The International is the Dota 2 competition that all the fans of the MOBA videogame are anxiously waiting for. We’re just a couple of weeks away from this event and the best players are already busy honing their skills. One of the last tournaments worth participating takes place in China and it will bring together six of the best teams worldwide. OG, Evil Geniuses, Newbee and Invictus Gaming have secured direct invitations to the International and they are also playing in the Mars Dota 2 League 2017
The Final Hurdle before The International
In addition to the strong teams that will also play in Dota 2’s highlight of the year, there are also Chinese squads playing in the Mars Dota 2 League 2017. They secured their place here through Chinese regional qualifiers and will give the visitors a run for their money. It will take place in Wuhan and the Optics Valley International Tennis Center will be its gracious host. The decision to pick this place can look a bit strange, but all the necessary arrangements have been made to create the perfect atmosphere for eSports.
The organizers have published the full list of participants and five of the eight teams are Chinese based. Europeans have two representatives, with OG standing for the entire continent, while Clutch Games being the team from the Czech Republic. Evil Geniuses are the Americans’ best chance at the trophy and also among the favorites. The Mars Dota 2 League has a guaranteed prize pool of $250,000 and the winners will receive $112,500.