.