Monster Energy Hosting Four Team Dota 2 Invitational at SXSW

Monster Energy Hosting Four Team Dota 2 Invitational at SXSW

Following their sponsorship announcement just yesterday, Monster Energy announced an invitational tournament for four Dota 2 teams to be held at SXSW in Austin, TX next weekend, March 7-9.

With $15,000 at stake, Cloud 9, eHug, Evil Geniuses, and Team Liquid will fight in a miniature bracket throughout the weekend. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, 7th March
 
11:00AM CST - Evil Geniuses vs Cloud 9 (Bo3)
 
3:00PM CST - Team Liquid vs eHug (Bo3)
 
6:00PM CST - Ability Draft All-Stars (Bo1)
 
Saturday, 8th March
 
11:00AM CST - Loser's Bracket Round 1 (Bo3)
 
3:00PM CST - Winner's Bracket Finals (Bo3)
 
6:00PM CST - Ability Draft All-Stars (Bo1)
 
Sunday, 9th March
 
11:00AM CST - Loser's Bracket Finals (Bo3)
 
3:00PM CST - Grand Finals (Bo5)
 
If you're at SXSW, you can watch the tournament in-person for free. It will also be streamed online for those who aren't able to make it there.
 
Two teams will be playing with slightly-modified rosters due to time restrictions. Full rosters are below:
 
Cloud 9
  • Jacky "Eternalenvy" Mao
  • Kurtis "AUI_2000" Ling
  • Wehsing "SingSing" Yuen
  • Johan "Pieliedie" Astrom
  • Jimmy "Demon" Ho

eHug

  • Donal "IMA_Sheep(SUX)" Cheung
  • Jared "Pandaego" Fletcher
  • Marcus "Jigglebilly" Dastrup
  • Alan "Ryuuboruz" Andersen
  • Clay "Cak3z" Wrinkler

Evil Geniuses

  • Artour "Arteezy" Babaev
  • Clinton "Fear" Loomis
  • Saahil "Universe" Arora
  • Peter "PPD" Dager
  • Ludwig "Zai" Wahlberg

Team Liquid

  • Tyler "TC" Cook
  • Sam "Bulba" Sosale
  • Brian "FluffnStuff" Lee
  • Peter "WayToSexy" Nguyen
  • Arif "MSS" Anwar

 

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