Omega League Dota 2 Tournament Announced
If you were looking for a bit of top-tier competitive Dota 2, you’re in luck! Epic Esports and WePlay! have just announced a brand-new tournament called Omega League, a major-level event slated to begin on Aug. 1 (with open qualifiers starting a bit earlier). A total of 42 teams will end up competing across the event’s duration (both American divisions along with Europe and CIS), with its total prize pool being a whopping $550,000.
What You Can Expect From This Tournament
This Major-esque tournament will happen thanks to a joint effort from Epic Esports Events, WePlay! Esports, and a couple of top-tier European teams have decided to breathe new life into the suspended DPC season. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire competitive scene is basically in shambles. The International has been postponed to 2022, and many of the tournaments we all wanted to watch are no longer happening at all. Fortunately, this coalition between teams and organizers is committed to delivering a memorable event with top-notch production. This “large-scale initiative” is also their attempt at creating a more sustainable competitive scene going forward, although Valve has its plans.
The Omega League Dota 2 tournament will occur during the dates usually reserved for The International. This means fans will still have an opportunity to watch some high-octane Dota 2 action even though the biggest and most prestigious tournament won’t happen until the second half of 2021.
But a tournament is only as good and exciting as the teams that are competing. Fortunately, Omega League will be stacked from top to bottom: Team Secret, Na’Vi, Team Liquid, Virtus Pro, Evil Geniuses, OG, Alliance, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Nigma, and many others. This might not be TI, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the teams and challenges. The tournament itself will last throughout August and is bound to deliver in every way, shape, and form.
You can learn more about the Omega League Dota 2 tournament here. You can purchase this year’s battle pass and start grinding for those oh-so-beautiful cosmetic items and in-game unlocks!