#The International

Brawlhalla Announces Esports Year Seven Featuring The "Largest Fighting Game Prize Pool In The World"

Here’s some cool news for the fighting game fans out there – particularly if you’re a fan of Blue Mammoth Games’ Brawlhalla. Today the company announced plans for the game’s 2022 esports season, which also happens to be its seventh year of esports competition. The big news for those participating in this event is that it will boast the largest fighting game prize pool in the world (Note we said “fighting game”. They’re not competing with The International, here.), $1,320,000 to be shared across all regions.
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Valve, money and the issues with the Dota Pro Circuit

As the years have gone by, the professional Dota 2 scene has seen a massive dip in non-TI prize pools even with a seemingly more structured system in place. For a casual observer who enjoys the biggest events in multiple esports, it might seem like Dota 2 is killing it. The game can boast about having the highest prize pool tournament, The International, the prize pool for which keeps increasing each year. Last year, it overtook $40 million, a milestone most games can’t even dream of achieving.
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T1 signs QO as Dota 2 analyst

T1 has continued to be a standout team in the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit, currently sitting in second place in the Southeast Asia regional league. The organization is looking to sit on its success, signing SEA legend Kim “QO” Sun Yeob as an analyst to help its roster improve.

Dota Pro Circuit Cancels Winter Major Because of Increasing COVID Restrictions

This year's Dota Pro Circuit Winter Tour comes to an unfortunate close with a canceled first Major. Valve claimed that the "discovery and spread of new strains of COVID-19" and the "resulting increase of travel restrictions" made it difficult to gather all the qualified teams from across the globe for a proper LAN tournament.

Marilyn Martin

(MENAFN- The Conversation) Honorary Research Associate at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town Profile Articles Activity. In May 2001, after eleven years as director of the South African National Gallery, Martin was appointed director of Art Collections for Iziko Museums. Prior to her career in the museum sector she was senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Wits. Since her retirement from Iziko Museums in 2008 she has been working as an independent writer, curator and lecturer and is currently a senior scholar at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, lecturing in Visual and Art History.

COVID Forces Valve to Cancel the First Dota 2 Major of 2022

Valve has just surprised everyone by canceling the first Dota 2 Major of 2022. The worrying rise of the pandemic was enough to put a stop to it, even with teams still going through their Regional Leagues. Although the second and third Major will now get a new share of...

Valve cancelled first major of DPC 2021-2022

First major tournament in Dota Pro Circuit 2021-2022 was cancelled. Thus, the first stage of the season will end after the final matches in regional leagues. It was announced by Valve in the Steam’s Dota 2 blog. The reason for the decision is the challenging situation with COVID-19, which...

Dota 2’s first Major of 2022 has been cancelled

The 2021/22 Dota 2 Pro Circuit has been dealt a blow as Valve has revealed it is cancelling the competition’s first Major. While a set date or location for this $500,000 Major was never officially announced, it would have likely taken place at some point in February. In a...

UltimoGG brings a new chance to compete for Dota 2 players

The new Dota Pro Circuit gives more players than ever before an opportunity for a shot at esports glory in The International, but it has also choked out a lot of the tier-two and tier-three tournaments that allowed developing talent to emerge on the scene. Companies like UltimoGG are looking to fix that by providing new opportunities to aspiring Dota 2 competitors.

Calling Omicron “Delicate” A Mistake, Warns WHO

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is killing other people around the globe and must now not be pushed aside as delicate, the International Well being Group insisted Thursday. WHO leader Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned the file numbers of other people catching the brand new variant — which is impulsively out-competing the previously-dominant Delta variant in many nations — intended hospitals had been being beaten.

PSG.LGD coach xiao8 found ‘not guilty’; unsuspended from coaching

PSG.LGD cleared the name of the team’s Dota 2 coach xiao8 from betting and cheating allegations hurled towards the former TI champion in the wake of The International 2021. Citing the results of a detective agency they’ve hired, PSG.LGD cleared the name of xiao8 in a Weibo post. The coach has been previously suspended amidst rumors of betting against his team in the TI Finals. The coach’s reinstatement comes two days before his 30-day suspension expires. In the post, PSG.LGD announces:

Dota 2: TNC Headed to SEA Division II

There was a time when TNC Predator was synonymous with the words Dota 2 and Southeast Asia. This is now a thing of the past as the team headed to the Division II of the DPC 2021/22 Tour 1 for the region. As of this writing, they have yet to get one win.
VIDEO GAMES claim org achieved profitability in 2021

Russian esports organization have posted their first-ever profitable year since their launch in 2003, according to an annual recap shared by the org. 2021 hasn’t been the easiest year for esports organizations, with a number of live events either moving online or being canceled entirely, making it harder for teams to generate revenue.

Dota 2: Player of the Year 2021

ESTNN crowns Illya “Yatoro” Mulyarchuk our Player of the Year for 2021. Every year; apart from 2020, since Dota 2's release, we've had the chance to watch The International. This is the most prestigious competition in this game, bringing together the best players in the world. Needless to say, the team that wins writes down their name in golden letters in the game's history. Oh, and also win themselves millions of dollars.

The Biggest eSports Events to Bet On in 2022

Competitive gaming has come a long way since the first hot-seat games of Space Invaders in a penny arcade. Today, competitive gaming is on the verge of being recognized as a bona fide sport, with international governing bodies, major tournaments, and professional players involved in the scene. eSports has seen...
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Angels and Unicorns: Top esports investments, mergers and acquisitions of 2021

The best way to paint a picture of an industry is to use numbers. For years, almost all mentions of the esports industry in mainstream media revolved around big prize pools of tournaments such as The International, but true as that might be, there’s more to the industry than prize pools. Any team relying exclusively on tournament winnings is not going to go very far, and a good business development strategy, network and pitching process can arguably help a team more than a good roster. Cash does, in fact, rule everything around us. The value of a number of esports organisations has been on the…

Top 5 best eSports titles in 2021

Esports or electronic sports is officially being recognised as a sport in many countries. Game developers as well as organisations are grabbing this opportunity to create competitive games or rope in teams. Here are the best eSports titles in 2021. The year 2021 saw the exponential rise of eSports games...