MLG and joinDOTA Announce Multiple Season League
With over $565,000 in Prizes and Travel
MLG and joinDOTA planning 3 seasons plus World Championship for 2015 to air exclusively on MLG.tv
NEW YORK (December 4, 2014) – Major League Gaming (MLG), the global leader in eSports, and joinDOTA, the most respected name in the Dota community, are teaming up for one of the largest Dota 2 leagues in the world, spanning 3 seasons that will lead up to a LAN playoff for each and culminating with a World Championship in the fourth quarter of 2015, streaming exclusively on MLG.tv.
Top teams from around the world are currently being invited to join the MLG – joinDOTA League system, which will also remain open to the tens of millions of Dota 2 players around the globe.
MLG and joinDOTA will be working together to incorporate MLG Pro Points into the current joinDOTA League to allow players of all skill levels to earn points that will contribute to playoff qualification. More details on the qualifying tournaments and grand prize pool* will be announced soon.
“We’re excited to be working with the Dota 2 community, and couldn’t have found a better partner than the team over at joinDOTA,” said Adam Apicella, EVP of MLG Properties. “Last year we designed our tournament in accordance with what the fans and competitors wanted to see, and we’ll continue to honor that approach with the upcoming league.”
“We have always wanted to create something big with MLG and it doesn’t get much bigger than this,” said Jacob Toft-Andersen, Project Manager at joinDOTA. “By linking the joinDOTA League together with MLG we can create consistent LAN finals with a big grand event the scene can be proud of.”
*Minimum of $475,000 in cash prizes and $90,000 in travel support
About Major League Gaming (MLG):
MLG is the leader in eSports delivering premium gaming content to viewers through its streaming platform – MLG.tv and promoting eSports globally through premier competition. MLG.tv is one of the fastest growing broadcast networks worldwide reaching 20 million highly-engaged fans each month via web, mobile, connected TVs, gaming consoles and social media. MLG pioneered the eSports industry as the longest-running competitive gaming league in North America and through Gamebattles, the largest cross platform online gaming tournament system with 9 million registered users. For more information: www.mlg.tv.
When joinDOTA launched as one of the very first Dota 2 platforms worldwide, the goal of becoming the largest Dota 2 community website in the world was quickly followed up on by expanding its services far beyond those of contemporary community sites. Broadcasting matches, hosting tournaments like “The Defense” & “joinDOTA Masters”, not to mention working alongside the biggest organizations in the industry on event-hosting, enabled the fledgling project to maintain extensive coverage of VALVE’s triple-A title and the numerous, related events all over the world. In this way, joinDOTA quickly becoming one of today’s most influential Dota 2 sites on the web.