Playing video games for a living... now that's the dream isn't it?
It's what drives people to spend late nights streaming their content on Twitch instead of watching porn. It's what deprives others of their social lives as they spend their free time at a dingy internet cafÃ©. And while no amount of gaming expertise could ever replace the eye damage and exposure to disease that comes from sitting in a secluded room for hours on end, it doesn't hurt to dream.
If you think that your job sucks more than it usually does and want to try your hand at playing DOTA 2 professionally, why not try competing in the New Blood Championships?
Developed by the Hong Kong-based Purpose Win Entertainment and Fallout Gaming, the series will be the first of many amateur gaming competitions across
Southeast Asia that seeks to expose amateur players to the competitive gaming
As long as you aren't currently playing for a competitive tier 1 team, you are eligible to enter one of the many online country qualifiers set in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. A sixth bracket consisting of the rest of Southeast Asia will also be created. Teams may be composed of a variety of nationalities, with the national majority of team members dictating which country they represent.
With the exception of the sixth bracket that will proceed directly to
the grand championships, the top 16 teams from the five countries will then
move on to their country-specific on-ground finals for a chance to compete in
The grand finals will then be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia and feature one team from each country, the qualified team from the "Rest of Southeast Asia" bracket, two more teams from GamePlan's DOTA 2 amateur tournament, and one more unannounced slot.
The first and second place winners will then be rewarded with money to compensate for the loss of their daily jobs and proceed to an international tournament that will be held in the Philippines from January 17-21, 2018. The third and fourth placers however, still get a chance to fight for the open qualifier's slot.There is no matchmaking rating (MMR) limit once registration opens this July 31, but there are going to be a lot of people signing up within its three week registration period. For more information on the USD 40,000 prize pool and updates on the events, you can check out the official New Blood Championships Facebook page.