Esports is something new, connected with spending many hours at the computer. Through the eyes of the elder generation this is turbidity and degradation. In the interviews, all the guys from famous teams agree that initially their families did not take the hobby seriously, believing that computer games could not give them anything good. And only after a while did others realize that this activity requires many hours of training, a lot of dedication, and is also able to bring a good income.
Everything new is often perceived skeptically. It’s not so easy to become an esports player in 2022. The number of disciplines and those who want to get into it is much more than 10 years ago. In recent years, academies have appeared that help a player go from a new esports player to a participant in the largest tournaments in Dota 2, CS:GO and other popular disciplines.
Dota 2 is a very popular and famous esports discipline. This is a competitive video game of the MOBA genre. Beta testing took place in 2011, at the same time the first The International World Championship was held with a considerable prize fund of $1,600,000. According to the MOBA game from Valve, online and offline tournaments are held annually. The organization of the latter requires no less effort than holding football or basketball matches.
The global development and adoption of esports was largely due to Dota. Since its release, various companies have started holding regular competitions for professional teams, including:
- AMD Sapphire;
- Beyond The Summit;
- Epic Esports Event;
- StarLadder et al.
Let’s talk about the latest results and the schedule for the future.
PGL Arlington Major 2022
On August 4, the first matches of PGL Arlington Major 2022, the main Dota 2 tournament of this summer, took place. For some, this is a festival of high-class Dota, for others — bright broadcasts from NS or Nix. And someone again couldn’t wait to test their abilities as a forecaster with the help of an in-game fantasy event and get small rewards for it.
The matches were shown till August 14. The place for this event was in Arlington, Texas, at the Esports Stadium Arlington. The stadium held 2,500 spectators.
At the major in the USA, 17 teams played 500 thousand dollars and 4570 Dota Pro Circuit points.
Qualifying competitions for the right to get to the PGL Arlington Major were held in six regions of the world.
The finalists were the PSG team and Team Spirit, representing Eastern Europe.
The International 2022
This fall, fans of this game will have something to watch, as qualifications for The International are already underway. All Dota 2 upcoming matches are broadcast on well-known platforms and specialized sites. GetEsports.net streams without delay and in good quality. You can also follow the results and prize pools of eSports tournaments on this site.
This International event must be the eleventh. The planned dates are October 2022. It will be the first time that the contest is held in Southeast Asia, namely in Singapore.
This event is unique with its venue, as well as a huge number of teams. Thirty teams are scheduled to perform, due to which the championship will be held in 4 stages.
Closed regional Dota 2 qualifiers will be held from September 3 to 17. In each region, teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket. An additional round of relegation matches will be held in the CIS countries, China and Southeast Asia due to the non-standard number of participants. Such meetings will be held until the first victory, and all the others, with the exception of the grand final, will be held until three. The decisive series for the TI11 slot will be held in the best-of-5 format. Quotas for the qualification of the “Last Chance” will go to the teams that took 2-3 places.
The Uniqueness of Dota 2
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Dota 2 is one of the most complex and developed esports disciplines in the world, in which dozens of tournaments are held around the world every year, and in which tens of millions of dollars are played every year.
It is impossible to win Dota 2 by fighting alone against five enemy players — you need to work in a well-coordinated team. Therefore, professional teams of Dota constantly train together and rarely change their lineups.
More than a hundred thousand people spend time every day playing this game, and its popularity is only growing. Dota 2 is unique.
The basis of the game is a magical world in the fantasy genre, but with very different characters.
Players choose a new character each time and team up with other players to fight against the opposing team.
Dota 2 is loved for its complexity and variability, for the skills of well-coordinated team play, the need to connect analytical thinking, to study characters. This mixture is addictive.