Get ready to spend some Moonbucks.
Midas Mode 2.0 is very interesting for a couple of reasons. Apart from being the first big event to take place after TI 9 came to an end, Midas Mode is completely different than any other tournament out there. In fact, most consider it to be a “fun” tournament. Despite that, there is still a pretty good prize pool to it – $150K USD. Not a bad amount for goofing around!
What is Midas Mode?
tommorow is the last day of hell week. the day where we have one last time to practice, playtest, and make sure everything comes together. After tomorrow, theres no time for reflection or planning, its just go time. 9 months I been waiting for this. 9 months of stress. Lets do it
— SirActionSlacks (@SirActionSlacks) September 23, 2019
It is pretty hard to explain what exactly is this tournament about. To make a long story short, teams need to spend the tournament currency called “Moonbucks” for nearly every single in-game action such as picking heroes and more. In addition, fans can buy certain parts of the map by paying actual money. There are even possibilities of people taking the role of Roshan.
In order to accumulate money, teams need to complete many different daily challenges. Needless to say, they need to use their Moonbucks wisely; the last thing a team would want is to lose all of them.
Midas Mode 2.0 Teams
This is where Midas Mode 2.0 shines the most. We will have the chance to see some of the most legendary teams in Dota 2 at once. In fact, T1, T3, T8 and TI9 champions are all going to be here.
If you wish to know more about them be sure to read our overview HERE.
Midas Mode 2.0 Format
There will be twelve teams in total from three different regions. As we mentioned in our previous article, the teams will be divided depending on the region they are from – Europe, America and Asia.
At the start, EU and America will kick off the battle, with the Asian teams starting a couple of days later on September 29. The top three teams from each group will go to the playoffs, where they will face the best from the other groups.
Midas Mode 2.0 Talents
As you can guess, Midas Mode 2.0 will feature all popular talent names in Dota 2 right now. They will make sure that the fans, will have an awesome time watching Dendi playing for Na’Vi & many more.
Midas Mode and the DPC Season
It's not all roses, though. After Valve announced the new DPC season and the dates for the qualifiers, it turned out that they overlapped with Midas Mode 2.0. The community quickly made countless Reddit threads to support this tournament. Luckily, just a couple of days later, Valve decided to listen and postponed the qualifiers by one week.
That said, Midas Mode 2.0 starts tomorrow (September 24) and it will continue until October 2.
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