Vancouver to host ‘Super Bowl of esports’ this summer

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Rogers Arena in Vancouver will host the International Dota 2 Championships in this August, which could be the grandest event the city has witnessed in recent times.

Dota 2 is an esports game where teams of five competitors try and destroy their opponent’s bases, all for a multi-million dollar prize. Last year, the total prize money for the event was almost $25 million.

The week-long event is usually held in Seattle’s Key Arena, which is currently undergoing renovations.

The final two nights of the week-long event are already sold out.

“If it wasn’t one of the fastest sellouts for something like this, it was up there,” Jeff Stipec of Canucks Sports and Entertainment said. “The sellout was measured in minutes, not hours.”


Source: European Gaming Industry News

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