And They’re Off! Esports Season Has Officially Begun!
The Kiev major for Dota 2 climaxed with OG defeating Vitrus.pro 3-2. For their efforts, OG took home the first place prize of $1 million and Vitrus got a respectable $500,000, in what was the first of several multi-million dollar events this summer.
Over the next several months, League of Legends and CS:GO will have a plethora of major events, involving tens of millions in prizes, culminating with Dota 2 and International tournaments at the end of August.
Here’s a quick overview of what’s coming up.
League of Legends
The SLO Spring Cup and Mid-Season Invitational are both going on right now. As such, expect to see League of Legends regain the top spot in the sports betting market.
As mentioned above, the Kiev Major just concluded with $3 million total in prizes. Next week Shanghai hosts the StarLadder i-League Invitational and Manila Masters event will close out May for Dota 2.
The Intel Extreme Masters is taking place in Sydney right now, top prize is $200,000. June will feature the $1 million+ Esports Championship Series and ESL Pro League.
Finland will be hosting June’s World Championship Series with another $100,000 going to the winner.
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