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Are you a part of this huge Dota 2 tournament?

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Back in June, we told you about Orena, a new organization aimed at organizing and hosting eSports tournaments. Well, they are starting their Dota 2 Cup next week, and it is huge!

On Wednesday, 26 November, the Dota 2 Cup will kick off. The competition will take place over the course of a week, and registrations are open until Sunday. There’s no fee to sign up, so if you haven’t done so and you have a Dota 2 team, it really might be worthwhile for you. The first place prize is R5000 and 5x Steel Series Sensei [Raw] Na’vi mouse. Second place will score R2500 and 5x QcK+ Na’vi mousepad while third place will get R1000.

The response to this tournament has already been huge. Big names in local Dota such at Energy eSports and Bravado Gaming have already registered their teams. They are joined by 57 other teams. That’s right, 59 teams have entered for this tournament! The double elimination bracket was only designed to handle up to 64 teams. I wonder if they will add another bracket or more reserves if the registrations keep flooding in.

There can really be no doubt, Dota 2 is enormous in South Africa. Local eSports is growing beyond a fledgling group – tons of teams keep registering for events and our top ranked pros are gaining international exposure. Now I’m just waiting to see some gaming houses and more training boot camps opening up.

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Last Updated: November 22, 2013


  1. Kensei Seraph

    November 22, 2013 at 11:44

    I kinda want to enter… but I have work and I don’t have a team.


    • George

      November 22, 2013 at 12:06

      That’s what I usually feel like when they talk about BF comps.


  2. hairyknees

    November 22, 2013 at 11:45

    Yip ^_^ entered and ready! πŸ˜€


    • Admiral Chief Duke

      November 22, 2013 at 11:47

      My money is on MATTYFEEEEEG


  3. Otto "Die Hond"

    November 22, 2013 at 11:54

    I still cant play DOTA, its not a learning curve it’s a learning cliff. But soon holidays will be upon us and the learning shall start πŸ˜›


    • ToshZA

      November 22, 2013 at 12:05

      I’ve found the opposite actually. I picked up and played, and am playing against people much higher level than me and doing well. I don’t see where this cliff stands? So far, its enjoyable and fun, and when you lose (and you will) it sucks, but you learn.


      • hairyknees

        November 22, 2013 at 12:15

        Have you played another MOBA before playing Dota? πŸ˜›


        • ToshZA

          November 22, 2013 at 12:22

          No, I tried the first dota at a LAN once many years ago, and got raped something awful. Never played it again.

          Then a few weeks ago I picked up DOTA 2, and have been loving it.


          • hairyknees

            November 22, 2013 at 12:23

            Haha just checking πŸ™‚ glad you’re enjoying it! Damn sill Dota addiction :'(

          • ToshZA

            November 22, 2013 at 12:24

            I know, its way too addictive man. I’d like to get to a competitive level though, because I think that’s where the real excitement is.

          • hairyknees

            November 22, 2013 at 12:28

            Yeah competitive play and pubby play are different πŸ™‚ try watch some of the pro games (like get a cheap tourney ticket or something if you dono which to choose :P). Its really really awesome!

          • ToshZA

            November 22, 2013 at 12:31

            I’ve been watching some of the pro games, its so different to pubs. Pubs at my low level (5) are a joke mostly. People running around clueless, I mean with an enchantress I was owning more than the carries. Playing at lvl 30 or 40 is far more interesting. Last night, we did 2 pubs in a row, same teams (was funny, and not intentional), we RAPED them first game, second they won but we fought hard. The one guy even said “Thanks for restoring my faith in DOTA.

            I’m just waiting for a tourney that I want to watch though before I buy a ticket.

            Edit: I need to specify, by late game they were raping us, but it wasn’t all out slaughter from the get-go.

      • Ottokie

        November 22, 2013 at 13:18

        I have never been an exceptional MOBA player πŸ˜› and by cliff I mean this game has a butload of items to memorize and the map has lots of ways you can move about instead of the usual top mid and bot…and a flying donkey XD


  4. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    November 22, 2013 at 12:41

    I want a team! I want to enter! Damn. πŸ˜›


    • ToshZA

      November 22, 2013 at 14:39

      I’ll be on your team. xD


  5. NickTheEagle

    November 22, 2013 at 12:45

    The only organisation trying to make esports big in south africa in my opinion. Even DGL which has telkom backing them cant match a tournament like this? Pretty pathetic. Orena will make esports in SA big! go time!


  6. Galbedir

    November 22, 2013 at 12:47

    Nope, been in the download queue for 7 months now on steam. Waiting and fed up by this point. Eventually just went to league of legends.


    • Brett Gunter

      November 22, 2013 at 13:25

      Hey, give me a shout, I have figured out a way to bypass the waiting queue so you can play


      • Galbedir

        November 22, 2013 at 14:05

        *Shouts* Add me on steam if you mind? GunmetalPanda (The picture of randy marsh from south park). Been waiting to play for aaaaages :/ Thanks


        • Brett Gunter

          November 22, 2013 at 14:34



      • Her Highness the Hipster

        November 22, 2013 at 17:35

        is it totally legit and above board? also been waiting for months – no idea why.


        • Brett Gunter

          November 25, 2013 at 08:50

          Hiya, it seems to be legit. My Mrs has not had trouble since we sorted it out for her. It just does involve creating another profile to use while your original one sits in the queue waiting still.


        • Brett Gunter

          November 25, 2013 at 11:14

          Drop me an email to schnubab@hotmail.com and I will reply with the steps to get round it.


  7. RoBoHoBo

    November 22, 2013 at 12:51

    Awesome write up! Get your teams in there πŸ™‚


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