MLG Championship in Columbus to feature Dota 2, $50K prize pool

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 18:07 GMT

The Major League Gaming Championship in Columbus, Ohio this November will feature Dota 2 teams competing live in a three day event for a $50,000 prize pool. The Championship runs November 22-24 and those who wish to attend the event can now purchase VIP and General Admission passes through the MLG Store.

Dota 2 will also be featured at the upcoming MLG Fall Invitational taking place October 18 at Full Sail University. Leading up to the competition, fans can watch NA Dota 2 League matches on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm ET and Sunday’s at 4pm ET at the official MLG website.

The Dota 2 Championship in Columbus will include teams such as The Alliance, Na’vi, Fnatic, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid and more competing in Round Robin Play followed by a Single Elimination Championship Bracket. Additional games and details are to be announced soon.

More information straight from MLG is below.

The Competition: Tournament Details

Dota 2 – $50,000 Prize Pool – 1st Place = $25,000: At least eight of the world’s best teams will compete in Round Robin Play with the top four teams advancing to a single-elimination championship bracket for a chance at $50,000 in prizes.

Teams include:

· NA – MLG Fall Invitational Winner (TBD). Watch the MLG Fall Invitational on Friday, October 18 to see who advances.

· NA – Evil Geniuses

· NA – Team Liquid

· EU – The Alliance – first place team from The International 3

· EU – Na’vi (Natus Vincere) – second place team from The International 3

· EU – Fnatic

· NA – Invite-Only Online Qualifier Winner (TBD) – Teams can register now for the Dota 2 Open Online Qualifier taking place from September 28 – October 16. The top eight teams along with the teams finishing 2nd-8th in the NA Fall Dota 2 League will advance to compete in the invite-only qualifier from October 21 – November 6 for this spot at the Championship in Columbus.


Watch it LIVE: In-Person and Online: The event will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street – Hall D, Columbus, OH 43215.

VIP Pass – Dota 2: $250 for the entire weekend

· VIP credential

· Priority check in line

· Reserved seating in the first few rows of the game’s main stage area

· Early admission to the show – Friday, November 22 at 12:30pm

· Friday venue tour – Friday, November 22 at 12:45pm

· Friday pre doors open reception with players – Friday, November 22 from 1-2pm

· MLG hoodie

General Admission Pass for the entire weekend – $35 in advance, $50 at the door

9/20/13 to 11/21/13 (11:59 pm ET): $35 Online

11/22/13 to 11/24/13: $50 Online and at the door during the event

Watch Online: The competition will be streamed online at at the official MLG website. Broadcast details, including information on the Dota 2 In-Game Ticket will be released in the coming weeks.

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