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The Defense is Back with $20,000 + More!


  • The Defense is Back with $20,000 + More!


    The Defense is back with new sponsors ROCCAT and Watch 24 invited professional teams and 8 teams from an open qualifier battle for a prize pool of $20,000. This ticket will entitle you to over 100 broadcasted matches by Toby "Tobi Wan Kenobi" Dawson as well as one exclusive courier.

    To get your ticket now just head here:

    We may be seeing a lot more of these extra prizes coming unique to tournaments as the Dota Team has made it clear they want to start helping our these tournament hosters and league organizers.

    A few months ago, when we introduced in-game tournament tickets and team pennants, one of our goals was to create new sources of revenue for leagues and tournaments. While sponsors and ad revenue are useful sources for tournaments, they’re indirect – the funding doesn’t come from the tournament viewers themselves. We believe that long-term, for tournaments to be stable and grow year over year they need to be self-sustainable from direct revenue, and not at the mercy of changing attitudes in sponsoring companies. Figuring out ways for tournaments to do that will take some time and experimentation, so it’s great to see the community getting involved in that experimentation, and even more exciting to see the competitive community working with the Workshop community in the process. Initial signs are good – The Defense 3 has earned several times more in its first week than The Defense 1 did in its lifetime.
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