Dota 2 18 Million Dollar Tournament Delayed By DDOS Attack
Dota 2 18 Million Dollar Tournament Delayed By DDOS Attack: The most popular gaming extravaganza got disturbed and delayed due to a recent attack by some hackers invasion on the tournament servers. The DOTA organizer valve confirmed the DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service Attack) in front of thousands of viewers and stated it as the reason for delay.
Unlike the good old days when the tournaments were secured in a LAN environment, DOTA 2 competition requires the competition servers to connect with external DOTA servers to function which creates vulnerability.
It is a multi- million dollar tournament which gets streamed in Twitch, youtube and even in theaters in US and other countries. They will need to push up the security measures after all it is not a trifling local college gaming tournament.
The Dota 2 tournament is the biggest tournament in the world for e-sports or online gaming. The international tournament is funded by the money from the compendium sales and 25% of all receipts for sales go into funding the tournament. Dota 2 is the most played game online and last month had an incredible 11 million Gamers hooked to the game.
The Tournament takes place in Keyarena at Seattle Center, US and this year it kicked off on 3rd August and will continue till 8 th August when the grand finale will take place.
The prize for the number 1 team in the tournament is a whooping 6.1 million dollars (in the Indian currency is equivalent to Rs. 3.6 crores) a lot more than many CEO’s earn in a year.
The e-sport has taken off in the US and Europe, India is still in the stone age as far as e-sports and gaming competitions are concerned.
There are 16 teams which are going head to head in the tournament and the names for the teams are as follows :
The Prize Money Division is going to be based on the following chart as per the official Dota Website.
The game is played 5 on 5 and the winning teams take the glory and the bounty with them. The Saturday final is going to be the grand event which will also be streamed in 400 theaters in US. You can watch that live on the twitch DOTA Channel. You can Watch Dota 2 Games Live.
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