Cloud 9 is the first international team to receive an invitation for the MarsTV Dota 2 League which will take place in Shanghai, China, from June 3 to June 7. Cloud 9 and three other international teams that will be announced soon will lock horns with four of the finest Chinese teams, in the league’s main event.
MarsTV Dota 2 League made the announcement on their Facebook page:
Today, we are glad to announce that Cloud 9 will return to Shanghai, just a few months after their fifth place finish at the Dota 2 Asia Championships.
MarsTV Dota 2 League will start on May 7, with eight Chinese teams – Newbee (Defending Champions), LGD-Gaming, CDEC, E-HOME, HyperGloryTeam, Invictus Gaming, TongFu, and Vici Gaming., competing to be the four teams to advance to the main event, which will take place in Shanghai, China, from June 3 to June 7. MarsTV have announced Cloud 9 as the first international team that has received an invitation for the main event. Three more international participants will be announced in the upcoming days.
Teams participating in the Chinese league: Newbee (Defending Champions), LGD-Gaming, CDEC, E-HOME, HyperGloryTeam, Invictus Gaming, TongFu, and Vici Gaming.
International teams: Cloud 9 and three other teams, yet to be announced
MarsTV Dota 2 League
MarsTV announced the upcoming 2015 season of the MarsTV Dota 2 League, on April 29. The tournament will feature a base prize-pool of 2 million RMB, approximately $322,000, and will be broadcast exclusively on HuoMao.TV. The prize-pool is significantly higher than last year’s 150,000 RMB pot. In 2014, the MarsTV Dota 2 League’s winner was Newbee. The Chinese team went through the playoffs undefeated, 5:0, and bested LGD, 2:0, in the grand finals.
Why you should watch it
MarsTV hosted The International 2014 Chinese Qualifiers and the Dota 2 Asia Championships. MarsTV partnered up with Perfect World to organize The Dota 2 Asia Championships, known to some as “The International of the East”. The tournament was set up to be very similar to The International. The starting prize pool was set at $250,000 USD, but through crowd funding of compendium sales, the prize pool reached $3,057,519. DAC is expected to be one of the four Dota 2 tournaments called “Majors”.
MarsTV Dota 2 League tickets
The MarsTV Dota 2 League in-game ticket will be released at a later date and will offer a hero set. 25% of the ticket sales will go directly to the prize-pool of the main event.
MarsTV is a Chinese media company part of the Shanghai YaoYu Culture Media Co., Ltd. By hosting The International 2014 Chinese Qualifiers and the Dota 2 Asia Championships, MarsTV has become one of the Dota 2 leaders in China.