Epic news broke earlier today when Valve announced that ESPN will be covering the main event of The International 2014, held at the KeyArena in Seattle. This record setting tournament will now be the feature of the first step into putting eSports into the public’s eye.
The wildcard matches between MVP Phoenix, Team Liquid, Virtus Pro, and CIS Gaming were concluded this afternoon with some great results out of the NA team, Liquid. I did not get a chance to catch the match between MVP and VP, but I did see the remaining matches and was pleased to see the results.
Dreamhack Summer 2014 ends with a bang in a spectacular set between Alliance and Cloud9. The competition is tight with comebacks, back and forth play, and some amazing moves bringing the finals to a game five in a very tense series.
Yesterday kicked us off with the group stages of the Beyond the Summit international tournament where six teams competed over a prize pool of just over $115,000. The format of the tournament is double elimination starting with a group stage for initial seeding. For those who are not familiar with this format, it is a set up where the playoffs allow teams to lose a match and still have a chance at first place by winning the lower (losers) bracket. The group stages are best of one round robin games where all teams will compete against one another and the top standing participants seed into the upper (winners) bracket.
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