Defense Season 3 Starts tonight

posted by TobiWanKenobi, 3 years ago
The qualifiers have ended and now the teams get to dig into the first playday of The Defense Season 3; looking to get off to a good start and also put on a show for all the DOTA 2 fans. Our first playday will give us ru iCCup vs se Pulse and eu mTw vs tr HWA playing out their matches from group A and B respectively.

Elite supporters who were able to show off their 'Fluffy' Defense courier in the past days can finally use the other half of their ticket to watch The Defense matches inside DOTA TV. The live stream remains free as usual for everyone else who is interested in following up on the tournament via the web browser.

The DOTA TV ticket is priced higher this season as part of a trial developed in partnership with Valve to see the potential in running a large scale tournament with the supporting funds coming from the sale of DOTA TV tickets. With raising the price, we are also raising the quality of the tournament. With an extra 8 teams and a higher prize pool, you will have access to up to 186 matches available through this one ticket, and we have also added a bonus courier included in the price so you can proudly show your support for the endeavour.

Offical livestream partners for this season of The Defense will provide not only their livestream options on but also in game on DOTA TV. Through the 5 available languages we will have ru StarLadder, es Antena, fr FroggedTV, and de Saga. All other streamers are invited to use the DOTA TV system and their accounts to provide coverage to their communities.


Sources: The Defense Homepage

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Mikeylicious wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:39 CET:
natus vincere!
TobiWanKenobi wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:41 CET:
Mikeylicious wrote:
natus vincere!

Ah Mikey...what would we ever do without you :)
aNTSULi wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:44 CET:
Nice too see so many South American teams.
D4rKNiGhT wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:45 CET:
I think AntenaDota is from Mexico, no Spain.
AeonsHate wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:45 CET:
Waro wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:47 CET:
Looking to buy dota tv ticket no courier needed (damned thous tickets are expensive)
DFDfan wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:48 CET:
eg vs nth again!!!!
AllEyezOnMe wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:52 CET:
NAVI FIGHTING ! Let's do it guys ! GOGOGOGOGO !!
VitoCorleone wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:59 CET:
Empire will rock Group B!
MacedoniaN wrote at 04.12.2012, 14:59 CET:
I sense epic battles approaching
redinquire wrote at 04.12.2012, 15:10 CET:
this looks sexy. i'm super excited!!
Tobz0r wrote at 04.12.2012, 15:16 CET:
ez for bitches love cake
EnDumEn wrote at 04.12.2012, 15:20 CET:
Is the groups randomized all together after all qualifiers are made?

Or has the groups been done after qualifications how you placed in them etc?
AngelicAegyo wrote at 04.12.2012, 15:24 CET:
This is gonna be awesome!
Travia wrote at 04.12.2012, 15:33 CET:
I'm more curious about this experiment that Valve and jD are running. If they want to know if Ticket Sales can fuel a tournament or not then wouldn't it be better to not include a courier? Won't that contaminate the experiment? There are going to be people who just buy the ticket for the courier. I guess Valve could eliminate these people with usage statistics though. Interesting experiment but this means that future tickets are going to cost a lot more money.
ace4ever wrote at 04.12.2012, 15:34 CET:
gl this time navi!
SaiXiS wrote at 04.12.2012, 15:50 CET:
AngelicAegyo wrote:
This is gonna be awesome!

This is gonna be totally awesome!!! Go EG!
Sllug wrote at 04.12.2012, 16:01 CET:
Waro wrote:
Looking to buy dota tv ticket no courier needed (damned thous tickets are expensive)

You do realise that's the standard price for the ticket? The courier comes free. It makes more sense to pay £6.49 for a ticket and courier than £6.49 for a ticket alone.
zer09 wrote at 04.12.2012, 16:37 CET:
SpeedClowner wrote at 04.12.2012, 16:41 CET:
Turkey and Peru ? dafuq
Cr4iger wrote at 04.12.2012, 16:44 CET:
5 Swedish teams.... Nice :)
SkyDD wrote at 04.12.2012, 17:07 CET:
forreading wrote at 04.12.2012, 17:23 CET:
meh. low quality games, high price. maybe will watch stream
TheLegend wrote at 04.12.2012, 17:32 CET:
dont ignore aL ... cwm's mind and bamboe's power to surprise... god that's a good combo
Teddish wrote at 04.12.2012, 17:40 CET:
Since this is going to start soon :
Is there some kind of Schedule somewhere?

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