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Dota Pit League Season Two Announced

Dota Pit League Season Two Announced
The Dota Pit League is back! We’re happy to announce the second season of our tournament in which the top teams in Europe and North America will compete against each other for a $75,000 prize pool. Each ticket bundle purchased will further increase the tournament prize pool by $1.25. 

The bundle also includes the limited edition Sorcerer of the Black Pool set for Lich created by Cersei and Jaime Lannister, creators of the acclaimed Vestments of the Fallen Priestess set. We’re thrilled to include their work alongside our ticket in the bundle. The Sorcerer of the Black Pool set can be found in the Community Workshop below - the ticket is expected to be in the Dota 2 store within the week.

http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=268831658

The tournament will feature top 16 North American and European teams clashing against each other. Starting at the end of September 2014 and ending November 30, 2014, Dota Pit League Season 2 promises the highest caliber of professional Dota for your entertainment.

The invited teams are:
Evil Geniuses
NVMI (aka Virtus Pro Polar)
Virtus Pro
Team Empire 
Power Rangers
Team Secret 
Team Tinker 
Complexity Gaming
Sneaky Nyx Assassins 
Cloud 9 
Alliance
Fnatic
M5
MYM
Navi. US 

Denial eSports


Tournament Format

Group Stage

Two groups of eight teams each.
Two-game series
Teams receive 1 point per map win.
All teams in each group play each other
Group winners advance directly to the semifinals.
Second place finishers advance directly to the quarterfinals.
Third and fourth place finishers play each other for the other quarterfinal spot

Playoffs

Single Elimination
Semifinals and finals are Best of Five series


We’re also excited to announce that HighGround.TV will be the official English casting studio for the Dota Pit League Season 2. You know them from both TI4 and the recent Dota 2 Canada Cup Season 3, and we’re proud to have them casting our tournament. Casters for other languages will be announced at a later date.

We’d also like to quickly thank our sponsors—Sapphire, AMD, Tesoro, Sennheiser and Twitch—as well as to our colleagues and friends for making Season 2 of the Dota Pit League possible.

The tournament will be streamed on http://www.twitch.tv/officialdotapit_en
We hope that you’re as excited for Season 2 as we are - it promises to be a great one. Be sure to support the teams by buying the ticket bundle, and we’ll see you at the end of the month!

TOURNAMENT SPONSORS:

SAPPHIRE:

SAPPHIRE Technology is well established as a leading manufacturer and world-wide supplier of innovative graphics and mainboard products for over a decade. Its AMD Radeon based products are just as well known in the mainstream PC markets as they are to the gaming and performance graphics enthusiast. More recently SAPPHIRE has expanded its global reach to Professional graphics solutions and Embedded system solutions.

Innovation, performance and value for money have always made SAPPHIRE the supplier of choice for enthusiast graphics. SAPPHIRE was the first company to introduce fanless silent cooling solutions based on heatpipe technology and continues to offer this technology in its ULTIMATE series. It was again first to introduce the revolutionary Vapour Chamber Technology to graphics cards, giving quieter and more efficient cooling to high performance graphics products with its award winning Vapor-X product lines. Product variations such as the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Editions deliver users higher performance straight out of the box, and give enthusiasts greater opportunities for performance tuning.

 

AMD:

AMD designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including the personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Sennheiser:
Sennheiser is the only company that makes both the precision microphone equipment your games are recorded on, and the headsets you use to play them.
From Hitman Absolution to Tomb Raider Reborn and from Assassin's Creed III to Far Cry III; Sennheiser and our microphone company Neumann, delivers the audio for your favorite games.
Sennheiser was established in Hannover, Germany almost 70 years ago and since that very first day, our vision has been to pursue the perfect sound. Staying true to our vision we have more than 300 engineers working tirelessly to make sure we set new standards for headphones, headsets, microphones, and integrated systems.

Tesoro:
Tesoro Technology USA Inc, a team of U.S.A gaming enthusiasts. With the objective of designing unique products specially catered to the gamers. We focused on PC gaming and our mission is to create products with better design, increase and reach for peak performances.

In the recent years the gaming industry has developed into the ultra-competitive market that we see today. While we are still a relatively young company, established in 2011. Tesoro will continue to strive for the best and continuously evaluate our performance against the very best of the best.

Tesoro could not exist without the gaming community who inspire us to excel in the design and production of our award winning gear. As a gamers company, we will continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling.

Twitch:
Twitch is the world's leading video platform and community for gamers with more than 60 million visitors per month. We want to connect gamers around the world by allowing them to broadcast, watch, and chat from everywhere they play.