BRB becoming a pro player
By Tim Colwill on August 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm
There’s still a few people who seem to think eSports isn’t really “a thing”, but here’s a thing for you: this team of Swedish pro-players just won themselves a cool $1.4 million.
The team, Alliance, defeated rivals Natus Vincere (Na’Vi) in a best-of-five match that went right down to the wire, with the fifth deciding match watched by close to 440,000 people live on the Twitch stream and even more in-game.
Na’Vi don’t go home empty-handed, walking away with still $600,000 for themselves. The total prize pool this year was a record $2.8 million, partly funded by Dota 2 player contributions.
You can see some amazing photos of the event at the official Flickr stream.