DOTA 2 Tournament winners bag a million
Pro-gaming is getting more and more coverage and attention, and DOTA 2's recent tournament had an impressive payout...
Don't let anyone tell you gaming is a waste of time, as Swedish pro-gaming team, Alliance, has won the Valve-run 2013 DOTA 2 Tournament, which featured a huge prize fund.
The free-to-play title is one of the most popular and competitive online games around, and the official tournament attracted the very best teams of players from around the world, and a huge viewing audience, both at the venue and online.
Last year's winners, Invictus Gaming were knocked out in the fourth round, and the new champions, Alliance, won a heated battle against second placed Na'Vi, taking home a whopping $1.2 million. Na'Vi may have come second, but the team still walked away with a none-too-shabby $632,000. Third placers, TongFu, bagged $290,000.
It's big money stuff, certainly one of the highest ever prize funds in eSports, and it's a big reason to give the free-to-play MOBA a try. You've got a year to get some practise in until the next world tournament...
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