Gone are the days when Dota was just a game that children play. A new breed of Esport has risen and becoming a whole wide competition
What is Dota 2?
Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena video game. The game is the stand-alone sequel to Defense of the Ancients, which was a community-created mod for Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion pack, The Frozen Throne. Dota 2 is played in matches between two teams of five players, with each team occupying and defending their own separate base on the map. Each of the ten players independently controls a powerful character, known as a “hero”, who all have unique abilities and differing styles of play. During a match, players collect experience points and items for their heroes to successfully battle the opposing team’s heroes, who attempt to do the same to them. A team wins by being the first to destroy a large structure located in the opposing team’s base, called the “Ancient”.
Predator Gaming concludes the Philippine Leg of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 last December where in the winning team will be competing against representatives from 6 other countries in the final round to be held in Indonesia. The National Finals was held in NCR at the High Grounds Café.
The Philippine Leg consisted of 4 Regional Qualifiers and the National Finals. The Regional Qualifiers were held in Mindanao (TNC Bukidnon), Visayas (TNC Bacolod), North Luzon (TNC La Union), and NCR (TNC Marikina).
Following around 6 hours of DOTA:2 action, Quid Pro Quo emerged as the victor of the Philippine finals, besting Alpha Gaming on the 3rd round. Prior to succeeding in the national finals, Quid Pro Quo had previously competed and won in the North Luzon leg of the competition.
Quid Pro Quo takes home PHP 50,000.00 from the PHP 220,000.00 Philippine eliminations prize pool; Alpha Gaming takes home PHP 30,000.00; and Vigggo.Net and NCGC.Davao take home PHP 10,000.00 each. Quid Pro Quo will be moving on to compete in the final round to be held in Indonesia. Vying for the $150,000.00 prize pool, Quid Pro Quo will be competing against the national winners of 6 other countries in Asia Pacific, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.
My children play Dota 2 and they compete with one another. Sometimes I wanted them to stop because I believe that it would affect their studies; well I was wrong
I am not saying that our children play on line game all the time. As for my children, it’s an outlet for them to let their stress out. A break from school works from time to time.
From what I saw during the competition; playing DOTA also reflects sportsmanship, friendship and camaraderie. Team effort was the major key as each of the players protects one another to play to succeed in winning the game.
Lastly, there is a company that believes that Esport is the new game in town. Predator Gaming Established Predator League to empower amateur gamers to showcase their skills and talent on a global scene. Endeavoring to discover and put the spotlight on both professional and non-professional gamers, Predator League aims to capture fresh talent from the Philippines and the Pan Asia Pacific region’s bustling amateur eSports scene, particularly for DOTA:2.
Congrats to the winner and make the Philippines proud when you compete in Indonesia
For further information about the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 campaign, visit https://predator-league.com/.