Swedish team gets $1.4 million dollars prize money for… winning Dota 2 video game tournament

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Last weekend, the biggest Dota 2 tournament in the world wrapped up. Alliance, a Swedish e-sports team, were crowned the champions and the recipients of the grand prize: $1.43 million dollars.

According to Valve, the developer of Dota 2, that amount is the biggest single-event prize awarded at a video game event. The total prize pool totaled at an astounding $2.87 million, with a significant amount of that being raised by the fans of the game.

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Alliance battled it out with Na’Vi, a team from Ukraine and winners of the tournament back in 2011. The championship match was a best-of-five that went all the way to the final game, with many fans calling the series one of the best and most exciting games in Dota 2 history.

Speaking of the fans, avid Dota 2 viewers turned out in droves. The tournament was held in Benaroya Hall in Seattle, where an estimated 1,700 attendees came to watch the matches fold live. Online, however, the Grand Finals pulled in over 1 million viewers across Twitch.tv, DotaTV and various streams across China.

If you missed it or just wanna see what a match of Dota 2 is like, you can watch the final match of the tournament in the video below:

[via BBC, Dota 2]

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