Same as last year, DreamHack partners with Corsair again to present a DotA 2 cup with a hefty prize pool amounting to 400,000 Swedish Kronors, or about 60,000USD. The DotA 2 tourneys this year will last for 3 months, from summer to winter (June to December – Northern Hemisphere).
*Corsair – A worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today
*Dreamhack – DreamHack is the World’s Largest Computer Festival. DreamHack has its roots in the LAN Party, and this is still at the core of the festival, with the major events being DreamHack Summer and Winter.
The first batch of invited teams will be announced this coming Friday, on the 13th of April, in-line with the start of the registration for the online qualifying event. The main DotA 2 tournament – DreamHack Summer 2012 – will feature a total of sixteen (16) competing teams, in which eight (8) will be directly invited to the playoffs stage. The other eight (8) teams will be split for two (2) qualifiers – four (4) for the online qualifiers, and another four (4) for the bring-your-own-comp (BYOC) event at DreamHack Summer.
Acclaimed caster Tobi Dawson, aka “TobiWanKenobi”, will be the official commentator of the matches held on-site. Just like in the previous DreamHack events, all matches will be streamed live in Twitch.tv. Hopefully there won’t be any disconnection issues like the showmatch we had for Mineski and Deperruku in APDL.
Other than the prize pool being split with 200,000 SEK each for the Summer and Winter events, there have been no details released yet as to how it will be distributed to winners and placers.
Additionally, to ensure that the BYOC event will gather many participants as much as possible, all teams participating in the tourney will be provided with DotA 2 beta keys. This time around, the beta keys will be distributed even before the event itself, through the booking system of DreamHack.