ESTNN's Veselin Ignatov is here with today's Dota 2 news roundup.
Even though it's been almost an entire year since OG won TI 8, RedBull has finally released their eighty-minute documentary featuring the team. Everyone's excited, to say the least - OG is one of the most loved teams in the world. Fans can watch the Red Bull OG documentary here.
The documentary is Redbull’s first esports documentary, and it goes straight for the heartstrings from the very beginning. We won't spoil it for you, but keep an eye out for Tal ‘Fly’ Aizik and Johan’ N0tail’ Sundstein. After all, people consider this to be the toughest breakup in Dota’s history, and the documentary leans heavily into that.
After that, the documentary follows the players throughout their careers. Fans will be able to catch up on everything, from the good old days of Cloud9 to modern-day OG.
Of course, apart from Sundstein and Aizik, the documentary also covers every OG player. There's also a ton of content from previous OG players such as Amer "Miracle" Al-Barkawi, David "Moonmeander" Tan and more. Despite that, the most heart-touching moment is definitely the story between Notail and Fly. In fact, you can also see the other players speaking up about it too, something which has never happen before that.
This movie is definitely a must-watch for every Dota 2 fan out there. Apart from getting to know some things, its a great hype machine for the upcoming TI 9. Speaking of the devil…
TI 9’s prize pool is now over $32M USD
As most already know, Valve released the new Immortal Treasure III yesterday. That’s one of the main reasons why the prize pool reached yet another big milestone - $32M USD! TI 9 has the highest prize pool of any tournament in esports history. That said, the enormity of the pool also sparked some discussion on Reddit regarding Valve’s approach.
There are many people out there who think that there should be some way to “finance” the tier two and tier three tournaments. This is definitely something which is worth thinking about. Sure, the tier one scene is definitely the most fun to watch. However, motivating other players to better themselves is also very important. The current prize differences between the tier one and two tournaments are just mind-blowing.
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