DotaBuff & ESL have just announced their partnership and formed a new online league called Reach. It seems like it mainly focuses on Tier Two and Three players and will provide them with a platform to show off their skills, and hopefully, get noticed by a big team.
We are excited to announce a new solo online league in a partnership between @ESL and @DOTABUFF. With over $240,000 in prizes we plan on supporting tier 2 #Dota2. We will be on air with more information after the first series of #ESLOneHamburg https://t.co/kEl9uPSSHI
— Reach (@playreach) October 25, 2019
According to the information, players will only be able to queue alone. That said, there will also be a behavior score, similar to the ranked matchmaking in Dota 2 right now.
However, the thing that definitely makes this platform unique is the rewards. ESL will be providing around $20K USD distributed among the top players in the leaderboards. The goal here is to help those players evolve and give them motivation and some sort of payment so that they can continue to better themselves until they reach the big scene.
This is absolutely amazing because Valve is not doing that much to support the Tier Two scene. Even though many people complained on Reddit about this, Gaben’s company is yet to do something bout it.
Apart from giving people a chance to shine, Reach also has a lot of cool stuff. For instance, the players will benefit from the “TrueSight” analysis, as well as other cool bonuses. Be sure to check out more on the official website.
In the meantime, definitely don’t miss ESL One Hamburg 2019 as it slowly comes to an end. Needless to say, it will be very interesting to see which team will come on top.