By now you’ve probably heard about eSports and the impact that they have had on the video game industry. If not, eSports is an activity where professional gamers compete against each other in video game tournaments (like the one for the popular League of Legends game) for generous cash prizes.
Esports is cool, the competitions are crazy, it’s intense, has million dollar performers, high stakes, and owners trying to tempt opposing team members over to their side. In short, it has everything that makes sports interesting to cover and it already has a large audience that’s only expected to grow.
It’s a crazy week with the DoTA 2 International Tournament kicking off in Germany. For those who don’t know, the Philippines has team Mineski.Infinity representing us for a pot prize of USD million. Their first match will be at 10:00AM GMT+2 against Team SGC of the Czech Republic. Full schedule here.
Also, DoTA 2 is now open for limited beta testing under the Steam service of Valve. You will need to express interest by logging in to the service. If you don’t have a Steam account you can sign up for one here.
Please pass the word. Our local team needs your full support. In the same way that we’ve shown support for the Azkals, the Dragon Boat team, and SMART Gilas, there’s no reason why we should not support our budding eSports DoTA team! You can watch the games live via streaming through this page.