The MSI Beat IT 2014 has been hosted by MSI and Fnatic since 2010. This year they have decided to include Dota 2, replacing Counter Strike: Global Offensive, along with Starcraft II in the gaming tournament series. The grand finals with be held via lan in Taipei, Taiwan this coming November 1 and 2.
This is the first year they have incorporated Dota 2 in the tournament and to ensure that they will have the best teams in the world, the MSI Beat IT 2014 might have the most regions in qualifiers in any of the tournaments that we have seen. There are a total of 8 qualifying regions with over a hundred teams. Each of the qualifying region would only have one team making the cut and be part of the main event in Taipei, Taiwan. MSI Beat IT 2014 would be sponsoring the teams travel expenses as well.
The prize pool might not be that large as some of the previous tournaments but with the way the qualifying tournaments has been set-up, some of the lesser known Dota 2 teams might have a chance to win an international tournament. The sponsored prize pool is $44,000 and only the top 3 teams will be taking home a part of the prize pool.
Price money distribution | MSI Beat IT 2014:
- 1st Prize – $25,000
- 2nd Prize – $12,000
- 3rd Prize -$7,000
The prize pool will increase by $1.50 every time a MSI Beat IT 2014 tournament pass is sold. As of September 27, 2014 the prize pool has risen to $50,930
The qualifiers has been underway since the early part of September and the 8 teams (one for each region) are determined. The 8 teams are:
- Team Empire
- Bravado Emotion
- Team Immunity
- Arrow Gaming
- Na'Vi America
- Middle East
- Wired Gaming
The MSI Beat IT 2014 would be a great opportunity for some of the lesser name Dota 2 teams to show their wares on the international stage. It would also be a first for some teams to travel out of their respective countries for a Dota 2 tournament.
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