Last year was great for Dota 2. We got to see different esports tournaments that were hosted in different parts of the world. Some of these tournaments featured small prize pools, while others offered millions. 2020 is going to he no different as it is going to be home to some of the biggest Dota 2 tournaments have ever seen. And today, we are going to talk about a big tournament that will begin in only a few hours.

Normally, organizers announce tournaments for Dota 2 a few months prior to its actual date. This is done so that they can slowly let people know about what they can expect from the tournament and build hype for it. However, this is not the case with a tournament that was announced recently. We’re talking about the tournament that will go live in a few hours, the Dota 2 Summit 12.

Dota Summit 12

Dota Summit 12

Unlike other tournaments, the Dota 2 Summit 12 was announced at the beginning of this month. To be exact, it has been announced ten days before the tournament is scheduled to be held. Because of this very reason, its announcement came as a surprise to every esports fan. In addition to this, it is being held in the middle of two big events; the recently held StarLadder ImbaTv Minor, and the upcoming ESL One Los Angeles Major. However, despite this, the Dota 2 Summit 12 will still feature the biggest Dota 2 teams in the world. Here are some important things that you should know about it:

As it can be difficult for every fan to watch the event in person, the organizers are going to livestream it so that fans can enjoy it peacefully from their homes. For those interested, the Dota 2 Summit 12 will he streamed live on the official Twitch channel of Beyond the Summit, the organizer of the tournament. The live stream will start at 11 AM CT today. If because of some reasons you are unable to watch the live stream, then you will be able to watch the tournament later on the official YouTube channel of the organizer.

Total Teams And Prize Pools

Beyond the Summit has decided to invite a total of six teams to the event. Players will be able to see some top tier teams including Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, and Fnatic. All teams are going to compete for a prize pool of $150,000, which will be divided among the winner and runner ups.

Format

All six teams are in one group and they are going to follow the round-robin format at first with a best-of-two approach. Four teams who perform well will advance to the playoffs while the rest will have to go home. The group stage will feature both an upper and lower bracket. All matches will be best-of-three whole the grand finals will feature a best-of-five approach.

In any case, the tournament is going to be really amazing as we will get to see some of the top teams compete. Lets see which team will manage to defeat the others to become the champion.