The prize pool for the Dota 2 Asia Championship has grown to over $1.4 million, making it the biggest Dota 2 prize pool outside of The International. Contributions to the prize pool have remained at a good pace, with over $100,000 being contributed for each of the last two days.
The last two days has also seen the American qualifiers for the event take place, with Fire, eHug, Complexity and somewhat questionably Cloud 9 (even though the majority of their players are European) fighting for a spot at the LAN finals next month.
These qualifiers were also the first time we got to see the new C9 roster after the great western shuffle. C9’s new roster is as follows.
- BigDaddy (n0tail)
American Qualifier Spoilers to Follow!
The BO5 final saw Fire (formerly known as Sneaky Nyx Assassins) take on Cloud 9. The series ended up going all the way to a very entertaining game 5 that saw a fearsome Night Stalker and Jugg from Fire battle against bOne7’s Bat Rider and EE’s Lycan.
Despite a poor early and mid game, C9 took some great fights between 30-40 minutes and managed to force the win. They will be heading to China in just over a month for the LAN finals, along with invited western teams EG and Secret.