Chinese Dota 2 players set be recognized athletes post $1m tournament

Chinese Dota 2 players are set to become some of the first esports professionals to be recognized as athletes by the government of a nation.

Chinese Dota 2 players are set to become some of the first esports professionals to be recognized as athletes by the government of a nation.

According to an announcement released on 10th May, an all-new tournament, named the Dota 2 Professional League is launched by Chinese National Sports General Administration in partnership with two most prominent brands in Chinese esports, Perfect World and MarsTV. The tournament is a culmination of two seasons and the players participating in the event will be entitled the recognition of an athlete.

The event will boast a total of $1,000,000 as prize pool, however the prize money is not distributed evenly throughout the two seasons. The 1st season will only have a prize pool of $200,000 while the 2nd will have the majority $800,000.

The event is set to start next week, on 18th May. A total of 22 teams will compete in the 1st season which will extend for next few months. While all the teams will advance to the 2nd season, only the Top 10 teams will be promoted for the 1st division and the remaining will have to fight their way back from the 2nd division.

 

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