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DreamHack Dota 2 Tournament To Be Sponsored By Corsair

By Pete Haas 2011-11-01 15:45:59 discussion comments
PC gaming hardware company Corsair announced that they'll be sponsoring a tournament for Valve's Dota 2. The DreamHack Corsair Vengeance Dota 2 Championship will take place this month at DreamHack Winter 2011.

Paid attendees of DreamHack will be able to participate in the tournament. The 64 teams will be whittled down to two, and these top contenders will compete at the DreamArena Extreme in front of thousands of spectators. The finals will also be streamed online. The winners will walk away with 100,000 SEK, which is roughly 11,000 Euros or $150,000.

"Dota has always been one of the most popular games at our events, and we're very glad to introduce Dota 2 for the first time to our audience together with Corsair." said Tomas Hermansson, head of e-sports for DreamHack. "It's destined to be an intriguing game, and our first Dota 2 tournament will be an exciting experience for both DreamHack and the community."

DreamHack is billed as the world's largest computer festival. It's the site of a huge LAN party, gaming tournaments, presentations by gaming luminaries, and music performances. DreamHack 2011 will run from November 24th to the 27th at the Elmia in Elmia fair in Jönköping, Sweden.

DreamHack attendees can sign up for the tourny at DreamHack's website. Each team in the tournament will receive a beta key for Dota 2.
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