The event will be held in Las Vegas, NV and will feature teams competing in a unique title based format. The format draws heavily from UFC and Boxing style events. The tournament organisers will focus heavily on ensuring Title matches steal the show.
The first edition of the tournament will take place from October 14-15 and will feature eight Dota 2 teams.
- CompLexity Gaming
- Team Serenity
- The Final Tribe
- Happy Guys
- Pain X
Dota 2 is one of the longest-standing competitive gaming titles, and its rich history in esports makes it a perfect fit for the narrative-driven competition of WSOE. The WSOE is an intimate, premium event designed to capture the spirit of competition for fans and players alike. We are excited to present Dota 2 fans a new opportunity to support their favourite teams as they vie to become the first-ever WSOE Champion
Jeff Liboon, President of ESP Gaming.
Announcing WSOE 1: The DotA 2 Showdown, a $100,000 invitational tournament featuring eight competitive teams from around the world! Watch them battle it out LIVE from Las Vegas on October 14 & 15 at https://t.co/CMUWdySkzt and https://t.co/gYdSptWvkp! #WSOE pic.twitter.com/kBQLXbwUUX
— WSOE (@WSOE) October 9, 2018
ASUS Rog – Official Sponsor.
ASUS Rog will be the official sponsor of the event. The company will provide all the gaming hardware at the event including Laptops, Keyboards Headsets and Mice.
Our partnership with ASUS Republic of Gamers gives us the ability to provide best-in-class gaming devices for our competitors while optimizing the viewing experience for WSOE fans around the world. ASUS ROG has been at the forefront of the esports community and we are thrilled to incorporate their high-performance products during our inaugural season.
Richard Blankenship, ESP Gaming.
WSOE events will not be a part of the Dota Pro Circuit. As such, it is going to be a tough task for the organisers to keep fans interested in their event. It will be interesting to see how Dota 2 fans appreciate the new format, which will see the winners defending their titles in subsequent events. WSOE\s entry into Dota 2 will be a much more difficult sell than their PUBG event. Dota 2 as a MOBA effectively has a wider, diverse fan base and are unique when considered to their MOBA counterparts.
WSOE 1: The Dota 2 Showdown begins Sunday, October 14 and continues Monday, Oct. 15 starting at 9 a.m. PDT each day. Richard Lewis, WSOE’s head of talent, will host and fans can watch live on Twitch at twitch.tv/WSOE.
Meanwhile, Dendi will be standing in for Team Secret at the upcoming Dota2mc Autumn Brawl Playoffs. For fans, this would be a dream come true to see Dendi and Puppey on one team again. Although this is temporary, it has definitely caused excitement amongst fans.
— Team Secret (@teamsecret) October 9, 2018