Valve’s financial support for third party tournament organizers promised last month starts to roll out.
Beyond the Summit is the second organization to receive funds from Valve to keep the competitive scene active during the COVID-19 pandemic, after last week the South American studio Live Media Esports announced a $45,000 support from the Dota 2 developer for running two leagues in the region.
Dota Summit 13 will feature a $250,000 total prize pool split between three major regions. The three divisions are as follows:
- Europe & CIS
- North & South America
- Southeast Asia
Valve’s support for Dota Summit 13 is financial only, BTS co-founder David “GoDz” Parker mentioned on Reddit.
“Without getting into the battle-pass stuff and amount discussion, I will say for the teams in NA+SA and SEA who will be competing for $100k USD prize pools, it makes a sizable difference. When prize pools for these regions have mostly ranged from $30-50k USD, they’ll be competing for double that with the same time commitment,” GoDz said.
The tournament will kick off next week, on October 21 and will run until November 8, slightly clashing with the currently ongoing ESL One Germany which ends on the 1st of November.
For now, the Dota Summit 13 details are not many. No teams have been confirmed yet, but the organizers announced open qualifiers for all three divisions. According to a Twitter post made today, Southeast Asia along with North and South America open qualifiers will be played this weekend while Europe and CIS “will start later on.”