The lights are on
Riot Games announced this morning that the second season
of competitive League of Legends play will feature the largest total prize
chest in all of e-sports. The $5 million pool more than one-ups the
million-dollar Dota 2 tourney happening at GamesCom this week, though to
be fair you're comparing a week-long tournament to a full season of
Rather than make one pro team millionaires, the Season Two warchest will hook up local, national, and international tournaments with varying amounts of prize money.
League of Legends Season One lasted for almost a full year, starting
last July and culminating with the $100,000 grand finals held at
Dreamhack in June. The game's popularity has exploded over the last
year, of which Riot's announcement of the Season Two prize money is an
Season Two starts this fall. Riot has yet to say whether the new Dominion gametype will feature in it. Variants in the Dota-alike subgenre have traditionally failed to gain any traction within the community, and it'll be interesting to see if Dominion breaks the trend or falls by the wayside like LoL's own 3v3 map.
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It will be a really difficult choice. Dota2 or LoL? Honestly Dota2 needs to really bring the rain to douse LoL's Dominion fire. The hardcores will of course shout Dota2 all day, but if LoL keeps gaining speed they might have their hearts changed.
That's a lot even for a whole season. I wonder if DOTA2 can beat this.
"[...]though to be fair you're comparing a week-long tournament to a full season of play."
Not to mention DotA 2 isn't even out yet. Valve's spending a million in prize money just to show off the game at Gamescom.
LoL is super fun and I can't wait for Dota 2!
LoL is a great game, keep going strong
I had to do a double-and-a-half-take to fully understand this article's title.
Prize dwarfs?!?! I want to win some dwarves.
And all I can do is enter a measly $40,000 Killzone 3 tournament. |:
I've been trying to get back in this game, but for some reason I can't. I might just try out Heroes of Newerth to see how it plays differently and if I like that one more.
Meh. The guys at LoL are just trying to build hype so that they can hold onto some fans when the vastly superior Dota 2 drops.
It's too bad these games are mainly played and ran by elitists who have no tolerance or patience for newbies such as myself. Sounds like it would be a blast if people were willing to be decent. But it seems that's not the case.