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8 Teams from NA, Europe and China heading to Vegas for WSOE
The World Showdown of Esports was announced to the public earlier this week, and actually gets underway this coming weekend. 8 teams are flying into Las Vegas to play on the $100,000 competition, including the on-form Alliance, Team Serenity and EternalEnvy's compLexity Gaming, plus several other teams doing exceptionally well so far this season such as paiN X and The Final Tribe. All of the eight teams were directly invited for the 2-day event on the 14th and 15th of October.
The PokerGO Studio is a 10,000 square foot facility that was the venue for the recent PUBG Pan-Continental event
Taking place inside a 10,000 square foot Poker studio this weekend
Although new to Dota 2 events, organisers ESP Gaming (Twitter) hosted the PUBG Pan-Continental event in July earlier this year (video below), which also had a $100,000 prizepool and was hosted inside the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas, the venue for the upcoming Dota 2 tournament.
The PokerGO Studio is a 10,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Las Vegas, part of the five-star Aria Resort and Casino, and used to stream Poker matches and events. The organisers have decided to label it WSOE 1 from the beginning, which means we're likely to see more events from them in the future.
Alliance, Serenity and compLexity all attending. Plus BSJ and Synderen's mix teams
In terms of participating teams there is quite a good mix. Team Serenity, Alliance and compLexity Gaming all recently qualified for ESL One Hamburg 2018, while J.Storm and paiN X are heading to the Kuala Lumpur Major next month.
The fun factor is that the two lesser known teams actually include well known analysts, both of which were part of the broadcast team at TI8. TI caster Troels 'syndereN' Nielsen is part of HappyGuys while Rooons features TI analyst Brian 'BananaSlamJamma' Canavan.
The matches will be broadcast on the WSOE Twitch channel. For more news about the event be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook.