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