The Auto Chess Invitational featured South Korean player Jinsoo taking home $450,000.
Ever since Dota Underlords and Teamfight Tactics came to existence, many people forgot that Auto Chess was the one that started it all. Once a custom map in Dota 2, now the game made by Drodo Studios is available on several platforms, including mobile. That said, the developers decided to focus mostly on the Asian market. That’s why there is not as much news about it nowadays as there used to be.
The Drodo Auto Chess Invitational aims to be TI of Auto Chess, so to speak. This massive event hosted by Drodo Studios & ImbaTV has the biggest prize pool for any auto battler yet. With over 32 players from all parts of the world, the event was definitely a must-watch for every Auto Chess fan out there.
The tournament began on the 25th of October at the Shanghai Super Brand Mall in China. The 32 participants were divided into four groups, and each one of them had three rounds of games. After passing the initial group stage, the 16 remaining players were split into two groups once again. The top four from each one went to the Grand Finals.
After an epic battle, the tournament was won by Jinsoo, a South Korean Auto Chess player. The young prodigy won a total of $450K USD, which makes him the wealthiest Auto Chess player right now.
The Future of Auto Battlers
The auto battlers state right now is very strange. Both Dota Underlords and Teamfight Tactics lost a lot of players in the last couple of months. On the other hand, Auto Chess is performing very well if we judge by this massive prize pool. In fact, this is the first official auto battles esport right now, though Riot Games is testing the waters with the Rise of the Elements Invitational.
However, it will be fascinating to see which game will become the leading factor in this field. That said, unless Valve and Riot Games step it up, it seems like Auto Chess will continue to dominate.