PokerGO Studio to Host Dota 2 Tournament in World Showdown of Esports
Las Vegas is set to host the next big Dota 2 tournament. It all starts on October 14 when the World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) arrives at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. Top competitors in the title, from rising stars to veteran players, will compete for $100,000 in cash prizes.
The format of the WSOE events takes its inspiration from boxing and mixed martial arts. Players will be grouped into multiple title-based competitive divisions. The winners will continue to defend their title at subsequent WSOE events. The goal is to create a year-round storyline that follows players and teams through their rise in the rankings.
The series was created in partnership with ESP Gaming, an esports content creation company that boasts 15 Emmy Awards for its televised tournaments and documentaries.
Eventually, the tournament organizers hope to include multiple game titles from diverse genres and on different platforms. WSOE president Leff Liboon said the events are designed to create narrative-driven competition that entertains both players and fans.
ASUS Republic of Gamers recently signed on as the official hardware sponsor of the WSOE and will provide all the tournament equipment, from desktops and monitors to headsets, mice, and keyboards. ASUS is also putting up equipment sets that fans will have a chance to win during the series.
The tournament will stream live on the official WSOE Twitch channel. The broadcast is hosted by Richard Lewis, WSOE's head of talent. Players from compLexity Gaming, Alliance, Team Serenity, J.Storm, The Final Tribe, Happy Guys and more are confirmed for the competition.