Dota 2 plus ESPN2 equals televised 2014 Worldwide
Valve has introduced that streaming service ESPN3 will broadcast the Dota 2 Worldwide 2014 this weekend, including yet one more route by means of which followers and newcomers alike can catch up on the event. Valve additionally introduced that ESPN2 will host an unique preview of the event’s remaining match at eight:30 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, that includes earlier recreation highlights and interviews with gamers and Gabe Newell.
An ESPN broadcast is simply the newest accomplishment for the championship collection, which kicked off yesterday and runs via Monday; because of crowdfunding, The Worldwide 2014 now holds the report for largest eSports prize pool, with greater than $10 million to separate between the winners. The road between eSports and conventional sports activities is turning into blurry, certainly.
Welp, you recognize what this implies: everybody, head to your favourite sports activities bar and request they activate ESPN2 on Sunday night time. This weekend, Valve is giving us an excuse to exit and nonetheless get our online game repair.
Dota 2 Championships to be Carried Reside on ESPN3,
Unique Remaining Match Preview Present on ESPN2
July 17, 2014 – Valve right now introduced that protection of The Worldwide Dota 2 Championships might be introduced in collaboration with ESPN on its reside multi-display sports activities community, ESPN3. As well as, an unique present previewing the ultimate match might be introduced on ESPN2 on Sunday at eight:30 pm Pacific. Reside entry to ESPN2 can also be out there on digital platforms by way of WatchESPN.
This yr’s Worldwide, occurring at a bought out KeyArena in Seattle, WA this Friday through Monday (July 18-22), contains a report-breaking prize pool of over $10 mil – the most important ever for a aggressive gaming event. And for the primary time, viewers can watch all of the matches, interviews, and evaluation occurring over the course of the 4-day occasion on ESPN3, accessible on-line at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets by way of the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions by way of Amazon Hearth TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
On Sunday, viewers can tune in to ESPN2 for an unique preview of the event’s remaining match, that includes highlights from the video games, skilled evaluation, plus interviews with the gamers and Valve’s Gabe Newell.
“From the success of the Compendium to the collaboration with ESPN, this yr’s Worldwide actually demonstrates how a lot aggressive gaming has grown to rival conventional sports activities,” stated Erik Johnson of Valve. “We consider the groups have additionally pushed to a brand new degree of play this yr and can additional show the unimaginable advances made throughout this event because it first started three brief years in the past.”
The Worldwide was first held in Cologne, Germany through the 2011 Gamescom with sixteen of the most effective Dota 2 groups on the earth competing for a grand prize of $1 million.
In 2013 the prize pool was bolstered past Valve’s contribution by Dota 2 participant participation within the Interactive Compendium, driving the whole prize pool to over $2.eight million, up from $1.6 million.
This yr the Compendium has pushed the prize pool over $10 million.
Dota 2 is a free-to-play, on-line motion technique recreation created by Valve (Bellevue, WA based mostly makers of a number of recreation franchises and the main on-line distribution platform, Steam).
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