Dota 2 might not be the number one MOBA in the world but its giving LoL a run for its money. After the success of The International 2014 in which Dota 2 set the highest prize in eSports history with its more than $10 million prize pool. Dota 2 is having another giant step into beating LoL as the top dog with an ambitious tournament that is going to be held at probably one of the best known arenas in the world, Madison Square Garden.
ESL has just announced that the next tournament they are going to host will be held at the prestigious Madison Square Garden, in partnership with Twitch and joinDota. According to the press release by ESL, the ESL One Dota 2 tournament will be the largest Dota 2 tournament in the East coast, which is probably true since the recent The International tournament was held in the West coast, kicking of a 10 day festival across the city which will culminate into this year’s New York Comic Con.
ESL will invite 8 of the top Dota 2 teams in the world to take part in the tournament in which a top prize of $100,000 is up for grabs. It might not be the largest eSports prize but it will be held in one of the most iconic arenas in the world. “By staging this event at the iconic Madison Square Garden, we’re going to see history in the making,” ESL One Product Manager James Lampkin said in a statement. The tournament will be broadcast over Twitch and coverage will be provided by joinDota.