Shortly after their StarCraft 2 roster all but imploded it seems the Absolute Legends team have some extra money on their hands. Being lost for players to spend the money on they have turned to what seems to be advertisement to get their team back on the radar, by hosting 3 online tournaments with a combined prizefund of $3,000, splitting the prizes evenly amongst the titles StarCraft 2, League of Legends and DotA2.
The two MOBA titles, DotA2 and LoL, will both have the same format. Eight teams from all over Europe will compete in a single elimination bracket. The quarter-finals in this format are best-of-one, the semi's will be best-of-three and the finals accordingly best-of-five. Each game also has the same prize distribution: $700 to the winners, $200 to runners-up and $100 for the third place team.
What will be different is the casters and coverage for each game. League of Legends will feature two streams, one which will feature the expertise of England's Matt Adams and Israel's Brokenshard to guide the viewers through the games, the second being led by none other than Czone from Holland.
The competing teams for the League of Legends tournament are:
For Dota2 likewise there will be two streams to bring the viewers at home all the action, however contrary to the LoL streams both of these streams will be under American supervision. Both Avril and The Capitalist will run their own streams to cast the matches.
For DotA2 the following teams are contending for the money:
The final game to be featured is StarCraft 2. Because of it's 1v1 format the tournament tree looks somewhat different to that of the other two MOBA titles. The 32 invited players will initially be split into eight groups of four, in which the best two players advance to the playoffs. In this single-elimination bracket all matches will be best-of-three bar the finals, which will be best-of-seven, and the third place match, which will be best-of-five.
As opposed to the other two titles StarCraft 2 will only feature only 1 stream to cover the games played, which will be under the casting guidance of American Michael Martin. Most surprisingly: with "only" $1000 on the line the turn-out is actually quite good for SC2 standards.
Some of the top StarCraft players attending are:
The tournaments will run right after this weekends MLG Summer SC2 Arena, from July 23rd until July 25th. For all those who are bored out of their minds with the tasks of school and university gone, this should offer you some distraction from the burdens of life during summer-time!