Dota 2 to make first X Games appearance alongside Call of Duty
The esports league organizer announced today that Call of Duty would return to this year’s summer edition of the X Games with a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tournament. The competition will feature the best teams from MLG’s second season of league play battling it out for a set of gold medals.
But that won’t be all. MLG also revealed that Dota 2 would be featured at this year’s X Games event, joining Call of Duty and marking the first time the X Games have hosted multiple esports tournaments.
No details on the Dota 2 tournament have yet been announced, though MLG did offer that the event will be run through their recently established partnership with joinDOTA, which will see at least $475,000 in prize money handed out over the course of the 2015 calendar year.
Dota 2 will be the third competitive video game featured at X Games. The first was Call of Duty, which marked the debut for esports at the action sports festival last summer. That was followed up this January by the X Games Invitational, an eight-team Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament held at the winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.
This year's tournaments are set to begin on June 4 and will run through June 7, broadcasted live on MLG’s streaming platform.
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