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Convictus Esports Group will be hosting Australia’s first ever major Dota 2 event, The Melbourne Dota 2 Pro Series.

Yes, this is exciting. Very exciting. Convictus Esports Group, a collaboration between ZEN Gaming Lounge, Evolution Events and Blackshatan, supported by AKRacing and Twitch Australia, are bringing us Oceania’s largest Dota 2 tournament.

The event has a total prize pool of $50,000 AUD. The final stage of the tournament will be held at Plenary, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre – a two day event spanning December 8th-9th. The main event will comprise eight teams – two international invites and six qualified groups from China, South East Asia and Oceania.

To get there, you need to make it through the qualifiers, which are held completely online. The two teams who survive the best-of-one single elimination bracket of the same event will advance to the main event in Melbourne.

If you fancy your chances at the big prize, definitely follow this link to register.

Here are the exact dates:

  • September 1st -2nd – South-East Asia Qualifier – Online
  • September 8th -9th – Oceania Online Qualifier – Online
  • September 15th -16th – China Online Qualifier – Online
  • December 7th – Group Stages – ZEN Gaming Lounge
  • December 8-9th – Two Day Main Event – Plenary, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

All teams who make it to the final will have their flights and 5-star accommodation covered.

If you’re interested in attending the main event in a “I’m not one of the best Dota 2 players in the world” kind of way, a range of different-level tickets is available on sale at $59 for a single day entry and at $279 for a two-day VIP access.

In addition to the world class gaming, the event will also feature a cosplay competition, on-site gaming and an Esports market place.

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