WANT to dip your feet into the pros — and get a chance to be coached by pros?
Dota 2 players can look forward to six months of solid arena battling in the Meta.Us Dota 2 League, which will run competitions almost weekly.
“It's a simple message to players,” said Allan Chou, CEO of the Meta.us platform for esports amateurs. “If you've ever dreamed of getting your shot, this is your chance.”
Running all the way up to January 2021, this new league will be roughly split into three seasons, each running for about six weeks. Players who register will first compete in the Open tier. “Think of them as qualifiers,” described Chou. “Within our platform the Meta.us platform, you earn Meta Rank points, which is a ranking system depending on how you do in each one of these tournaments.”
Winners will eventually accumulate enough Meta Rank points to advance into the Junior, and then finally into the Senior divisions.
As teams move up, slots will open up in the Open division, allowing for even more teams to join the fray.
Those who triumph will not just get a slice of the P255,000 total prize pool, but have an opportunity to get coaching sessions with players of TNC Predator, the Philippine pros who’ve made multiple appearances in The International, the World Cup of Dota 2.
Not a competitor? You can tune into the livestreams to add to your weekly dose of esports.
“We're producing highlights, recaps, and player interviews for every single one of these tournaments in every single one of these leagues,” said Chou.
He added: “So almost every day of the week, you'll be seeing content whether that's a recap or interview or highlight... or actual competitive play which will happen from Thursday through Sunday.”
Registration for the first Open League ends today at 8 p.m. Click here to watch an instruction video on how to register your team, narrated by Chou himself. The Open will begin tomorrow night.
For Allan Chou, the Dota 2 League is part of Meta.us’ vision of providing an avenue for esports amateurs into pros. He compares the situation with traditional sports like, say, basketball or volleyball.
“You have youth leagues for every other sport,” he said.”Why should don't you have youth leagues for esports?”