Support Your Team
Dota 2 is is an expansive and widely popular multiplayer online battle area, or ‘MOBA’ developed and published by Valve and has historically spearheaded the genre. Dota has also found a way to be a leader in the arena alongside League of Legends. Dota has long pioneered eSports and has contributed to it becoming a much more recognizable sport across the world, but especially in Asia and Europe. It has been confirmed that Dota 2 will return to eSports after a break due to the obvious impact of the pandemic. The International 10 will take place in Stockholm Sweden and the Group Stage commences on August 5th while the Main Event kicks off on August 10th until August 15th where a Grand Champion will be crowned and awarded its share of the prize pool, estimated at USD$40 million.
With the ridiculous prize pools and clear fan interactions, Dota 2 has introduced Supporters Clubs, a new avenue for fans to support their favorite teams by purchasing badges and seasonal equipment. The content in the Supporter Clubs will be provided by the teams themselves and fifty percent of the sales will be given to the team. Thus, fans are able to directly support their favorite teams while donning customizable gear in-game. Each team will have three bundles to choose from, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Gold bundle, as the highest tier, will include the most goodies such as loading screens, voice lines and in-game HP bar badges.
As of right now, content from seventeen teams will be available for purchase and the developers have confirmed that more content will be made available as soon as the content is approved. As the International 10 approaches, Valve has given fans of the biggest teams the opportunity to directly support them and their endeavours as they vie for first place!